Manufactured on the Madison facility in South Dakota, this line meets many wants comparable to highway building, demolition, or land leveling.
Manitou Group, a world reference within the dealing with, aerial work platform and earth transferring sectors, introduced the entire overhaul of its international compact loader lineup, together with the launch of a brand new line of telehandlers devoted to the North American market, at ConExpo.
The group’s goal is to current its worldwide ambitions and consolidate its growth.
Large Ambitions on North American Market
One 12 months after saying an enormous $74 million funding plan to develop and modernize its U.S. manufacturing amenities and develop modern product strains, Manitou Group introduced a model new vary of compact skid steer and monitor loaders for which the North American market represents half of the worldwide market.
Manufactured on the Madison facility in South Dakota, this line meets many wants comparable to highway building, demolition or land leveling.
A model new vary of telehandlers, particularly designed for the North American market and assembled in Yankton, S.D., additionally was introduced.
World Launch of Six New Compact Loader Fashions
Three “V-Collection” compact skid steer loaders and three “VT-Collection” compact monitor loaders, obtainable below the Gehl and Manitou manufacturers respectively, make up this fully renewed vary. These six new fashions have a capability of two,100 to 2,750 lbs.
Nathan Ryan, compact loader line supervisor, mentioned, “We have now centered on enhancements in 5 most important areas: security, consolation, productiveness, simplification and serviceability.
“All fashions are vertical raise and have a brand new raise arm design. The motive force’s station has additionally been redesigned with an improved model of our patented folding door. The brand new cab additionally affords a few of the greatest visibility in the marketplace due to a brand new window and roof design.”
The breakout drive is now 12 p.c greater on common (in comparison with the earlier vary) and the tank capability is elevated by 14 p.c, permitting customers to get pleasure from higher productiveness. The brand new loaders function keyless begin requiring solely code activation, LED lighting and a Pilot joystick system as customary, adjoining to the operator’s seat.
Quite a few improvements additionally facilitate upkeep with a lifting cab and centralized upkeep factors.
For added consolation, the monitor loader vary is provided as customary with the “IdealTrax” system, making certain computerized monitor tensioning and lengthening the lifetime of the tracks. Quite a few choices (extra LEDs on the edges, excessive hydraulic circulate, rear digicam, and many others.) additionally can be found to fulfill the necessities of every person.
The full price of possession (TCO) of those fashions has been diminished, with the VT 210 mannequin, for instance, boasting a TCO of solely $20 per hour, representing a median discount of seven.2 p.c over the earlier mannequin vary, in response to the producer.
With these six fashions, Manitou Group highlights its need to streamline the design of its fashions by providing its customers a simplified vary that meets all their wants.
Telehandlers Made within the USA for the USA
For this new vary of telehandlers for the North American market, Manitou Group affords seven fashions, obtainable below the Manitou (MTA vary) and Gehl (TH vary) manufacturers.
Manufactured on the Yankton facility in South Dakota, the brand new telehandler sequence is designed to fulfill the wants of the development and rental markets in North America. This vary affords a lifting peak of 43 to 56 ft., and lifting capacities of 6,000 to 12,000 lbs.
The brand new design additionally affords improved visibility, enhanced consolation and efficiency, and a decrease complete price of possession. The design has been fully redesigned with a brand new cab, offering enhanced consolation and higher visibility across the machine and on the attachment.
Noise air pollution is drastically diminished to 80 dBA contained in the cab. Within the driver’s cab, an intuitive dashboard supplies working and upkeep alerts, and the JSM (joystick swap and transfer) permits fingertip management of each operate. For enhanced consolation and security, this vary additionally options an computerized parking brake.
Steve Kiskunas, U.S. telehandler product line supervisor, mentioned, “We have now performed quite a lot of work on the consolation and efficiency of this new vary. The brand new load-sensing hydraulic system improves smoothness and accuracy, and the mixed hydraulic actions present higher effectivity for elevated productiveness.
“The brand new transmission’s computerized mode affords higher flexibility and optimum torque with much less operator fatigue, with the choice to change to straightforward powershift transmission at any time.”
Manitou Group additionally has labored on decreasing TCO with extra sturdy parts for higher residual worth. Design improvements have additionally been launched, together with simpler entry to the engine, decreasing preventive upkeep prices by 8.7 p.c in comparison with the earlier vary.
Raise Truck Excellent for Rental Firms
To satisfy the calls for of North American rental corporations, Manitou Group has upgraded its vary of industrial quality rough-terrain raise vans.
Geared up with a 45-degree tilting mast, the raise vans may be simply transported on vans in North America with out the issue of getting below bridges the place the clearance peak is usually diminished in comparison with European infrastructures. This sliding mast additionally provides the operator higher visibility.
The M40 mannequin, introduced at ConExpo, has a load capability of 8,800 lbs., for 2 lifting heights of twenty-two ft. with the triplex mast model, and 15 ft. with the duplex mast model.
This vary is especially suited to residential building, public works or highway infrastructures, in addition to container dealing with in port areas.
Launch of Electrical Platform Vary within the U.S.
The Group continues to roll out its “Oxygen” low emissions vary. After Europe final October, the ATJ 60e all-terrain aerial platform (200 ATJe in Europe), with a working peak of 66 ft., is now obtainable in a four-wheel-steered model for higher maneuverability and a basket that may now settle for 550 lbs. of full load, 66 lbs. greater than the two-wheel-steered model.
The TCO is diminished with an virtually 50 p.c lower in upkeep prices in comparison with the interior combustion model, in response to the producer.
A brand new ATJ 46e mannequin is also added to this vary of all terrain electrical telescopic articulated platforms.
With a working peak of 52 ft., this mannequin has a basket with a full load capability of 551 lbs. A second model, the ATJ 46+e, additionally is obtainable on the North American market, considerably rising the capability as much as 882 lbs.
An prolonged vary answer often called “E-Xtra generator” additionally was introduced at ConExpo. It’s a detachable generator frequent to all of the platforms within the vary, delivering as much as one week of autonomy.
Arnaud Boyer, VP advertising and marketing and product growth, added, “ConExpo is a superb alternative to current new electrical options. This continues the growth of our U.S.-bound aerial platform line, initiated in 2019. With 14 fashions now on supply, we’re strengthening our place in a market with very excessive potential for Manitou Group. We’ll proceed to increase electrification to different ranges in accordance with the aims of our CSR roadmap”.
Launch of MT 625E Electrical Telehandler
Manitou Group is also including to its vary of compact raise vans with the business launch of its first 100% electrical compact telehandler.
The MT 625e, with a capability of 5,500 lbs. and a peak of 20 ft., ensures efficiency nearly as good as the interior combustion model and is similar dimension. Fitted with a 25 or 33 kWh lithium-ion battery, this mannequin reduces the upkeep price range by 56 p.c and considerably reduces the full price of possession for the person.
Ideally suited for indoor functions, downtown or renovation of historic buildings, the MT 625e advantages from the non-compulsory Operation Security System and Concord on-board show for protected and simple operation. Made in France, this mannequin is obtainable for the European and North American markets.
New Vary of Electrical Rotative Telehanders: Two Fashions, 6 Variations
The group presents an electrical model of its vary of rotative telehandlers with the MRT 2660e from the current VISION+ vary. With a loading capability of 13,000 lbs. for a respective lifting peak of 85 ft., this mannequin performs simply in addition to the interior combustion fashions and even permits simultaneous increase actions. The 700 V/65 kWh lithium-ion battery ensures optimum use of those fashions, even in tough local weather circumstances like in northern Europe.
With the intention to enhance the vary by an extra 4 hours, a second 700 V/65 kWh battery may be added. Customers have a 3rd possibility with a hybrid model of those fashions utilizing a spread extender. This configuration improves flexibility, particularly to make lengthy journeys between two websites or to cost the battery on websites that don’t at all times have electrical cost factors.
There are also a number of charging mode choices on these two fashions, with an on-board 11 kW charger for charging in 4 hours half-hour, and an on-board 22 kW charger that takes simply 2 hours quarter-hour. An excellent faster answer is obtainable to customers with one other on-board charger that enables charging in below an hour. Please be aware that the charging supply have to be 400 VAC.
With these choices, the group is providing higher flexibility to operators in response to their wants. To make it simpler to get began and to assist the transition to electrical machines, a devoted coaching course is obtainable for operators as an possibility. This coaching is delivered on the top buyer’s website, in its atmosphere, with its functions and attachments — by an skilled from the Manitou Group.
New Vary of Heavy-Responsibility Telehandlers
The brand new MHT vary has been designed for protected dealing with of heavy and ponderous masses, on all kinds of terrain. Its efficiency has been improved with capacities from 20,000 to 73,000 lbs., for a working peak as much as 39 ft.
Ergonomics have been enhanced with a snug and simple to entry driver’s cab with huge non-slip steps, a big door and the cutout of the ground with “Straightforward step” entry for stepping into and out of the cab safely.
The brand new Manitou JSM joystick now options capacitive know-how that mechanically and precisely detects the operator’s hand for protected operation. Among the many fashions within the vary, the group introduced the brand new MHT 11250, with a lifting peak of 36 ft. for a most load of as much as 55,000 lbs., at ConExpo It incorporates a new, easy-to-use and ergonomic contact panel.
Fitted with a hydraulic system offering a 60 gallon/min circulate price and a load detection pump, the MHT 11250 ensures a really excessive productiveness degree, the producer mentioned. It needs to be famous that the engine velocity adapts mechanically to the wants of the transmission because of the Eco-Mode system that may be activated from the cab, thus decreasing gas consumption throughout journey. This heavy-duty vary is especially suited to mining websites.
With the intention to present a excessive degree of service high quality, Manitou Group connects all of those new ranges as customary, offering clients, particularly rental corporations, with extra information on machine use for optimized fleet administration. This connectivity additionally makes it attainable to anticipate upkeep work and thus keep away from downtime.
With the intention to present affords tailored to the assorted financing wants, the group launched Manitou Group Finance three years in the past. This program affords future machine patrons a number of choices. The Group additionally affords prolonged warranties tailor-made to the brand new electrical ranges with full assist for components and labor for as much as 6 years or 6,000 hours of machine use. This subscription is obtainable at any time throughout the preliminary guarantee interval, as much as two years.
Presently launched solely in Europe, the Straightforward Care supply combines guarantee, financing and connectivity in a single answer. The concept is to offer customers with a turnkey supply to allow them to focus solely on their work with full peace of thoughts. The group plans to increase this answer to different international locations, with the objective of rolling it out in america by 2024.