Manitou has released a new, safer underground mining basket.
According to the company "with the addition of the underground mine basket to the range of mining solutions Manitou has a complete offer for safely lifting personnel in an underground mining or tunnelling application".
"The development of the underground mining basket is a direct response to users' need for a safe, robust personnel lifting solution," Manitou's mining activities manager Emmanual Amandjules said.
Built to international standards and compliant with Australia's AS1418.10, the basket is compatible with a range of Manitou's telescopic handlers, from three to 22.5 tonne machines.
In addition to this "all compatible Manitou telehandlers are available in a full underground mine specification, including fail safe brakes, emergency steering, and other underground options".
It has a robust shield design and can withstand a three ton impact.
The base has continuous monitoring of stability and load and comes with an internal hand rail, and IP67 safety sensors.