The introduction of the all new TF65.9TCS170-HF telehandler by Merlo marks a significant addition to its heavy duty range of telescopic handlers.

This new model is well suited for those handling a high volume of materials in the large scale agricultural, aggregate, renewable energy, timber and waste sectors.

It has been developed specifically with these demanding applications in mind. Offering a maximum lift capacity of 6.5 tonnes and a maximum lift height of 8.8m, this new heavy duty handler expands the offering from Merlo in this growing high capacity sector.

Fitted with a four-cylinder, 4.5 litre FPT turbo diesel engine producing a maximum of 170hp, the Stage V engine is equipped with both diesel particulate filter technology and a selective catalytic reduction system.

The well-proven Merlo hydrostatic transmission is standard along with the innovative EPD TOP (Eco Power Drive) electronic transmission control. This feature allows the operator to select to automatic engine response whilst using the hydraulic functions, giving efficient and the right amount of power for all actions. .

It is also possible to activate the Eco and Speed Control functions in order to maximize ease of use and overall performance all whilst minimising fuel consumption and a maximum transport speed of 40 km/h is standard.

The new TF65.9 is also equipped with the brand new ASCS (adaptive stability control system) as standard with an in cab 10.1-inch LCD colour screen that displays the load dynamic and capacity chart, which is updated in real time.

The information from the load being lifted, attachment in use and the machine stability index. This feature also allows:

• Adjustment of the reaction and speed of hydraulic functions.

• Setting and defining of possible load capacities for each attachment.

• Recording and storing the load cycle data.

A new load sensing and flow sharing hydraulic system HF (High Flow) is fitted with a high capacity 160 l/min variable displacement, so it offers responsive and high output hydraulic for most demanding tasks.

The new model can be specified with the MCVTronic CVT transmission. This Merlo designed and built feature increases the torque at the wheels at low speeds, for maximum pushing power, whilst optimising efficiency at higher speeds such as those used for transport.

The cab is modular type construction with a roomy overall internal width of 1.01m, making it one of the largest on the market. Operator comfort is further enhanced with the patented CS cab suspension fitted as standard.