Manitou electric rotating telehandler
Manitou electric rotating telehandler

Like our other leading brands Kubota, Bomag and Ausa the Manitou Group, the worldwide leader in handling, aerial lift platforms and earthmoving, has launched  a record number of new electric powered products at the largest international trade fair for construction and industry, Bauma this week.

Among the innovations new aerial work platforms, two rotating telehandlers, and a fixed telehandler.

The new range of electric rotating telehandlers comprises of 2 models, and 6 versions. Manitou is exhibiting an electric version of the rotating telehandler models MRT 2260e and MRT 2660e from the recent VISION+ range. With a loading capacity of 6 tons for a lifting height of 22 meters and 26 meters respectively, these models enjoy the same performance level as the internal combustion models, even allowing simultaneous boom movements. The 700 V/65 kWh lithium-ion battery ensures optimum use of these models, even in difficult climate conditions like in Northern Europe. In order to boost the range by an additional 4 hours, a second 700 V/65 kWh battery can be added.

Users have a third option with a hybrid version of these models using a range extender. This configuration improves flexibility, in particular to make long journeys between two sites or to charge the battery on sites that do not always have electric charge points. There are also several charging mode options on these two models, with an on-board 11 kW charger for charging in 4 hours 30 minutes, and an on-board 22 kW charger that takes just 2 hours 15 minutes. An even quicker solution is available to users with another on-board charger that allows charging in under an hour. Please note that the charging source must be 400 VAC. With these options, the Group is offering greater flexibility to operators according to their needs.

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