Manulift, the largest distributor of telehandlers in Eastern Canada, increases the standards of customer service with La Ferme Dujedu in Quebec's Charlevoix region.
After his first trial at his poultry farm last July, Mr. Duchesne, owner of La Ferme Dujedu, was convinced that the MERLO Multifarmer 29.6 was going to be the best tool for his business. Note that the Multifarmer 29.6 is the most compact telehandler offered by MERLO including a PTO that could provide 90 hp, a Three-point rear linkage, a boom of 6 m (20'), and is able to lift 2,900 kg (6,400 lb).
To fully optimize the use of the MERLO Multifarmer 29.6, Mr. Duchesne needed a vehicle with a maximum height of 70'' (5'10''); 18'' lower than the low profile standard model. Manulift's structural remodelling team started to work on a modification plan that would satisfy their customer's needs. The first step was to change the tires which lowered the MERLO Multifarmer 29.6's height by 8''. After that, the team strategically cut the cab to gain the missing 10'' to meet the customer's needs. The frame was welded with a double interior layer to insure the solidity and the look of the cab. The door, windows, seat and the interior finish were all adjusted to realign with the original appearance of the cab.
These modifications prove why Manulift is the leader in the Eastern Canadian telehandler market. These types of modifications could also be useful for more than just the poultry market, for example the construction, mining and dairy industries regularly work in restricted areas and could greatly benefit from a similar product customized for their needs.