Compact and Nimble. The Versatile Merlo P27.6 Plus

Compact and Nimble. The Versatile Merlo P27.6 Plus

It may look like “just a compact telehandler” but the Merlo P27.6 Plus delivers BIG capabilities. This compact machine (12’10’ x 6’0”x 6’5”) with its 10” ground clearance supplies a 6,600 lbs. maximum load capacity.

Better than just basic

Its ground-engaging, no-flex boom lifts smoothly to 19’4” and easily handles 3,300 lbs. The maximum reach of 10’9” safely carries 2,000 lbs. Weighing in at 10,700 lbs. unladen, the P27.6PLUS can safely be towed on a heavy-duty trailer.

Attachments? Yep!

Forks are standard. The hydraulic + electrical service outlets on the P27.6PlUS boom  ensures this machine easily adapts to a wide selection of attachments such as buckets, manbaskets, winches, jibs, hooks, and augers. The easy-to-add skid steer adapter expands the attachment capabilities even more.

Material handling dynomo

The P27.6 PLUS is an excellent replacement for many forklifts as it can carry more weight, offers comfortable, all terrain nimble maneuverability, and can supply more accurate placement of load. The inching pedal is especially useful when loading storage racks, flat beds, and even enclosed trailers.  The P27.6PLUS is a strong performer within the agriculture industry. Yet, it has also proven to be excellent within other industries needing more than what a traditional forklift, or a small loader, can offer.

Cab designed for the operator

This Merlo telehandler has the largest enclosed cab in its class (3’3”), with a wide glass surface (360° view) for optimal viewing. FOPS and ROPS certified, this cab is designed for optimal operator efficiency with a maximum level of ergonomic seating. The dashboard and joystick are intuitive.

Cab designed for the operator part 2


The P27.6PLUS  cab is heated. Plus, the side-mounted air filter optimizes cabin air flow through 7-vents supplying  year around comfort for continuous operator safety and efficiency.

And more...

The P27.6PlUS’ nimbleness comes from its 4WD/3 steering modes, finger touch reverse shuttle, 11’ turning a ratio, and hydrostatic transmission.

Its quick response 25 mph is powered by a 4-cylinder 75Hp Kohler engine. Standard features also include Merlo safety system that monitors machine parameters in real time; work and travel lights; wipers front, back and top; pedal inching control for precise load placement; a Tac-lock system for in-cab control of  attachment change out; and reversible fan for optimal engine performance.

The P27.6PlUS is just one of the compact Merlo telehandler models available in the USA.  The compact range is designed to fit any industry needing high profile performance in a small size lift.

Follow this link to see a video overview of the P27.6PLUS

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