10/05/2006 - 05:00 am

Manitou Introduces Second Model in Twisco Series, New Control System

Twisco, the ultra-compact, three-wheeled telehandler manufactured by Manitou, has been expanded to include a second model in the series. Small in size, the new Twisco SLT 420B shown first at Intermat features a 4,000-pound capacity and 13-foot lift height. Including 48-inch forks, the overall dimensions are 65"x181"x75".

With specifications similar to the 2,800-pound capacity Twisco SLT 415B, readers should note the SLT 420B features larger tires and heavy-duty cylinders on the boom. An enclosed cab is now an option.

Manitou also has new telehandler controls called the Lift & Place System (LPS), which allows the operator's left hand to always be on the steering wheel. Featured on the MT 1033 HL Turbo model, the LPS utilizes two control handles that move concurrently for boom up and boom down functions but independently on tilt and boom extension and retraction. The forward-reverse switch and transmission cut-out button are also located on the levers.

To find out about availablity of these products in North America, contact Manitou North America, Waco, Texas or go to www.manitou-na.com.

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