Launch of the new MLT 850 NewAg XL telehandler at Eurotier
Manitou Group, is launching its new NewAg XL telehandler model at the Eurotier international animal farming fair. The MLT 850-145 V+ telehandler is the fourth model in the NewAg XL range, following the launch of the MLT 841, 1041 and 961.
This new model is not only suitable for large farms and cooperatives, but also the food industry and the recycling sector. Designed for very intensive use, in particular the loading of bulk cargo, cereals, wood chips and silage, the MLT 850 is also very suitable for handling straw bales and big bags.
With a load capacity of 5t and a working height of 7.6m, the MLT 850-145 V+ has high-capacity attachments and a high hydraulic working speed. The telehandler is said to offer the best work rate in its class (+18% compared to the competition, i.e. 2 more semi-trailers loaded per hour). This model offers more than 600Nm of torque, with a pull force of more than 9160daN (+20% compared to the competition). The high movement speed provided by the 200 l/min LSU pump is complemented by a bucket breakout force of over 8670daN (+32% compared to the competition). Combined with a high-capacity tank, the user can work with the best flow rate all day long without interruption.
To optimise efficiency, the HighView camera installed on the boom head makes it possible to monitor the trailer fill level directly from the cab. The M-Vario Plus continuous variable transmission allows the machine’s
behaviour to be adjusted to suit every need, due to the comfort and dynamic modes.
Manitou Group is taking advantage of its presence at Eurotier to preview a new patented steering system: the user can now steer the machine using a mini-joystick in order to reduce fatigue and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders linked to repetitive steering wheel use. This is a major step forward in terms of ergonomics and productivity in the telehandler market.
In order to provide its users with the ultimate in comfort, Manitou Group has followed the requirements of the NewAg XL range with a cab that is spacious yet quiet thanks to excellent sound insulation, which limits the noise level to just 69dBA. The cab has also been raised compared to the lower capacity NewAg XL models to maximise visibility. The large roof grille with its angled slats and the optional Safeview dual cameras complete these innovations for a 360°
view around the machine on the dashboard display.
To facilitate access to the cab, the two Easy-step steps combined with the under-door lighting make getting in and out even safer, day or night.
Arnaud Sochas, marketing innovation manager, says: “As a result of all of these innovations, the MLT 850 offers the lowest total cost of ownership in its class, 8% lower than the competition. This means that fuel consumption is almost 20% lower than the competition. This represents a substantial saving of €4800 for annual usage of 2000 hours. Preventive maintenance costs are also reduced by 4%”.