Always first in class.
The P27.6 represents the smallest model in the Compact Telehandlers family.
These dimensions, combined with high manoeuvrability, allow for maximum material handling performance, even in small spaces.
Equipped with the exclusive Merlo cab, already a favourite on the higher segment models, it guarantees the most spacious and comfortable driving position available on the market.
The large glass surface, the level of soundproofing and the exclusive roominess allow you to work to the best of your abilities, reducing fatigue and guaranteeing maximum safety.

The P27.6 reaches a maximum speed of 40 km/h, which allows you to drastically reduce the transfer times. Furthermore, the transmission does not require gear changes.
This telescopic handler can be granted tractor type approval, ensuring maximum versatility for a range of uses. 
The P27.6 Top is the version with the highest torque in the range, designed for those who need superior performance without giving up the extraordinary compactness and comfort guaranteed by the Merlo 27.6.

Points of strength


Everything at your fingertips
Exclusive precision:
Guarantees maximum movement precision, thanks to the hydrostatic transmission, which ensures millimetric variations in the machine's movements and load's positioning.
Compact and lightweight:
The Merlo telescopic handlers are compact and lightweight to reduce manoeuvring space and impact on the ground. These features guarantee safety, manoeuvrability, productivity and lower consumption.
Merlo telescopic handlers are designed to offer the best visibility on the market, ensuring faster and safer operations.


The best workplace
Quiet and comfortable:
The new cab, of generous dimensions (1,010 mm) , is mounted on Silent Blocks, which drastically reduce vibrations, guaranteeing maximum comfort and maximum visibility for the operator.
Quick accessories changeover:
The Tac-Lock system for hydraulic clamping of the attachments further improves operating comfort.
Protection of the handled load:
The boom suspension system (BSS) is available as an option, which protects the load during transfer and maintains a high level of driving comfort on rough terrain.
Air Conditioning System:
The air flow is distributed homogeneously within the passenger compartment and optimally reaches all areas for first-class comfort.


Simpler and smarter

Simple and precise operations:
The entire range is equipped with hydrostatic transmission, which makes the work phases simpler and more precise. Moreover, the dry disc brakes limit the absorption of energy, thereby reducing the machine’s fuel consumption.


Not just feelings
Record-breaking safety:
The Merlo integrated safety system controls the operating parameters in real time, allowing the operator to work in peace.
Certified cabs / Certified protection:
The Merlo cab is FOPS - Level II - and ROPS certified, to guarantee a high level of safety for the operator.

The widest cab of the category

The cab is designed to guarantee a record level of comfort for our customers. At 1,010 m, it is the widest in the category, but careful attention has also been given to acoustic and thermal comfort.
Furthermore, the low-frequency hydropneumatic shock absorber system allows for the drastic reduction of vibrations inside the passenger compartment and in the driver's seat.
Air conditioning:
The air conditioning system is completely new and has been developed according to automotive standards, halving the warm-up and cool down times to guarantee the optimal temperature in all conditions.
The Merlo cab can reach an optimal internal temperature, even in extreme weather conditions. The inlet vent is placed on the side of the cab, away from potential sources of dust and dirt to maximise the service life of the filters. Inside there are 8 vents, three of which are dedicated to defrosting the windscreen, for optimal climate comfort.
The Merlo cab is FOPS - Level II - and ROPS certified. This ensures a high level of safety for the operator.
The latest generation Merlo cab incorporates a pressurisation system compliant with ISO 10263-3.

Merlo telescopic handlers are known worldwide for their extraordinary visibility, thanks to the large 4.3 m² glass surface and the exclusive roof design.
Reverse shuttle at steering wheel:
The reverse shuttle at steering wheel control: intuitive and within easy reach, increasing safety and manoeuvring agility while maintaining full control of the steering wheel.
Door that can be opened at 180°:
Exclusive door that can be opened at 180° for easy access and featuring an independent upper window: air circulation, visibility and direct contact with those working outside are assured without compromise.


The Merlo designers have adopted technologically advanced diesel engines, advanced hydrostatic transmissions and axles equipped with dry disc brakes, which contribute to reducing power absorption. Diesel engine/transmission management is electronic to optimise performance and minimise energy consumption.
Kohler 75 HP engine:
This model is equipped with a 75 HP (55 kW) four-cylinder Kohler Stage V engine. The engine complies with the anti-pollution regulations with the DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). 
Maximum speed of 40 km/h:
The only one in the category to reach the maximum speed of 40 km/h.
Gear pump:
The hydraulic gear pump ensures optimal and simultaneous control of all movements and reduces maintenance costs. The transmission system is managed in a way that guarantees a high static starting torque, smooth progression and an optimisation of cycle times and consumption.


Merlo designs and produces its own axles internally, which are thus made and tailored to each application, enhancing performance and safety for each model.
Epicyclic reducers:
The axles fitted to the machine are equipped with epicyclic reducers that are synonymous with great reliability. Their exclusive design offers a lower centre of gravity for excellent traction. 
Three steering modes:
Merlo telescopic handlers offer three steering modes: only the front wheels, pivot steering and crab steering.
This exclusive solution adopted on the axles guarantees the maximum steering angle to perform manoeuvres in tight spaces.
Four-wheel drive:
The driving wheels, which are always engaged, are synonymous with maximum traction in all operating conditions.
The integral servo-assisted braking system acts on the four wheels for maximum safety in every working context.
Parking brake: activates automatically when the engine is switched off or can be engaged manually from the cab.


The Merlo designers have devised a sturdy, compact and lightweight telescopic boom, today a benchmark for design, load capacity and speed when carrying out work.
The chosen steel is of the structural type with welds along the neutral bending axis, offering a rectilinear boom in any extension or loading condition.
5.9 m Boom:
The boom consists of two sections: the maximum lift height is 5.9 metres for unrivalled versatility.
The components - including the boom extension cylinder, the hydraulic pipes and the electric cables - are housed within a cartridge structure inserted in the boom.
This exclusive solution considerably increases the longevity of the components and makes the external shape clean and snag free, allowing for rapid maintenance operations.
The ZM2-type tool carrier carriage allows for all Merlo attachments to be connected. The hydraulic locking of the tools is carried out from the cab, while the hydraulic and electrical connections feature quick couplings.

Tac Lock:
The attachments are easily replaceable, thanks to the exclusive Tac-Lock system for the hydraulic locking of the attachments, thereby improving operating comfort.
Hydraulic and electrical connections:
Hydraulic and electrical connections are available at the end of the boom, allowing for the movements of the various usable attachments to be operated directly from the cab.

Technical Details

  • Maximum Capacity (kg) 2700
  • Lifting Height (m) 5,9
  • Operating weight (kg) 4850
  • Standard Tires 12-16.5"
  • Width (mm) 1860
  • Height (mm) 1960
  • Lenght (mm) 3910
  • Boom side shift (mm) -
  • Frame levelling (%) -
  • Engine KOHLER
  • Displacement/Cylinders 2500/4
  • Engine Power (kW/HP) 55,4/75,1
  • Emission standard Stage V, DOC + DPF
  • EPD -
  • Max Speed (km/h) 40
  • Hydraulic pump Ingranaggi
  • Flow / pressure (l/min - bar) 95 - 210
  • ROPS - FOPS Cab
  • Cab Suspension -
  • PTO -
  • Number of speed 1

Available equipment