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What is the best telehandler to buy?

The telehandler is an ever-increasingly used tool in the workplace and in the construction and agricultural industries. It is ideal to lift goods and thanks to its telescopic boom, the telehandler can reach places other lifting equipment can’t. Having trouble choosing the right telehandler? Our guide can help you find a machine that offers safety, comfort, and maximum performance.

Buying the best telehandler: Merlo Turbofarmer


When traditional handling methods in arable or livestock farming can’t get the job done, it’s time for the family of Turbofarmer telescopic handlers. Made by award-winning Italian company Merlo, Turbofarmer telehandlers are the result of 110 years of research and development, as well as Merlo’s experience in innovative technologies. Key features of the Turbofarmer is safety, productivity, and maneuverability. The hydrostatic variable transmission with smooth acceleration to top speed, boom, and importantly cab suspension, offer a comfort level for the driver that is unparalleled in the telehandler market.

Buying the best telehandler: Merlo Compact Family


Looking for safety, comfort and maximum performance? The Merlo Compact Family range offers a highly material handler with a range of attachments designed to maximise productivity and efficiency. Easy to operate, the boom can reach a height of 6 metres as well as 8 metres with a load capacity up to 3200kg. The Compact Family allows a faster return on your investment and helps improve profitability, efficiency and competitiveness.

Buying the best telehandler: Merlo Multifarmer range


Merlo were the first to launch a range of telehandlers dedicated to agriculture in 1996. Recognised as a ‘milestone in agriculture’, the Multifarmer models represent a revolutionary solution for performing all farm work, handling, lifting, transporting loads and operating attachments with a high level of performance for operations typically carried out by traditional tractors (towing and tillage). Multifarmers are equipped with the anti-tipping MCDC (Merlo Dynamic Load Control) system and engines managed by the EPD (Eco Power Drive) system, which allows for a reduction in diesel consumption. The new construction concept allows you to customise the models according to operational needs, consequently offering the widest agricultural range with tailor-made solutions for the customer.

Buying the best telehandler: heavy-duty range


Merlo has two distinct families in the high-capacity class: the first belongs to the high-end Panoramic range with lifting capacities from 6.0 and 7.2 tonnes (P60.10 & P72.10) in the 10 metre class; the second, named HM, completes the offering with load capacities up to an impressive 12 tonnes with booms from 10 up to 18 metres (P50.18HM P65.14HM P120.10HM). Since the latter is a specific family, the characteristics are also different.

Buying the best telehandler: explore the massive range at SQMH

South Queensland Material Handling (SQMH) is proud to be one of Queensland’s biggest forklift and telehandler dealers and repairers. You can explore our complete range of award-winning telehandlers here.

Do Merlo telehandlers meet Australian safety standards?


When buying a telehandler, safety must always come first. The entire Merlo product range sold in the Australian market and used in Australia is certified as meeting the required Australian Standards issued. The most popular Merlo telehandlers have been rigorously tested and certified by an authorised third party certification company based in Sydney. Specifically, Merlo products are Australian Standards 1418.19 and 1418.10 compliant. You can find more information here.

Buying the best telehandler: why SQMH?


Trading since 2008, SQMH is a well-established material handling equipment company offering top quality materials handling equipment from Yale Forklifts and Merlo Telehandlers, as well as a wide range of rough terrain forklifts. We are known for our after- sales support, servicing and parts. SQMH will always find a Materials Handling Solution for you.

Having trouble choosing a telehandler or need more information? SQMH can help you determine the ideal telehandler to meet your needs and budget. Download our brochures online or chat to our friendly team in Torrington today on 07 4634 2744.

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