New Merlo telehandler with quarry appeal
McHale Plant Sales eager to promote new powerful and versatile machine to Irish quarry customers
QUARRY operators and contractors are expected to be high on the list of targets when the new, more powerful and more versatile Merlo TF35.11 TT-145 telehandler makes its appearance on the Irish market early next year.
Included for the first time are hydraulically powered stabilizers or ‘outriggers’ that extend the machine’s versatility by increasing stability for those conducting overhead maintenance on high vehicles or machinery, or working on aerial building repairs. An additional feature will be its ability to carry a work basket for servicing overhead lighting, conducting inspections in high, hard-to-reach areas etc.
Distributed in Ireland by McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, the new unit is equipped with a 105kW (143hp) engine and has a road speed of 40km/h, a lifting capacity of up to 3,500kg (to a maximum height of 11m) and the power to tow up to 24 tonnes in weight.
McHale Plant Sales’ general manager, Denis McGrath, said: ‘By virtue of its capacity to handle a broad range of attachments, such as forks, bucket, crane hoist and aerial work baskets, and its stabilizers to ensure maximum stability when using an aerial work platform, the new TF35.11 TT-145 unit combines the functionality of a conventional load carrier and bulk materials handler with that of an aerial workstation when carrying out maintenance work with personnel at height.’
He added that the telehandler’s much more powerful engine ‘contrasts favourably’ with a standard construction machine in the 75–105hp range.
Amongst the TF35.11 TT-145’s numerous features are load-sensing and stability control functions that guard against the risk of frontal tipping when fully loaded. Others include precise and powerful hydraulics with load-sensing and flow-sharing technology, telescopic boom side-shift for precise load positioning, and an EPD transmission that, according to Merlo, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 18%.
Optional features include a system that regulates and delivers a constant flow of oil to implements.