MERLO UK is adding the new DM dumper range to its portfolio, described as re-opening a ‘nostalgic era’. Merlo Group first introduced a DM dumper model in 1964 during the firm’s first year of operation.
Making its UK debut at Plantworx will be the new nine-tonne DM9, the first of a range of DM dumper models. The machine is designed to transfer loads across all types of sites and terrain.
DM dumper models can be specified with a fixed or a 180-degree powered swivel tipping skip, allowing operators to have complete control over load discharge and distribution whilst unloading. The skip is manufactured from 6mm fixed steel with 15mm reinforcements with the use of Hardox steel at the bottom.
Equipped with a rigid chassis, the DM dumper is said to provide ‘excellent’ stability, even on undulating terrain and a high level of ride comfort.
The DM9 features Merlo’s own EPD managed hydrostatic transmission, said to provide the dumper with a ‘smooth infinitely controlled jolt-free drive’ and ‘significantly shorter’ cycle times over longer transfers thanks to its 40km/h top speed.
The dumper comes with a fully enclosed operator bi-directional dual-view cab featuring ROPS and FOPS level 2 protection as standard. The Merlo dual-view system allows the operator to swivel their seat 180 degrees.
Merlo will also be displaying its new Generation Zero CINGO e-Power machine at Plantworx 2023.
Described as adding a ‘new and exciting dimension’ to the CINGO range of tracked dumpers and carriers, the ePower model offers a fully electric solution for customers looking for a high tip rubber tracked carrier or high tip dumper.
Merlo explained a continuous autonomy range of up to four hours gives users a ‘dependable and highly efficient’ machine, whilst minimising environmental impact.