WITH no shows to engage with customers, Merlo has highlighted its latest telehandlers suitable for the Scottish agricultural market.

The well known Turbofarmer range has been very popular with farmers since it was first launched and the latest model, the Turbofarmer 65.9CS, should add to that success. The ability to adapt to different working conditions and the machine's versatility vis-à-vis several applications are considered crucial characteristics for the Turbofarmer range.

Merlo launched the 65.9CS model to satisfy growing customer demands for a machine capable of managing high lifting capacities, whilst maintaining versatility and ease of use.

Powered by a 170hp engine, the Turbofarmer 65.9CS, has been developed with significant benefits in terms of performance, efficiency, reliability and reduced maintenance time, ensuring top-range safety levels.

Thanks to a new 170hp engine, the high performance Load Sensing and Flow Sharing hydraulic system – which can deliver more than 165 l/min and MCVTronic (the latest continuously variable transmission) – this machine can perform any type of work in the industrial and agricultural sectors.

Both simpler and more intelligent, it is equipped with Eco Power Drive (EPD), an electronically-controlled hydrostatic transmission that reduces engine revs where high levels of power are not necessary, as well as introducing additional features such as speed control and automatic rpm adjustment in accordance with hydraulic power requirements, keeping fuel consumption to a minimum level.

Merlo's new hydraulic distributor integrates all the common features of the hydraulic distributors (electro-actuated valves, independent controls, control of the transverse inclination of the frame) together with new features such as gravity lowering of the boom, continuous delivery of services oil and implementation of automated cartesian movements of the boom, both vertical and horizontal.

These functions greatly simplify the handling of loads in confined spaces, limiting the number of manoeuvres with the machine and being, overall, operator-friendly.

Courtesy of the unique levelling system, this corrects lateral tilt of up to 11° to enable loads to be lifted vertically, safely while the advanced load management system, CDC, is provided as standard item.

The new cab is equipped with Merlo’s patented damping system, drastically reducing vibrations and noise, while its ample dimensions ensure maximum comfort and visibility for the operator. The tac-lock system for hydraulic tool locking further enhances operating comfort.

Designed to last, the machine structure has been built for over-time endurance and the telescopic boom ensures maximum precision of movement anytime.

Indeed, even with high loads and on the roughest terrain, the axles provide excellent traction and efficiency. Moreover, to top it all, a 7cm steel belt protects the entire structure from any shock or bump.

Fully compatible with the extensive range of attachments specifically designed for Merlo telehandlers and that interface with the exclusive automatic recognition system, Turbofarmer machines can operate in a host of situations.

Merlo goes electric

Merlo joined the road to develop electric powered machines and launched two models, the two-wheel-drive E-Worker 25.5-60 and four-wheel-drive E-Worker 25.5-90.

These battery powered machines are designed to reduce noise levels and pollution emissions, to increase manoeuvrability in confined spaces and drastically reduce operating costs compared to similar models equipped with heat engines powered by diesel fuel.

An advanced software, developed internally by Merlo Group, allows monitoring the status of the batteries and optimising their use. This outstanding performance ensures a working autonomy of eight hours.

Thanks to these unique features, the new range is the ideal tool for applications in closed environments such as stables, warehouses, material sheds, factories and underground facilities and ensures operation and traction even in off-road situations to meet the needs of municipalities, agriculture, construction and landfills.