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Manitou launches new range of industrial forklifts

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article image Manitou’s new industrial forklifts feature an improved design that allows the operator to access the cab easily

Manitou Australia announces the release of a new range of industrial forklifts in the Australian market.

Launched successfully in Europe in May 2015 by the Manitou Group as part of an expansion to their industrial forklift portfolio, the eight new big capacity models are now available in Australia and come in a 5T to 10T range for diesel-powered, and 5T to 7T for gas-powered trucks.

The new forklifts have been designed to address user demand for simplicity, comfort, reliability, efficiency and low operating cost, in line with MI guidelines. Built on the special Manitou design applied to the proven MI trucks, the forklifts feature a spacious and refined operator’s compartment for a pleasant and safe working environment. Operators also benefit from better handling and visibility facilitated by the design.

Built for comfort, Manitou’s new industrial forklifts feature an improved design that allows the operator to access the cab easily; these design features include a handle to step up easily to the compartment, non-slip steps on both sides, and tilting cylinders under the floor to increase space. Improvements such as a wide mast opening, an open-work roof and profiled rear pillars for reversing also improve visibility.

Operator comfort is further enhanced with features such as wide space in the compartment, contoured seat with seatbelt, wide floor with moulded floor mat and panoramic rear-view mirror, all provided as part of standard equipment to create an excellent working space for the user.

Key features of the new industrial forklifts also include CUMMINS engines QSB 3.3L stage 3A (or 3B) for diesel version and PSI 4.3L for gas-powered version for reliability and high performance; Powershift transmission for optimal reliability; and standard inching function ensuring a jerk-free approach, optimising duty cycle times, and including an end-of-stroke braking function.

Manitou’s new industrial forklifts will be showcased at Foire de Bourail, New Caledonia, 14-16 August (CIPAC Stand); AgQuip, Gunnedah NSW, 18-20 August; Dowerin Field Days, Dowerin WA, 26-27 August; and AIMEX, Sydney Showgrounds NSW, 1-4 September (Stand R197).

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