20/02/2024 - 10:59 am

Manitou launches new MTA 519 compact telehandler at ARA

Manitou Group, is expanding its range of telehandlers dedicated to the North American market with the launch of a new compact model at the ARA Show, equipment rental event. Other ranges will also be represented, with new MEWP (mobile elevating work platform) and compact loaders.

Almost a year after the launch of a new range of telehandlers at the ConExpo show, Manitou Group is expanding its range with a new, compact model, the Manitou MTA 519, also available under the Gehl brand as Gehl TH5-19. With a height of just 6ft 4in and a width of 5ft 11in, this telehandler can be easily transported to different job sites, with slinging points located at the front and rear of the machine. Its compact design makes the MTA 519 highly manoeuvrable in confined spaces, such as basements, city centres or through garage doors, with a turning radius of just 10ft 10in. The MTA 519 is now equipped with a universal skid-steer quick attach system that is supported with a full power ground engaging telescopic boom. The hydrostatic transmission ensures a high level of performance, with a maximum load capacity of up to 5500lb and a maximum working height of 19 ft 1in. Its outreach of up to 11ft 2in is suitable for loading and unloading materials on the second floor of a house, particularly during renovation work. The ground clearance of 13in allows the MTA 519 to be used on all types of terrain.

The MTA 519 has been designed to meet the needs of as many users as possible. Access to the cab is simple and step-free for ease of access. Once inside, the operator benefits from an ergonomic dashboard and excellent visibility. A single joystick in the cab simplifies boom operations, making it easier to operate the machine. Because the attachment system is a universal skid-steer mount, the MTA 519 can be used with a very wide range of attachments. This allows rental companies to reuse attachments that work with their loader ranges. An automatic parking brake is also standard on the MTA 519. Components are easy to access, so users can carry out maintenance operations with greater ease, thus reducing the total cost of ownership.

In addition to the new MTA 519, Manitou Group offers seven models launched in 2023, available under the Manitou (MTA range) and Gehl (TH range) brands. Manufactured at the Yankton facility in South Dakota, the new telehandler series is designed to meet the needs of the construction and rental markets in North America.

Steve Kiskunas, product manager for the MTA telehandler range, explains, “We can now offer a complete new range of telehandlers for our rental customers, from 5500 to 12,000lb. and offer lifting heights of 19 to 55ft. This enables us to meet the many needs of the construction and events sectors. Our products are particularly robust and bring a high level of performance to our users.”

Manitou Group has also worked on reducing TCO (total cost of  ownership) with more robust components for better residual value. Design innovations have also been introduced, including easier access to the engine, reducing preventive maintenance costs by 8.7% compared to the previous range.

The Group continues to roll out its “Oxygen” low emissions range. The ATJ 60e all-terrain platform (200 ATJe in Europe), with a platform working height of 65ft 7in, is available in a four-wheel-steered version for greater manoeuvrability and a basket that can now accept 550lb of full load, 66lb more than the two-wheel-steered version. The TCO is reduced with an almost 50% decrease in maintenance costs compared to the internal combustion version. Arnaud Boyer, VP Marketing & Product Development, adds, “This continues the expansion of our US-bound MEWP line. With 14 models now on offer, we are strengthening our position in a market with very high potential for Manitou Group. We will continue to extend electrification to other ranges in accordance with the objectives of our CSR roadmap.”

To demonstrate the breadth of its aerial platform range, Manitou Group also exhibits two other MEWP models at the ARA Show, with the VJR 26 electric “compact” vertical lift, that can reach platform heights of 26ft, and the TJ 65+ straight boom with a telescopic jib reaching platform heights up to 65ft handling a larger capacity up to 900lb.

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