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Innovative design for height work without risk

Thursday, 21 June 2007 ( #315 ) - NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
The 150 TP telescopic platform in action.
The 150 TP telescopic platform in action.
Manitou Australia will extend its range of Maniaccess elevated work platforms with the new 150 TP telescopic platform. The model is an entirely original design and combines a high working capacity, compact footprint and a wide working area. It will be launched at the finale of Manitour in New South Wales on 31 August. Equipped with a cage that is 2.3 metres wide and five metres long, the platform can reach 6.3 metres when the extension is deployed, lifting a load of up to 1,000 kg to a height of 15 metres. The 150 TP is equipped with four driving wheels for both forward travel and crab steering. Its large working area and high lifting capacity equip it to meet the needs of cladding or glass facade installation businesses, as well as for work in tunnels or any application where an extended working area is required. Powered by a Perkins diesel engine, Manitou claims the 150 TP emits low levels of noise, something which is greatly valued in an enclosed working context where there is a significant amount of reverberation. The product allows access to a very wide working area. For example, with the telescopic arm deployed at half-height, the resulting working area is over twice the total length of the platform - 15 metres, with a working height of eight metres. Equipped with two front stabilisers, full outreach can be achieved in complete safety. In addition, the machine is equipped with an automatic load calculation system allowing work to be carried out at height without risk. The 150 TP meets the same high standard of specifications that Manitou applies to the range of ATJ access platforms, making it an innovative design based on proven expertise, according to a spokesman.