Manitou's skid-steer-sized SLT415B Twisco telehandler is rated to carry 3,000 pounds and has a maximum lift height of 13 feet, but the castering rear wheel gives the machine a turning radius of only 88 inches. Width over tires is less than 5 feet 6 inches. A 50-hp Perkins diesel provides power, and operating weight is 5,200 pounds. Twisco can be trailered behind a light commercial vehicle. It's suited for rough terrain with three drive wheels, 10 inches of ground clearance, and differential lock. Estimated list price: $52,000.
Staff | September 28, 2010