Manitou MTA Series telehandlers are designed to meet the needs of North American construction markets and rental sectors. The 74-horsepower 642 offers a maximum lift 42 feet 6 inches and reaches 28 feet 6 inches with 6,000 pounds.
The largest in the line is the 127-horsepower MTA 1255 with offers a maximum lift of 55 feet 7 inches and 42 feet 3 inches at 12,000 pounds.
The telehandlers have been redesigned, placing the engine perpendicular under the hood, resulting in what the company calls Access 300 which allows a service tech almost totally unlimited access to engine components. Manitou product manager Steven Kiskunas says the new engine configuration will save owners service time and money.
Manitou’s new cab has a nice shin-saving feature with a curved cutout on the cab step that gives the operator a clear view of the step as he climbs out of the machine.