Merlo’s new modular approach in evidence at bauma
The first machines to benefit from Merlo's new modular approach on show at BAUMA
Italy’s Merlo Group unveiled the first three of its telehandlers to benefit from a new modular approach to construction: the P27.6, the P30.10 and the ROTO 45.35.
The group has invested over euro100m in the project that will see different machines assembled using a kit-of-parts approach. The benefit to customers should be increased quality, faster delivery time and a reduced number of spare parts to speed up maintenance and repairs.
The machines look quite different from their predecessors with a remodelled – and standardised – cab. Other features include Eco Power Drive to reduce fuel consumption; a simplified engine layout to aid maintenance; CANbus system; Tac-Lock system for safe and quick attachment changes; the suspended cab; and the Merlo Transversal Stability System (MTSS).
The ROTO 45.35 is a prototype and the first Merlo machine to have a hybrid engine. In electric mode it operates almost silently, for situations where noise is a sensitive issue. As yet, Merlo has not set a date for this model to go into production.