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Is it time to upgrade the productivity on your site?

Manitou
It's easy to discount how much time (and therefore money) you can waste with poor equipment.
Efficiently moving vehicles and parts around the yard and buildings can greatly increase your productivity. Materials handling specialist, Manitou reckon with their equipment, you could seriously improve the effectiveness of your operation.


Manitou is a specialist manufacturer of rough terrain handling machinery which has built a renowned reputation for quality and reliability in many market sectors. Our sector, the auto recycling sector has exacting handling demands when it comes to positioning vehicles on depollution rigs or accurately lifting vehicles onto high level racking, and let’s face it, multi-level vehicle racking makes an ideal solution for maximising critical yard space.

Where ground conditions aren’t perhaps a good as they could be, Manitou’s ‘M’ series of rough terrain masted forklifts are both robust and durable. Load capacities range from 3000kg to 5000kg and the 4 wheel drive capability gives what Manitou claim is unrivalled traction together with excellent ground clearance.

Manitou attachments
Having the right tool carrier for the job is one thing but you need the right tools to fit to it. MAnitou have a specialist division devoted to developing attachments to make their machines do the job without issue.
Their MSI semi-industrial forklifts are designed for working on smoother yard surfaces but they also have an ability to operate on uneven ground. From the dismantlers’ standpoint, the MSI’s compact dimensions coupled to a very short turning radius means the machines can access restricted areas both inside and outside without any issues. The hydrostatic transmission offers smooth and efficient handling for total safety and precision.

MSI are available in 2 wheel drive with load capacities of 2000kg to 5000kg, and 4 wheel drive MH-T models in 2000kg to 2500kg versions. The whole range claims high levels of operator comfort for maximum productivity.

For selective picking of car components from shelving or storage areas, Manitou tell us that the MT625 telescopic forklift is the perfect answer with good forward visibility and an impressive 3m40 forward reach capability to handle the most difficult and bulky loads. Maximum load capacity of the MT625 is 2500kg which proves a real advantage when loading vehicles and high cost car components such as engines. Load placing is to 5m85 with a de-rated load of 2000kg. This machine comes into its own for those whose access may be a little restricted. The low profile design of the 625 enables the forklift to access low headroom buildings of under 2 metre height and with 4 wheel steering and 3 steering modes, easy manoeuvring is guaranteed.

As we mentioned at the beginning, the right equipment can make big difference in the operation of your business. Apart from their impressive manouvrability, Manitou products are fully supported by a comprehensive dealer network with factory trained engineers to enable you to get the best out of their products.

For further information visit the Manitou website to see their full product range and list of local dealers.


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