Posted June 16, 2016

Manitou Upgrades Telescopic Truck-Mounted Forklifts

Manitou announced the Tier 4 final upgrade of its TMT 55 and TMT 55 4-way Telescopic Truck Mounted Forklifts to the North American market. This upgrade provides several new enhancements to the truck mounted telescopic forklift.

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Updgrades include a new single engine hood design, plastic roof cover for the cabin, new dashboard layout, and improved instrument cluster. These additions make the TMT 55 easier to operate, offering solutions for businesses looking to increase productivity and work more efficiently, with the ability to load/unload from the single-side of a truck bed.  

The TMT 55 travels lightly on the back of a trailer, allowing more capacity for additional materials to be hauled with each load. The overall machine is compact in dimensions, with a maximum lifting capacity of 5,500 lbs. and a maximum lift height of 11-feet 3-inches.

There are four versions of the TMT 55, including the "HT" with "High Traction" flotation tires or "XT" with "Extra Traction" flotation tires. These two options are offered as either the standard TMT 55 or the TMT 55 4-Way. The TMT 55 4-Way will provide four-way steering, pivoting the forklift to travel sideways or forward at 180 degrees, assisting the machine to handle longer and wider loads, or work in areas with tight entrances. 

A few more highlights:  

  • TIER IV-Certified - Powered by a 49 hp Tier IV Kubota diesel turbo engine using DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) technology with no regeneration, no special fluids.
  • Hydrostatic Transmission -  with a hydraulic reversing shift, providing more power and faster machine control.
  • Manitou Patented "Free Lift" Boom Design- Designed without a mast, the Manitou TMT 55 increases operator vision, allows the machine to perform in areas with restricted lift heights, provides more ground clearance, fewer moving parts.
  • Telescopic Boom - Perform one-side telescopic unloading with 4-feet 10-inches  of forward reach.
  • Compact and Light Weight - A short turning radius, compact dimensions, and a machine weight without forks up to 6,355 lbs. leaves room for more materials to be hauled with each delivery load.
  • ROPS/FOPS Certified - for additional safety
  • Industry's Shortest Rear Overhang - at 56-inches.