30 Year Old Merlo in for a Makeover


To mark Merlo UK’s 30 th Anniversary, the Italian manufacturer’s UK subsidiary have recently acquired a classic model sold within their first year of UK operations.

This 1993 Panoramic 60.10XS was, at the time, the largest telescopic handler in the Merlo range of Panoramic models. Sold in July of 1993 by North Yorkshire former Merlo dealer AM Handling to a local grain merchant, not much is known at present about the applications performed by the machine during its life.

Recently, the machine was located in the Southwest of the UK where it looks to have been performing offshore applications (as evidenced by the hefty lifting shackles it acquired along the way to transport the machine to and from boats).

A full restoration of the 30 year old P60.10XS is currently underway with the goal of restoring this piece of Merlo UK’s history to its former glory. Regular updates will be posted across Merlo UK’s social media channels through the coming weeks.
Merlo UK intend to exhibit the restored machine at several of this year’s shows and exhibitions, so look out for it during this summer’s show season!

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