Forkwest now official SW Merlo dealership
Merlo’s panoramic handler range demonstrates the innovation and technology Merlo is known for, and now, Forkwest has become the South West’s premier and only Merlo dealer.
Forkwest director Phil Baker said the move from being a stockist to an official dealership has been hugely beneficial.
“Merlo approached us and said ‘would you like to be the dealer for the South West, as we don’t have anyone here’,” he said.
“We now cover a 200km radius from Bunbury and now get parts direct from Italy and sell them considerably lower.”
Through an innovative approach to product development, Merlo Group has become a world market leader in hydrostatic transmission telehandlers, with more than 50 years of leading expertise in design and safety.
The unequalled performance, 102hp turbocharged engine, boom sideshift and frame levelling devices with the unique BSS and EAS suspension systems add up to another incomparable solution from Merlo.
“Merlo is one of the only manufacturers that make 100 per cent of everything in their own factory – they make everything, every single thing on the machine,” Mr Baker said. “A lot of other manufacturers bring in other companies for different components.
“One of the really good things about Merlo, is all they manufacture is telehandlers – they make a great product.”
Winning features include a spacious and comfortable cab, highly ergonomic control layout, multi-purpose joystick, personal storage, easy cab access, sound reduction, side-mounted engine and a hydrostatic transmission.
The Panoramic handler range includes models in the 7m and 17m classes with lifting capacities ranging from 3400kg to 10000kg.
The exclusive features of the range ensure maximum performance and ease of operation even in the toughest of applications, and is available now through the South West’s only Merlo dealer – Forkwest.
We cover a 200km radius from Bunbury and now get parts direct from Italy and sell them considerably lower. – Phil Baker
Merlo’s panoramic handler range demonstrates the innovation and technology Merlo is known for.