Quebec City, Quebec (December 15, 2020) – Manulift EMI Ltd (Manulift) announced the introduction of the Roto 70.24 S Plus to the Canadian market for the first time. Its state-of-the-art security features and technological capabilities further highlight Merlo’s dedication to innovation, starting with the build of their equipment. 

We’re very excited to add the Roto 70.24 S Plus to our fleet. With a 7-ton load capacity, it’s definitely powerful, but more so it reflects the pure impressive R&D efforts at Merlo, which delivers unequalled productivity, precision and safety,”  said Martin Drolet, President at Manulift.

Boasting enhanced performance and lifting power, the 70.24 S Plus offers the industrial and construction markets a new high-end telehandler to complement their current product offerings in the Canadian market. 

The new Roto provides a high maximum load capacity of 15, 430 lbs (7,000 kg) and 79 feet (24.2m) boom height to help tackle projects in all terrains and conditions. The 70.24 S Plus offers a powerful FPT NEF45 engine with 170 HP and a maximum speed of 40 km/h and stands as one of Merlo’s most powerful units in Canada.  

Unmatched Technology 

Merlo’s iconic “ROTO Range” allows the machine to rotate a full 360° without having to reposition the unit. Completing projects has never been as quick and efficient. It also features a 20-degree tilt cab designed to give the operator a continuous view of the boom and its load.

Advanced Safety

The Advanced Safety System displays the telehandler’s parameters in real-time, including the stabilizer position, boom extension angle, turret position, carriage rotation, load position and weight. The unit is built with a steel safety belt around the cabin, 360-degree visibility and Dynamic Load Control to ensure maximum security. 

High-Performance Power and Efficiency

The machine’s perfect weight distribution, optimal telescopic lifting boom and sliding mechanism designs have allowed for a considerable increase in performance while the wireless control unit allows for all the necessary movements throughout different applications. Equipped with Merlo’s Eco Power Drive (EPD) technology, it allows for a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 18%.

Independent Stabilizers

The stabilizers on the Roto 70.24 S Plus are structured to facilitate rapid and safe deployment and are independently controlled allowing you to level the unit as required in all situations and even on the most uneven terrains. 


Maximum load capacity 15,430 lbs (7,000kg) 
Maximum lift height 79 ft (24.2 m) 
Capacity at full lift height  6,610 lbs (3,000kg)
Capacity at full forward reach 1980 lbs (900kg)
Engine FPT NEF45 – 170 HP
Transmission 100% Hydrostatic 
Speed 40 km/h
Other Tilting cab 20°

About Manulift

Manulift is the telehandler specialist in Canada. As proud distributors of Merlo, Skytrak and Snorkel, Manulift has the most productive and versatile telehandlers on the market. With reliable expertise and unmatched service. From agriculture to construction, material handling, landscaping and mining, our mission has been to help Canadian businesses optimize their operations for the past 45 years. With offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Quebec City, and a network of 26 dealerships, Manulift leads the telescopic forklift industry. For product information or dealer locations, please contact Manulift EMI Ltd., (877) 641-8355.

To view more information about the Roto 70.24 S Plus, click here!

For further information or to schedule an interview with a Manulift spokesperson:

Name: Pascal Prevost, 

Title: Marketing and Communications Director

Email: [email protected]

Number: 514.295.6473