AMS-Merlo Newsletter April 2018Applied Machinery Sales
Multifarmer-Agriculture’s Cross-Over Vehicle
AMS-Merlo has 17 model lines available for 2018. This month, we continue our series on the available Merlo models. Today, meet the MF40.9 Multifarmer.
Of the four telehandler classes Merlo offers the agriculture industry – Compact, Turbofarmer, Panoramic, and Multifarmer—it’s the Multifarmer that is agriculture’s cross-over vehicle.
Merlo’s Multifarmer models combine the benefits of a heavy duty telehandler —with a boom capable of handling 8,818 lbs. at 28’10” lift height and 2,204 lbs. at 18’8” reach—with excellence in conventional tractor applications. The 3-point linkage, electronic PTO and 20-ton towing hook with hydraulic distributors come standard and are designed to accept any implement used by conventional tractors, having the same power, for soil preparation and haulage operations. The Merlo Multifarmer comes standard with: frame leveling, CDC Dynamic Load Control system, hydraulic load sensing pump, multi-functional armrest and CVtronic transmission.
This model year, Merlo rolled out a modular cab design that builds upon the already best-in-class features of the largest cab within its market, with the wide easy access doorway, and the hydro-pneumatic suspension package for exceptional operator comfort. The new cab design enhances the optimal 360-degree operator visibility with the “Merlo Sky-View” curved windshield. This ensures maximum visibility of the load even when the boom is fully extended.
Merlo engineers created a more automotive feel to the cab with these redesigns: the dashboard, which offers better ergonomic access to the machine controls; and the air conditioning system. The real estate on the door side of the cab now holds anti-pollen filters. The eight vent system brings better quantity and quality airflow to the cab. Plus, Multifarmers are equipped with a “Fan Drive” system that changes fan rotation from suction to blowing to clear air clogging debris. Multifarmers accept many attachments, such as buckets, forks, clamps, grippers, hooks and platforms, and are also ground engaging. Along with all the standard features, options are available that can make the Merlo Multifarmer even more compatible with your specific application.
Applied Machinery Sales Announces Sales Team Expansion
Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), distributor of world-class Merlo telehandlers to the USA market has added Ron Selby, Jr. and James Langley, Jr as territory managers to its growing national sales team.
“Merlo telehandlers, especially within the construction industry, are fast gaining recognition for bringing value and versatility to a job site,” said Garth McGillewie, president of AMS. “With Ron and James on our sales team, Applied Machinery Sales is strengthening its relationships and expansion opportunities within this growing market.”
Ron Selby, Jr., has over 25 years’ experience in heavy equipment rental and retail businesses. He will manage the following territories: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
James Langley, Jr. has a number of years within the heavy equipment business including operations, sales, and rentals. His territory encompasses Eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
To contact your territory manager and for more about Merlo telehandlers, please call the Applied Machinery offices at 803-327-4949.