When the project of realizing the bypass tunnel at the Romaine II River was attributed to the company Neilson-EBC, located in St-Nicolas (Qc), they knew that choosing the right equipment would play a major role in the success of this project.
After examining several scenarios, only one equipment could be selected to fulfill this project: the Merlo Roto 40.25 MCSS, the only rotative telescopic able to rotate inside its own outriggers.
The working zone being either under a shelter or inside the bypass tunnel, it is impossible to work with "lifting by suspension" equipment. o Dimensions and rotation of the Roto Due to the Roto's dimensions (4.5 m (15') with deployed outriggers), the space occupied still allows circulation in the tunnel even when the Roto is at work. Being the most compact on the market, it does not block all the space. Furthermore, the rotation eliminates back and forth movements of the machine requiring less space to operate and increasing safety at the same time.
To reach the working zone, it is necessary to go down a 12 m (40') rock wall. Only equipments not exceeding the capacity of the bridge crane can take part in this project. Due to its general design, Merlo is always the lightest brand for an equivalent operation capacity, thanks to its class 1 hydrostatic transmission and the Ring of Steel TM; a steel belt replacing the use of counterweight by an equal distribution of the mass.
To realize the 25 m (82') concreted ceiling section, Neilson-EBC's workers have to install suspended coffering and only the Roto 40.25 MCSS allows doing this operation without blocking the entire workspace or requiring additional machinery. Also, the automatic Quick Attach? function, which allows changing attachment without even going out of the cab, accelerates in a significant way the time assigned for every stage.
At the beginning of the project, people at Neilson-EBC had also considered the possibility of working with a traditional telehandler, but this option was quickly rejected. Not only a special adapter would have been necessary for the installation of the suspended coffering, but having no rotation, working capacities were largely decreased because of the multiple restricted areas of the working zone.
With its 4,000 kg (9,000 lb) capacity and 25 m (82') of boom and offering 45 m (150') work zone coverage without moving the machine, the Roto 40.25 MCSS is unique in its category. Economic in fuel and able to reach a 40 km/h speed, it has all the characteristics that make Merlo famous (360 degrees vision, impressive pulling and pushing capacity, incomparable stability, 500 hrs maintenance interval, compatibility with the 90 Merlo attachments, etc.).
Manulift, with branches in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, is an importer of the Merlo products. Manulift is proud to offer these innovative telehandler products to Canadian entrepreneurs.
The high demand for the Merlo product is clear with more than 700 units sold in Canada in the last six years. Merlo is the telehandler world leader with pure innovation since 40 years. With 28 units produced every day, Merlo is the most demanded telehandler brand worldwide.
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