Telehandler enhancements

The new Merlo Turbofarmer TF and Multifarmer MF telehandler models offer latest Merlo technology, operator comfort, and efficiency.

Merlo MF40 9CS model 817
The new Merlo MF40.9CS model 817 shares many enhancements that are common to the Turbofarmer and Multifarmer telehandler lines.
Merlo Turbofarmer dashboard
The dashboard is positioned for ease of operator access and visibility. Buttons are backlit for increased low-light visibility. 

Cab enhancements: Still offering the largest (3 foot, 3 inch) cab in its class, the two-section door has a 180-degree opening width of 34.25 inches with better step and handle placement for ease of entry, plus safety latches inside and out.

Other interior changes bring on a more automotive feel. Newer soundproof materials, a drop-down two-position visor, plus better seat suspension and cushioning are designed for operator comfort and productivity on the toughest worksites. The air vent system, with its redesigned vent layout, provides improved AC/heat airflow comfort.

Controls: The dashboard is positioned for ease of operator access and visibility.  Buttons are backlit for increased low-light visibility. The joystick supplies instant access to forward, neutral and reverse. They offer pedal inching capability and offer an easier access position for a radio.

Exterior: Merlo added esthetic updates with a curved front window and LED lights all around.

Engine: The engines, which are sourced from Kubota, Deutz, and Iveco, will be Interim/Final Tier 4-compliant.

Transmission: Merlo transmissions offer EPD-Eco Power Drive-electronic controls to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and improve use simplicity. There are two optional transmission versions: EPD Plus with speed control and Heavy mode; and EPD Top, which adds automatic accelerator management of engine speed with the joystick.

Safety: As with all Merlo machines, the cab’s 360-degree view is encased within a Ring of Steel, high-resistance 8x8cm steel bars that exceed ROPS and FOPS standards. The boom’s electronics are safely housed inside the boom.

Merlo’s continuous attention to looking beyond conventional telehandler technology ensures every machine built gives the best power, design and respect for the environment and end user, Merlo sources report.