Manitou debuts telehandler
By Lindsey Anderson25 November 2019
Manitou has debuted its MTA 12055 Series III telehandler that features a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds, lift height of 55 feet 5 inches and can take 5,500 pounds to full extension.
“We had many customers looking for a Manitou telehandler that could handle construction materials that are larger than usual,” said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. “The Manitou MTA 12055 has a high capacity and lift height, combined with great forward reach, which makes it perfect for infrastructure, bridge and power generation projects, to name a few.”
The Manitou MTA 12055 features a turning radius of 12 feet, 2 inches, and an exclusive single joystick control that allows operators to control boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and travel direction all on the same joystick.
The MTA 12055 is equipped with a 120-hp Cummins engine and four-speed powershift transmission, pushing travel speeds up to 22.8 mph. It has a side mounted engine and high boom mount. “This design gives operators excellent visibility over the top of the engine and easy access to maintenance components,” Manitou said. Additional features include a maximum forward reach of 40 feet, 9 inches and standard four-wheel drive, frame leveling, auxiliary hydraulics and self-leveling forks.
Optional features for the Manitou MTA 12055 include cab enclosure with heat or air conditioning, an LED light kit, and reverse camera and radar. Manitou also designed a Personnel Work Platform System (PWP) that temporarily disconnects the transmission, engages the rear axle stabilizer, reduces frame leveling and applies the parking brake when using a platform attachment.
Manitou offers a full range of attachments for the MTA 12055. Fork carriages, both standard or rotating, with widths from 48 to 72 inches, can support many different applications. Truss booms, buckets and lift hooks are also available.
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