The Merlo Telehandler for All Industries & Seasons

The Merlo Telehandler for All Industries & Seasons

Merlo’s P27.6PLUS, a telehandler for all industries, delivers maximum performance in a compact size.  With a width of 6’ and a height of 6’4”, the P27.6PLUS surprises with the largest cab in its class, and the muscle to handle a maximum load capacity of 6,000 lbs., with a lifting height of 19’4”. The P27.6PLUS has a lower center of gravity for increased machine stability, traction, and nimbleness. And yes, this compact is approved for towing trailers.

The cab is for the operator

Operators can expect comfortable seating (frame-mounted vibration-damping silent blocks) and a maximum level of ergonomic functionality, in the placement of the controls, within the spacious (3’3”) enclosed cab. The single-level joystick is easy to operate.  Real-time operating parameters are delivered to the highly visible LCD. The reverse shuttle is conveniently located on the steering column, giving the operator maneuvering agility while still retaining control of the wheel. The cabin air filter is mounted on the side of the cab for better quality airflow. Operators enjoy balanced AC/heat through an automotive-style 8-vent system.  The P27.6PLUS delivers full visibility with its wide curved windshield, safely protected by a FOPS certified protective grill. The 3” ring of steel which surrounds the cab maximizes protection of the machine and its operator.

Machine operation specifics

The P27.6PLUS comes standard with a hydrostatic transmission for precision machine movement (maximum speed is 25mph) and 4WD with three steering modes. Side-mounted on the frame for accessibility ease is a 75 Hp Kubuto engine or 75 Hp Kohler engine. The quick response no-flex boom has the hydraulic lines inside the boom, reducing job site wear and tear. The fixed displacement hydraulic pump is engineered to limit component wear and reduce hydraulic oil overheating.

With its two hydraulic connections and outlet on the boom, the P27.6PLUS is designed to accept numerous attachments. The operator-controlled Tac-lock system makes for easy, and safe, attachment connectivity.

Delivering more than most forklifts, the P27.6PLUS  is a four-season machine that adapts to any industry needing versatile material handling solutions.


Applied Machinery Sales imports and distributes Merlo telehandlers for the U.S. market. Located in Rock Hill, SC, AMS offers direct sales, rentals, dealership opportunities, and financing.

Learn more by contacting AMS or your local Merlo dealer: 803-327-4949,, web:

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