Equipment and Machinery

Merlo line-up to evolve in 2022 new machines set to land in local market

It’s shaping up as another busy year for Merlo Group Australia, poised to add a number of new machines to its product line-up, including the DBM 3500 concrete mixer and the Cingo M800 TD compact transporter, with the manufacturer setting about broadening its offerings to the Australian market.

Having recently introduced the ROTO 50.26SEE PLUS rotating telehandler to its, Merlo Group Australia is well positioned to build further momentum in 2022, with the DBM 3500 and Cingo M800 TD adding more variety to its portfolio.

Both machines are decked out to deliver key performance, comfort, safety and efficiency benefits, and as with all products in the Merlo range have been developed with an underlying focus on the effective integration of innovation, technology and reliability characteristics.

Established in the Italian province of Cuneo in 1964, Merlo draws on a long history of innovative product development, with it having grown the scope of its operations over the years in line with its internationalfocused approach.

Merlo states that its DBM line is decked out to tackle the most varied and demanding working conditions, with notable features including structural solidity, ease of use, efficiency, productivity, manoeuvrability and reduced fuel consumption.

The DBM 3500 weighs in at 7.2 t (operating weight), has a drum volume of 5,000 l and a concrete yield capacity of 3.5 t, with its selfloading bucket handling up to 700 l of aggregate at each load cycle.

With a water pump flow rate of 250 l/min, the DBM 3500 supplies up to 3.5 m3 of concretein less than 15 minutes, with Merlo advising the mixing drum ensures a high-quality mix due to its high geometric volume, reduced angle of inclination and a double spiral propeller with variable pitch.

Running a 75 kW Tier 4 Deutz engine, placed on the front side of the frame to maximise ventilation and assist with accessibility, the DBM 3500 has a maximum travel speed of 40 km/h.

It comes equipped with portal axles (increasing ground clearance), 4WD with three steering modes and a hydrostatic transmission, and additionally features:

• Hydraulics on the self-loading bucket – lift and rotate the bucket as needed, with the bucket door automatically opening to unload the aggregate into the drum
• Hydraulic water system – comprises a self-priming pump with a 3-way diverter to the barrel, tank or 20 ft hose with washing lance, with a dashboard counter and ground controls regulating the amount of water delivered into the barrel and lance
• Ground controls – replicate controls found in the cab, with the operator able to control engine acceleration, water pump activation, drum rotation, barrel lift, chute lift and emergency stop
• Drum positioning – sees the drum sitting on a “fifth wheel”, allowing 180° lateral rotation, while the DBM 3500 can discharge concrete up to 330° around the machine, with the discharge chute having a maximum unloading height of 2.06 m
• ROPS-certified cab – is equipped with double controls split between front and rear, with the seat spinning 180° to access the rear controls, while a lever is used to reverse the direction of machine travel
• Operator and machine safety – when unladen, the barrel offset, in relation to the frame axle, compensates for the cab weight, supplying optimal front and rear visibility, while when fully loaded, the concrete mass is pushed onto the machine’s longitudinal axis, maintaining the gravitational centre

Merlo describes its Cingo transporters as being easy-to-handle machines which have been designed for working in tight spaces, with a low centre of gravity ensuring maximum lateral stability when operating on slopes and in rough terrain.

The M800 TD weighs in at 480 kg, and has a maximum capacity of 800 kg, with it running an 8.9 kW Honda engine with electric start (travel speeds of 2.5 and 4 km/h), and additionally featuring:
• Hydraulic transmission – with gear motors guaranteeing maximum torque transmission, while strong rubber tracks exert low specific pressure on the ground
• Operator comfort – the ergonomic positioning of the driver’s seat, along with the large operator platform’s shockabsorbing system, are designed to optimise driving comfort
• Controls – the M800 TD’s hydraulic track forward drive controls are designed for ease of use and to deliver maximum driving comfort, with the connected speed regulator allowing the machine to perform specific processes that require a constant driving speed
• Efficiency – the M800 TD provides versatility in the handling of material in confined spacesand on steep and uneven terrain, and with a total width of 690 mm it is capable of transporting materials and passing through doors and gates and in narrow passages without any problems
• Safety – dynamic braking of the automatic parking brake, integrated in the gear motors, guarantees a lower stopping distance and maximum safety, while an overcentre valve improves uphill and downhill speed control

The Merlo Group Australia has an extensive dealer network throughout Australia, visit to find your local dealer.

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