Recently, AMS hosted Century Construction (Matthews, NC) for safety and operational training of the P40.17 Panoramic telehandler with front stabilizers. Guided by AMS training manager Brian Hatch, the Century team learned about the symbols, lights and audible safety notifications Merlo builds into every machine.
Each team member was given the opportunity to sit in the operator's seat to experience select safety notifications and how to appropriately handle them.
Also, Century technicians were trained in basic machine maintenance and troubleshooting.
Safety, operational, and maintenance training for Merlo telehandlers, Rotos, and Venieri loaders is a service offered by AMS's service department. To learn more contact your AMS territory manager, or Brian Hatch directly.
Let us introduce you to our machines of the month
VF18.63B muscle with automotive inspired comfort
The VF18.63B wheel loader proudly delivers power and maximum flexibility. It offers a lift capacity of 28,374 lbs. Its commanding breakout force of 34,400 lbs. makes the VF18.63B the go-to machine when the job calls for heavy duty capacity. The 40° articulation means this big machine can maneuver in much smaller areas than traditional wheel loaders.
The static tipping load at full turn is 30,424 lbs. Its Deutz 6 cylinder pumps out 228HP. It offers a hydrostatic transmission, rear oscillating axle, and “Z” kinematics. It's the small things that add up to big benefits with the VF18.63B. Ample ground clearance, front and rear axle limited slip differential, lights, centralized greasing system, electrical opening of engine bonnet, and all the comforts an operator could want such as an enclosed cab with great soundproofing, a pop open windshield with wiper/washer, AC/heat, low access platform, rear view mirrors, ergonomic seating with easily accessible controls, multipurpose joystick, plus rear onboard camera. Learn & see more here.
Concentrated power with BIG performance
The P27.6Plus has a compact footprint (12'8" x 6’ x 6’3"), making it an ideal machine for sites with tight spaces that require heavy duty service. This telehandler offers a maximum lifting height of 12', maximum load capacity of 5,900 lbs, maximum reach 11'5" with a maximum forward reach load capacity of 2,200 lbs. Powered by a Kubota 4 cyl. turbo diesel that pumps out 75HP, this machine moves along at 25 MPH. Plus, the P27.6Plus accepts a number of attachments such as buckets, winches, manbaskets, augers, and many others.
Standard features include hydrostatic transmission, 4 wheel drive with 3 steering modes, disk brakes on all 4 wheels and a very comfortable enclosed cab. The cab offers a more automotive feel with the controls positioned for operator efficiency and a redesigned air vent system that offers maximum AC/heat airflow comfort. For close work, the pedal has inching capabilities. Seat suspension and cushioning make operator efficiency a breeze even on the roughest work sites. Learn more here.
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