Manitou’s telehandler innovations at bauma 2016

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At Bauma 11 to 17 April 2016 Manitou will show 12 new products and services, these innovations have been designed in response to specific handling and application requirements.
Manitou’s innovations come from telehandler, forklift and compact equipment ranges here we look at some developments in the telehandler ranges: the MT 625 HA, MRT 2150 and 2550 Privilège + and an Easy range for the rental market.

The MT 625 HA is a complementary application for a versatile telescopic truck Camille Rouvrais, construction market manager says, “This new model has been designed in particular to provide a response to the needs of local authorities who are looking for compact and highly versatile machines to install their Christmas decorations, cut down trees or clean roofs. Choosing not to add stabilisers and foam-filled tires, even on the Access version, means that perfect engine power is maintained on all types of ground.”

The MT 625, which is 6m high with a maximum capacity of 2.5t, is one of Manitou’s best sellers. This model’s compact size (width and height less than 2m) and manoeuvrability enable it to carry out most handling jobs: placing pallets on the first floor of a building, unloading trucks, loading or unloading bulk goods in a park or site, or more generally working in tight spaces.

The MT 625 HA has a Kubota 75HP (55 kW) STIIIB engine and features a ‘flow sharing’ hydraulic distributor to perform several movements at the same time and so increase productivity on site.

It combines numerous benefits for users: flexible driving and precise movement because of the hydrostatic transmission, ergonomy with intuitive commands and a cab with high visibility and simplified maintenance. The MT 625’s characteristics and functions are designed for simplicity and versatility.

As a multi-function truck, the MT 625 has several accessories. It now has two new types of platform, one 200kg capacity (two-person) 1.2m platform and one 365kg capacity (three-person) 2m platform.

This new function enables personnel lifting to be added to the numerous applications already available for this model.

There are new optimised capacities and applications for the MRT 2150 and 2550 Privilège +. Thomas Chesnay, MRT/MHT product manager says, “Comfort elements are particularly important for Privilège range users. In addition to performance, we have also made a few improvements to the interior of the cab: telephone holder, USB port and new screen position and design to make it easier to read.”

The existing rotating telescopic truck models, the MRT 2150 and 2540 (now the 2550) have been redesigned to increase performance in terms of swing capacity. With a load chart improved thanks to new stabilisers, these new machines meet customers’ demands for more height and working capacity. Lifting capacities reach 20.6 and 24.6m respectively for a maximum capacity of 5t, with the load chart adapting to the stabilisers’ deployed length. This development is particularly useful for work in platform mode. These new models will be available from the second quarter of 2016.

The Easy concept combines the Manitou markers (‘Simply Manitou’), reliability, effectiveness, component quality and service to propose a simplified equipment and engine version to make the equipment easier to use.

These machines are particularly simple to use because of the integration of the JSM (Joystick Switch and Move) as standard and the presence of the tried and tested Manitou apron. These models provide good all-terrain capabilities because of their 4-wheel drive power, their oscillating rear axle and their ground clearance of at least 37cm. Manoeuvrability is guaranteed by the three steering modes available.

The Easy range machines has the same service and warranty conditions as all other Manitou machines.

These simple to use and maintain telescopic trucks are particularly well-suited to the rental market. The “downsized” engines provide optimised performances that are adapted to this type of use. New units will be available for this range of machines with a lifting height of between 6 and 18m that currently has three models available, the MT 625H Easy, MT 732 Easy and MT 932 Easy.

This 3-model range will be completed in 2016 with the launch of 10 new machines, including the MT 1030 and 1840 which will be exhibited at Bauma: MT 835, MT 1135, MT 1135 HA, MT 1335, MT 1335 H, MT 1335 HA, MT 1435, MT 1440.

The MT 1030 and 1840 Easy, 10 and 18m height telehandlers for the rental market are equipped with a simple to maintain 75HP (55 kW) STIIIB Deutz engine with no DPF or Adblue. Kévin Arnou, MT product manager says,”The Easy range has been available for rotating telescopic trucks (MRT) for a few years now, so we have chosen to roll it out to fixed telescopic trucks (MT) too. Our objective is to provide our customers with a technical and economical solution that is adapted to their applications and still meets new engine regulations.”

The MT 1030 Easy has a lifting height of 9.98m (with stabilisers) and a maximum capacity of 3t. Manitou says that this is a suitable truck for customers who are looking to strike a balance between compact size and effectiveness; it is 2.34m wide, 2.30m high and overall length of 4.99m.

The MT 1840 Easy has a lifting height of 17.55m (with stabilisers) and a maximum capacity of 4t. It provides an excellent alternative for major height requirements. The truck is easy to manoeuvre thanks to the standard joystick (JSM). The model is available in two types of finish, standard or comfort. These two models will be available for sale mid-2016.

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