HIGH AND TIGHT
Manitou Group introduces two lines of telehandlers for working within
Manitou Group is releasing two new series of tele- handlers into the North
Both the MT and MRT Series
machines originated in Europe and
are targeted at operators who need to
work within tight space constraints, said
Steve Kiskunas, Manitou Group product manager of telescopic handlers.
He said both series of machines are
targeted at construction applications,
especially in single-family, apartment
and commercial markets. The need
to work within space constraints will
vary by region, but Manitou believes
demand for space-conscious tele-handers is a “growing trend” in the
construction industry, Kiskunas said.
The MT Series consists of the
1440, 1840, 1840 A and the 1840
H (hydrostatic) telehandlers. Each
has a lift capacity of 9000 lb. and is
powered by an 854E-E34TA Perkins
Tier 4 interim diesel engine rated 102
hp at 2500 rpm. In the MT 1840 H
machine, the 3. 4 L engine drives a
Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic transmission with an inching pedal designed
for additional controllability of ground
and engine speed. The hydrostatic
transmission is teamed with Dana
axles front and rear.
The other MT series machines incorporate Dana’s Powershuttle transmission with a four-speed gearbox as well
as Dana axles.
In all four telehandlers, the engine
also drives Casappa tandem gear
pumps that drive the hydraulic work
functions. All models allow the operator to use four-wheel steering, two-wheel steering and crab steering
The MT 1400 achieves a lift height of
44 ft. 4 in., while the MT 1840, MT 1840
A and the 1840 H achieve lift heights of
57 ft. 7 in. Frame leveling and front stabilizers come standard on all models.
The MT 1840 A comes standard
with a load moment indicator (LMI)
designed to provide forward stability
information to the operator to help
prevent tipping. Electrical sensors
and power up to the boom tip integrate
with sensors on the work platform to
limit the possibility of overloading the
platform. The MT 1840 A telehandler
also comes standard with a lockout
system designed to increase the area
of stability for the machine equipped
with a work platform.
An optional remote boom control
designed to allow an operator to con-
trol the boom, engine and attachment
functions from outside the cab is
available on the MT 1840 A machine.
The MT 1440 telehandler has a
length of 20 ft. 2 in., a width of 7 ft.
9 in. from the outside of the tires,
a height of 8 ft. 1 in. and a ground
clearance of 14. 4 in. The three other
machines have lengths of 20 ft. 7 in.,
widths of 7 ft. 11 in. from the outside
of the tires, are 8 ft. 3 in. high and
have ground clearances of 16. 5 in.
The MRT Series telehandlers include
the 1840 Easy 360°, 2150 Privilege
Plus and 2540 Privilege Plus, each of
which can accomplish 360° rotations
and offer three-in-one versatility with
Manitou has introduced two new telescopic handler lines into North America. The MT Series consists of four machines, including the
MT1440, which are powered by 3. 4 L Perkins Tier 4 diesel engines.
12 DIESEL PROGRESS NORTH AMERICAN EDITION January 2014