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Manitou shows new rough-terrain forklifts

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 ( #847 ) - Hannover, Germany
One of Manitou's debuts at the Agritechnica show
One of Manitou's debuts at the Agritechnica show
Manitou has unveiled several new products at the Agritechnica trade show in Hannover. Manitou's debuts include the new MC18 forklift, the MLA-T articulated telescopic loader and the MLT 961-145 V+ L, which are on show alongside four new models in the NewAg range and a number of Gehl models with new features. The MC18 forklift sports a new panoramic glazed frameless roof which allows the load to be monitored throughout the whole lifting operation. It delivers a ground clearance of 30 cm, the highest on the compact truck market, making obstacle clearance significantly easier. The MC18-4 offers the option of switching from two-wheel to four-wheel drive, whether the machine is in operation or not. The 4WD mode gives the MC18 improved drivability and traction, so it is easier to make difficult crossings. The new MLT 840-145 PS telescopic loader benefits from the "Easy Step" cab access included in NewAg machines. From 2018, Manitou will standardise the design of all its telehandlers, notably by offering a black boom and cab structure, the same as in the NewAg range. Standardisation will showcase the comfortable cab interior, the high performance level, particularly during intense work cycles, and the profitability, which are all attributes of Manitou telehandlers.