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With the company dating back to 1911, Merlo are the specialists in the manufacture of telehandlers. The Italian company makes a range of fixed and rotating telescopic handlers with their first ever made back in 1981 with the SM30 model.
The first rotating turret model ROTO came more recently in 1991. Since this time, the company focused increasingly on the farming market with their TurboFarmer (TF range) in 1996 and their MultiFarmer in 2000.
The construction range of Merlo telehandlers was launched as recently as 2018.
Thanks to their specialisation, there are usually more Merlo Telehandlers for sale at PlantPages than by any other manufacturer.
From time to time you will also find Merlo pedestrian dumpers for sale – these small tracked dumpers like the M500 are marketed under the CINGO track carrier range.
Merlo have a very confusing model numbering system for its telehandler range.
There are Turbofarmer versions (TF), plus Panoramic versions (although hardly ever called that - simply a 'P' at the front of the model as in the P35.11 (the numbers all represent the lift capacity - here 3.5 tonnes and lift height - here 11 meters).
In addition there is the more tractor-like MultiFarmer versions (MF) Finally there are the rotating telehandlers caller the 'ROTO'.
Finally there are models with no letter starting but followed with a 'G' - your guess is as good as ours, but they all form...