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Guinness Book of Record achievement demonstrates durability and ease of operation of a Merlo telehandler

Wayne Munce, Australian General Manager of Merlo says anyone who needs convincing of the robustness, comfort and durability of Merlo’s telehandlers needs look no further than the diary of Leo Terqujeff. Leo – Manne to his friends – is a Merlo after sales service technician from Finland who is so passionate about the brand; he decided to drive a Merlo P 25.6 telehandler halfway across Europe, from Italy to Finland.

The journey, in celebration of the brand’s 50th anniversary and Manne’s own approaching retirement, got underway in Italy on 28 April. Manne has arrived in Finland after travelling through Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The 4,000km journey is the longest distance ever travelled by a telehandler.

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