The Manitou group, the world’s leading builder of rough-terrain handling equipment, will be at this year’s INTERMAT, the international exhibition for construction and infrastructure. To keep pace with a fast-growing sector, the group develops innovative solutions geared towards increasingly optimized total cost of ownership. Two new aerial work platforms will be unveiled, and the Gehl RT215 Compact Track Loader is also getting an upgrade with a new hydraulic control system. Visitors to the show will get a sneak preview of two new rough-terrain forklift trucks – the MC 25 and the MC 30 -, emphasizing the innovation that has been the hallmark of these products ever since the first model was launched 60 years ago.

Products on show in a vintage setting

Manitou is going for a decidedly retro stand this year as a tribute to the 60th birthday of its first forklift truck, and will be unveiling a whole host of solutions to meet all possible handling requirements at construction sites. 13 products will be on show, evidencing the complementary nature of the group’s ranges. These will include two new forklift trucks, two new versions of existing aerial work platforms and a rotating telehandler that picked up a prize at the Intermat Innovation Awards. Three compact track and tire loader models made by Gehl and Mustang will also be on show at the group’s stand.

A connected and adapted range of services

To provide our customers with turnkey solutions that will enable them to focus on their core business, the Manitou group is making some changes to its ALL-IN package. The flexible ALL-IN package was launched two years ago and includes the leasing of a machine and all the associated services (customers can choose either a preventive maintenance contract or a preventive and corrective maintenance contract, together with the connected Easy MANAGER solution). This package is designed to cater to the requirements of long leases.

Users can choose a flexible lease of between 12 and 96 months for using their machine for up to 1500 per year. This package is available in Germany, the Benelux countries, Spain, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom and covers machines in all Manitou ranges.

The connected Easy MANAGER solution is for managing and monitoring equipment remotely. It is an important tool for managing and optimizing the total cost of ownership of machines. Easy MANAGER is a machine option that is now available for all machines in the construction range. The service can be accessed via the “Manitou Easy MANAGER” smartphone app, and enables users to connect to their machine(s) at any time and from any location. The most recent upgrade to the service includes an API so that Easy MANAGER can send data to any operating system. This way, customers can get all their machine data and then use it with their own management tool.

Sneak preview: two new roughterrain forklift trucks!

The Manitou group is using the 60th birthday of its first Manitou forklift truck to give visitors a sneak preview of two new models, emphasizing the way in which its products have continued to undergo innovation ever since they were first created. With respective loading capacities of 2.5 tonnes and 3 tonnes (2.4 tons and 2.9 tons), the MC 25 and MC 30 models have ground clearances of 30 cm (12 inches) – among the highest on the market – making clearing obstacles easy. There are also 4-wheel-drive versions for negotiating rough and steep terrain. Extremely compact and only 1.45 m wide (4.8 feet), these forklift trucks can be used for easily maneuvering around works sites – which can often be cluttered.


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