Compact P27.6


A new high-performance compact telehandler.

Compactness, lifting capacity,traction, comfort and high-level safety are the special features of the Merlo P27.6.

With a boom which extends to more than 6 metres in height for a lifted load of 2.7 tonnes, the P27.6 has the same modular cab as its big brothers, off ering astounding space and visibility – unique in its category.

With a top speed of 40 km/h (55kW model) and the option of being registered as an on-road agricultural tractor, the P27.6 handler is unrivalled in its class, and is the undisputed leader on the market.

  • Maximum speed 40 km/h (55kW model): unique in its class
  • Type-approval as an on-road agricultural tractor (optional)
  • 6 metre booms: superior to the front loaders in height, speed and productivity
  • Hydrostatic transmission with continuous variation from 0 to 40 km/h without torque interruption
  • Two levels of torque and power

Engine & Transmission

At Merlo, our designers have adopted technologically-advanced diesel engines, evolved hydrostatic transmissions and axles equipped with dry disc brakes that help reduce power absorption. Electronic diesel engine/transmission management helps to optimise performance and minimise energy expenditure.


Merlo personally designs and produces most of the components that make up its telehandlers. The axles are an integral part of every design, and are conceived and sized for better integration with the main components of the machine.

Telescopic Boom

The Merlo designers have created a sturdy, compact and light telescopic boom which has become the industry standard for design, load capacity and speed in the execution of work. The structural-type steel chosen for the boom is welded along the neutral bending axle, for a boom that stays straight regardless of extension and load conditions.

Technical Information

The Merlo P27.6 compact handler is a high-profile professional system which completes the extensive range of Merlo equipment, offering high levels of performance even in confined spaces. It’s not a small handler – it’s a big handler in a compact package.

Performance and FeaturesP27.6P27.6 PLUSP27.6 TOP
Total unladen mass, with forks (kg)4900
Maximum capacity (kg)270027002700
Lifting height (m)6,16,16,1
Maximum reach (m)3,53,53,5
Maximum operating height (m)4,54,54,5
Maximum operating reach (m)1,51,51,5
Capacity at maximum height (kg)175017501750
Capacity at maximum reach (kg)100010001000
Turbo motor (displacement/cylinders)2.6/43.3/43.3/4
Tier 4 Interim engine power (kW/HP)37/50*55/7555/75
Maximum speed (km/h)254040
BSS hydro-pneumatic boom suspension###
Fuel tank (l)707070
Hydraulic gear pump (bar-l/min)210/79210/94210/94
Hydraulic oil tank (l)707070
FOPS (ISO 3449) and ROPS (ISO 3471) cab***
Electro-mechanical joystick command on/off***
Tac-Lock attachment locking***
Hydrostatic transmission***
Pedal-operated inching control***
Permanent four-wheel drive***
Four-wheel steering***
Standard tyres12.5-1612.5-1612.5-16
Type approval as an agricultural tractor###
Towing capacity (kg)-31004000

* As standard # On request

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