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Industrial forklift line expands

Manitou expands industrial forklift range for North America with eight diesel and four electric models.


The diesel machines make their debut with eight internal combustion diesel models joining the Manitou MI industrial forklift range. Four new electric models are also now available, expanding the Manitou ME industrial forklift range. With the addition of these twelve new machines, Manitou’s industrial forklift line for North America now includes 12 models in the MI Industrial Forklift Range and 14 models in the ME Industrial Forklift Range.

“Expanding our offering of industrial forklift models in North America allows us to provide handling solutions for even more unique industries and applications,” says Chris Mathijs, director of sales for Manitou products, Manitou Group. “We are especially excited to offer a diesel option for those customers that require an efficient and ergonomically designed forklift suitable for many different lifting applications from lumber to concrete to tiles and bags and other outdoor uses. Our new forklift ranges are environmentally friendly with optimal safety features and easy maintenance.”

Diesel models

Manitou MI diesel lift truck
Manitou adds eight lift truck models to its diesel-powered industrial lift truck line in North America.

Eight new diesel-powered industrial forklift models, with lift capacities ranging from 8,000 to 22,026 pounds, offer new medium and high capacity options in the Manitou MI Range. These machines are designed for heavy-duty applications indoors or out.

The tires, engine power and robust components sustain intense use in storage, production and distribution industries.

The MI 40D, MI 45D, MI 50D, MI 50LD, MI 60D and MI 70D come equipped with a 74-horsepower engine, while the MI 80D and MI 100D have a 114-horsepower engine.

All new diesel models have a maximum lift height up to 19 feet 8 inches.

Electric models

Manitou MI electric lift truck
Manitou adds four ME electric lift trucks to its industrial lift truck line in North America.

Manitou also introduces four new electric models to the ME industrial forklift range.
The ME 440, ME 445 and ME 450 add greater lift capacities to the line, providing options that can handle 8,047 to 11,000 pounds.

All three models feature four wheels, an 80-volt battery, 34- horsepower lifting motor, and maximum lift height of 19 feet 8 inches.

The Manitou ME 315C also joins the ME range and provides a smaller three-wheeled option. This compact machine can easily maneuver through isles as narrow as 10 feet 3 inches. It is powered with a 24-volt battery and 11.5-horsepower lifting motor.

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