MT Series Premiere telescopic handlers 

Manitou now offers four models in North America with Interim Tier 4-certified engines. 

Manitou MT Series telescopic handlers

The MT Series Premiere telescopic handlers feature models MT1440, MT 1840, MT 1840 A and MT 1840 H that offer rated lift capacities of 9,000 pounds and allow operators to lift, transport and place large loads with ease. Lift heights of 44 feet 4 inches on the MT 1440 and 57 feet 7inches on the MT 1840, MT 1840 A and MT 1840 H, make aerial handling and material placement easy.

Frame leveling and front stabilizers come standard on all models. The stabilizers increase lift capacity on the MT 1840 from 4,000 pounds to 5,000 pounds at maximum lift height and from 800 pounds to 1,900 pounds  at maximum forward reach.

The MT 1840 A provides work platform capability. The MT 1840 A comes standard with a Load Moment Indicator (LMI) that provides forward stability information to the operator to help prevent tipping. Electrical sensors and power up to the boom tip integrate with sensors on the work platform to limit the possibility of overloading the platform. The MT 1840 A also comes standard with a lockout system that increases the area of stability for the machine equipped with a work platform.

Equipped with a 102 hp. Perkins Interim Tier 4-certified diesel engine that delivers 310 foot-pounds  of torque, the MT Series Premiere telescopic handlers are prepared to tackle virtually any job, Manitou sources report.

The MT 1440, MT 1840 and MT 1840 A are equipped with a Powershuttle transmission with a 4-speed gearbox. The MT 1840 H comes equipped with a hydrostatic transmission with an inching pedal for additional controllability of ground and engine speed. All models allow the operator to use 4-wheel steering, 2-wheel steering and crab steering when needed.

The MT Series Premiere telescopic handlers offer full size performance in a compact package. With an overall height of 8 feet 1 inch and overall width of 7 feet 9inches on the MT 1440, these maneuverable machines come ready to work on even the most cramped jobsites. The view from the spacious ROPS/FOPS canopy is a full 360 degrees due to the low mounted telescopic boom.

An enclosed cab comes standard with a door, air conditioning and a heater/defroster for use in areas where operators need protection from the weather. Adjustable seat and steering wheel come standard on all models for superior comfort and ergonomics. The standard Joystick Switch & Move (JSM) joystick provides machine boom control, attachment function control, and drive selection in one control. Boom lights, work lights and road lights are standard equipment.

The MT Series Premiere telescopic handlers feature a wide opening hood that provides full access to the engine, gauges and filters, reducing maintenance time and improving service access. Standard periodic maintenance and diagnosis display on the multifunction screen allows an operator to easily monitor machine maintenance.

Hydraulic flow of 45 gpm provides excellent hydraulic performance for a wide variety of attachments. Attachments include truss booms, jib booms, buckets and multiple types of platforms (only available on MT 1840 A) and forks. The hydraulic hoses are routed inside the boom, protecting them from jobsite hazards.

 “The MT Series Premiere Telescopic Handlers provide a high end, premiere telescopic handler for our Manitou construction and rental customers,” said Steve Kiskunas, Manitou Americas Telescopic Handler product manager. “The MT Series Premiere telescopic handlers provide excellent comfort for the operator while delivering exceptional rough terrain material handling performance. And with four models, there is a configuration for any work application.”

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