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About Manulift:

Thanks to our vast experience with telehandlers; we own more than 70% of market share in Eastern Canada. Wanting to offer a broader range of products to our customers, in 2004 Manulift took up a challenge by introducing the high quality and productive Merlo Italian telehandlers. To this day, we are the most successful Merlo dealer worldwide with more than 200 new units sold yearly.

Manulift has the largest telehandler rental fleet in Canada, with more than 400 units, and is amongst the North American top 15. With the aim of keeping our units for more than a decade, the rental fleet regroups only the best brands; the one offering the best return on investment (ROI). Brands selected for rental are, according to our criteria, trustworthy to be sold to our customers with who we want to establish long lasting business relationship.

Those achievements are the results of the continuous efforts from a family and its team. The head office still being in Quebec City, decisions are taken here with managers aware of the market's trend and always listening to customers.

In the 70's, Mr. Jean-Yves Drolet founded Manulift EMI and put impressive efforts to make SkyTrak telehandlers known and to change working methods in the construction industry. It was a true revolution and 10 years after its launch, Manulift had become the most successful SkyTrak distributor with nearly 100 new units sold each year.

Towards the end of the 90's, Mr. Drolet's son became shareholder bringing a new dynamic vision based on the company's growth. His first realization was to diversify the operations by launching a new rental department. Therefore, the fleet went from 15 units to 150, including Snorkel high performance manlifts offering 15 years life time expectancy and low operation cost. To this day, the fleet has more than 400 units making it the largest in Canada and amongst the top 15 in North America.

In 2004, Manulift became the Canadian distributor of the prestigious Merlo Italian brand (after several years of negotiation). These innovative telehandlers of high quality and high productivity were immediately successful with the entire Manulift's territory.

Since 2009, Manulift has begun an impressive expansion plan at a national level by establishing a network of dealers, from coast to coast.

Today, in addition to being involved in every trade of the construction industry, Manulift EMI allows to increase productivity in several industries such as agriculture, mining, municipalities, yards and industrial sectors. In fact, with more than 4,000 units delivered, we are targeting nothing less but the country leader's position.

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Manufactured in Italy, the new Panoramic 55.9CS Merlo features a capacity of 5,500 kg (12,125 pounds) and a span of 9 m (29.5 feet). These units are ideal for recycling centres and feature added suspension on strategic components for increased comfort, security and efficiency. Plus, units feature a telescopic boom with hydro-pneumatic BSS suspension (unique to Merlo). This lessens the impact of bumpy ground on the boom and the load, and means that during bucket work, less is lost due to spillage and there is less vibration on the material transported with other attachments.