Manitou has announced several important new models in the past week.
The NEW compact MT range represents an excellent compromise for customers who are constrained by cramped environments and are looking for performance and versatility. Both new models have a 3 tonne payload to 7 metres and 9 metres. Setting new standards these 3 tonne payload machines are just 2 metres wide a 2 metres tall, with an overall length to the carriage of 4.68 metres.
Forward reach is four metres on the MT730 with up to 950kg, and 2,500kg to full height, while the MT930 has just over six metres forward reach with 450kg and can take 2,000kg to full height.
The ideal products for all small and medium construction sites, being able to work up to 2 floors.
The second and most significant range is an all new 360 degree MRT product line, which will be available in two formats - ‘Vision’ and ‘Vision +’ - with lift heights up to 35 metres and lift capacities to seven tonnes. These exciting new models will be available in the first quarter of 2022.
The Vision + line up includes five base models – three with six tonnes maximum capacities – the MRT 2260, MRT 2660 and 3060 with lift heights of 22, 26 and 30 metres, plus two with seven tonnes capacity, the 25 metre MRT 2570 and 35 metre 3570.
The simpler more basic Vision line includes four 4,500kg models - the 16 metre MRT1645, 18 metre MRT 1845, 21 metre MRT 2145 and 25 metre MRT 2545 - with a choice of engine power offered plus the simpler versions of the units in the Vision+ range.
The new models do look quite different and feature an all new high vision cab with no structural bars from the front to the back of the roof to restrict the view.
The cab also features an extra large touch screen and pop up informatics and hot water heater. The new machines are said to be up to five percent lighter, and yet offer increased capacities of up to 15 percent. They also feature automatic transmissions with a road speed of up to 40kph. Access to the deck is available on both sides and at both ends of the chassis making it easy to climb down regardless of the superstructure slew position.
Power comes from a Yanmar Stage V/Tier 4 diesel coupled with a new hydraulic system, which is said to offer smoother function speeds up to 30 percent faster. The company claims a five percent reduction in cost of ownership and improved paint quality. Initially two of the models – the 22 and 26 metre lift height units will be available as all electric or hybrid/bi-energy versions.