MERLO & KOMATSU FEATURE ON McHALE PLANT SALES STAND AT FTMTA PUNCHESTOWN SHOW
The position of importance Merlo holds within the McHale Plant Sales model mix will be underlined at the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show (Punchestown, February).
Featured units will be a TF35.7-115 Turbofarmer model, displayed alongside a P27.6 Plus unit from the compact end of the Merlo model spectrum.
Aimed at agricultural contractors and farm owners alike, the TF35.7-115 Turbofarmer is described as a ‘versatile’ telehandler proven in winter feeding, silage harvesting and other farming applications.
Equipped with a tractor-like rear pick up hitch attachment, it bridges the gap between tractor and general farmyard load carrier, its other attributes including a 7 metre boom reach and suitable headstock for all types of farming attachments.
Amongst the standout features of the Merlo P27.6 Plus is its full size cabin with compact dimensions – measuring just 1,840cm wide and 1,920cm high – making it suitable to handle a wide range of applications. Its 6.1 metre reach, 2.7 tonne lifting capacity and maximum road speed of 40Km/h make it one of the most versatile machines in its class.
Buoyed by a new, faster, more streamlined factory-to-buyer supply chain arrangement, McHale Plant Sales has set new targets for the Italian-made range in terms of Irish market expectations. Its sales director, John O’Brien said: ‘more deal-focused, our aim is to raise Merlo sales to levels that better replicate the brand’s position in other European and North American markets’.
From Komatsu will be the new WA320-8 wheel loader, launched just a few months ago.
Fully specified and fitted for agricultural use, the heavy-duty unit comes with a full range of attachments to suit the requirements of farm contractors, grain harvesters and merchants. Class-leading features include wide core radiators, limited slip differentials, autolube system, boom suspension, agricultural size 750-65R26 tyres, climate control and a full light package. A front quick coupler with extra hydraulic lines is designed to accommodate a variety of attachments including silage forks, pallet forks and bucket applications.