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Merlo telehandlers good bad anyone know much about them Canadian boys maybe

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SNOWLORD, Apr 6, 2014.


    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Looking at replacing a telehandler and came across these Merlo telehandlers.
    They spec out nice actually the only meeting my criteria 7-8k lifting, 31 ft of lift, 25mph and excellent vision all around. There is a dealer within 40 miles of me but I am concerned as I have never heard of them before but are big overseas. I understand they are popular in canada so if anyone has any info I am all ears.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Anyone? Anyone?
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I've seen them at a few farm shows I've been to but don't know anyone who owns one.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Thanks Dave, I am pretty much down to this Merlo or JCB as Bobcat and others dont make telehandlers anymore. We tried a CAT but the vision and lift height were horrible, they are basically a renamed JLG which is a lift and carry machine not a real working digging machine, and that type the boom is in a terrible place for vision.
  5. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

  6. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Stopped at Bobcat dealer in Winnipeg this morning before driving home they had two on the lot, first time I have ever seen one but now will keep my eye open for them.