By Patrick Hill31 March 2009

Merlo’s Roto 45.21 telehandler will be centre stage on the company's stand at Intermat.

Merlo’s Roto 45.21 telehandler will be centre stage on the company's stand at Intermat.

Merlo, ATN, CTE, and Bobcat are all exhibiting new access platforms and telehandlers at this year's Intermat.

Merlo re-visit the past by showing the prototype of its 4000 kg, "super compact" P25.6 telehandler. Its 1800 mm width was first seen from the Italian company in the P20.6 SC of the early 90's.

Despite its narrow profile, the new machine carries the 995 mm wide standard cab of the Italian company's telehandler line. A 50 kW diesel engine gives the P25.6 a maximum lift capability of 2500 kg to a height of 6 m.

French vertical-mast platform manufacturer ATN will debut its 12.2 m working height Zebra 12 model, its first articulated boom and first diesel-powered model. The Zebra 12 has a 230 kg maximum basket capacity and 8.5 m of maximum outreach. Sales manager Patrick Biasin tells IRN that 16 m working height and, eventually, 20 m machines will follow.

Standing tall at CTE's stand will be its 50.7 m working height Bizzocchi 510 HR and launched at last year's SAIE in Italy. The 26 t GVW model has a maximum outreach of 34.5 m with 120 kg in the basket, and 28.3 m with 450 kg.

Also from the Italian company on show is the 17 m working height crawler, the Traccess 170, wearing the markings of the new brand the Italian company announced earlier this year. The 2050 kg machine provides a maximum basket capacity of 200 kg, has a turret rotation of 330º, and access flexibility stemming from its double-knuckle and telescoping boom and jib.

Bobcat will show its compact 4.5 t T2250 telehandler. Its maximum lift capacity is 2.2 t and its maximum lift height is 5.2 m.

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