Telehandler priced to compete

McHale Plant Sales managing director, Michael McHale, says they will market the new Merlo Turbofarmer telehandlers at competitive prices, to build market share.

Aimed at agricultural and construction users, the range consists of three models with two lift capacities (3.8t or 4.2t), two lift heights (7m or 10m), and 20 spec combinations.

All have a newly designed chassis. The TF38.7 lifts 3.8 tonnes, with a seven-metre reach. The more powerful TF38.10 also lifts 3.8 tonnes, but with a ten-metre reach.

It is fitted with frame levelling with side-shift, cab suspension, CVT transmission, and the option of a 120hp or 156hp Tier 4-compliant Deutz engine. The TF42.7 lifts 4.1-tonne with a ten-metre reach.

It has the 156hp engine, fitted with a particulate filter, exhaust gas recirculation, and a catalyst to minimise emissions.

The new range saves space, with engines mounted lengthways and the radiator set parallel to the ground.

Also standard is a reversible fan that runs according to engine temperature, and is designed to use less horsepower while the engine is cool, which Merlo say adds 18% fuel efficiency. The new cab is wider, with a new instrument cluster, improved visibility and a monitor that displays lift and weight information and that doubles as an on-board weighing system.

Ventilation is improved, and the steering orbital unit has been moved outside the cab to reduce noise and heat. With hydraulic-system improvements,oil flow has been raised: 16% (gear pump) and 18% (piston pump).

A self-levelling compensating ram has been repositioned to reduce boom stress.


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