Manulift receives exclusive Canadian distribution rights for Merlo telehandler
"The TF [TurboFarmer] 65.9 is truly a unique model, designed to handle the most difficult jobs," says Martin Drolet, Merlo CEO. "Its load capacity of 6,500 kg, in addition to its great maneuverability in tight spaces, makes it one of the most compact and efficient machines for repetitive and robust tasks.
"Telescopic handlers can compensate and make up for certain productivity deficits. Considering the lack of manpower availability that we are experiencing these days, it is no surprise that companies are using them more and more," continues Drolet.
Michael Waldner of Truss Community in Manitoba, who owned the very first TF65.9 unit long before its official arrival in Canada, says that this new piece of machinery will meet the growing needs of his company, which manufactures and stores huge prefabricated roof structures.
"This telescopic handler is a tool that will allow us to increase our productivity tenfold on a daily basis," says Waldner.
Produced for repetitive movements, the telehandler is able to ensure fast movements, in only a few seconds, whatever the axis: vertically or horizontally in retraction or extension mode. The HF (Hi-Flow) models are equipped, as standard, with the self-revolutionary joystick, developed to improve ergonomics, reduce operator fatigue, and increase daily productivity.
The telehandler is equipped with the latest generation of Merlo's hydraulic spool valves, combined with a high flow hydraulic pump. Also, the quick change of attachments, with the Tac-Lock hydraulic clamping system.
Manulift wants to reach new niche markets with the TurboFarmer 65.9 where companies must manage large volumes of work, in terms of quantity as well as weight. The heavy agricultural sector, outdoor yards, recycling, aggregate, energy, lumber, and the entire industrial sector are the main targets identified.
With a view to making its product line more accessible, Manulift also offers contractors adapted financing facilities, taking into account financial structure in terms of tax savings and/or protection of working capital and optimization of cash flow.