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Merlo's P50.18Plus - Power Plus Extra Stability

10 Sep 2023

ROCK HILL, SC – Merlo's new range of Panoramic telehandlers includes the P50.18Plus which brings powerful stability to the construction market. This high capacity telehandler, with a lift height of 58'5", a reach of 44', and load capacity of 11,000 lbs., has the added benefit of independent, front axle mounted stabilizers.

Boom side shift and frame leveling are standard and can be engaged with or without stabilizers in use. Merlo telehandlers are known for their compact footprint and the P50.18Plus is no exception even when stabilizers are deployed. Lighter in mass than similar machines (unladed weight is 29,300 lbs.) the P50.18Plus offers high ground clearance, hydrostatic transmission, 100HP Deutz engine, and the Tac-lock system for simplified attachment change out.

The stabilizers are designed to act independently of each other. On uneven ground, this feature ensures higher stability and continuous productivity. With stabilizers fully extended, the P50.18Plus can safely move and place more weight than machines without. When not deployed, the stabilizers retract close to the front axle giving the P50.18Plus unimpeded maneuverability.

The new modular design of the P50.18Plus, with its "Plug & Play" electronics, has a cab (FOPS and ROPS certified) with over 46 square feet of window ensuring an operator has the load and machine surroundings in view at all times. The cab offers a wide split door, ergonomic seating, electronic joystick, and simplified interfaces. Boom side shift, frame leveling, and stabilizer deployment is only a button away from the joystick, ensuring seamless operator control.

The P50.18Plus is equipped with the Merlo MCDC, a standard operational safety software program. In real time the MCDC automatically recognizes attachments and monitors boom extension, angle, and load weight. Operational options are available to meet specific job requirements.

Compact and powerful, the Merlo P50.18Plus guarantees performance, greater reliability and better safety features on every job. See the full line of Merlo telehandlers at



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