Posted May 15, 2015

New Rough Terrain Forklift From Manitou

Manitou is introducing an all-new, Tier IV-certified, M 40 rough terrain vertical-masted forklift for North America. Built to operate with bulk loads on uneven ground, it has a maximum lift height of 19-ft 6-in. and a maximum loading capacity of 8,179 lbs.

manitou m40 rough terrain forkliftIt will be available in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive and features increased visibility and ergonomics, improved fuel economy, mast customization options, and a sleek, curved body style. It's powered by a 74 hp Perkins Tier IV-certified diesel engine, delivering up to 235 ft.lbs. of torque and achieving up to 21,730 lbs. of tractive effort. Fuel consumption is 13 percent lower. 

A load accumulator is standard equipment and prevents shock and vibration from affecting the load for safe transport over bumpy, uneven surfaces. An oscillating rear axle and wide stance of the front tires ensure the machine is stable in adverse conditions. The overall compact dimensions of the machine and short turning radius also make it possible to navigate in areas where space is confined.

A hydrostatic transmission option for all 2-wheel drive M Series models creates two transmission choices; torque converter or hydrostatic. An option to select the hydrostatic transmission for 4-wheel drive models is planned for the first half of 2015.

A low, extra-wide entrance is provided with two non-slip steps on both sides of the machine. Doors can be locked in the open position to allow for extra ventilation and accessibility. Shock absorbing bushings suspend the cab on the frame to provide a smooth ride when traveling over rough terrain areas. An adjustable suspension seat is standard and a fully adjustable pneumatic suspension seat is optional. 

For serviceability, the large engine hood lifts out of the way with removable side panels for quicker routine maintenance checks. The cab also tilts forward to allow full-service access, including the transmission and hydraulic components.

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