Comfort, reliability, efficiency ... and big capacity, too!
EARLY THIS year the Manitou Group announced the expansion of its industrial forklift range with the introduction of eight new models. These big capacity models are now available to the Australian market after successful release in Europe in May 2015. These new models come from 5T to 10T for diesel-powered trucks, to 5T to 7T for gas-powered ones.
These have been designed around users’ needs for simplicity, comfort, reliability and efficiency, all at the lowest operating cost, in line with MI guidelines since the launch of the concept.
The new models benefit from the special Manitou design applied to MI trucks, which built the reputation of ManitoU products. This design allows a roomy and refined operator’s compartment for a pleasant and safe working environment. Its f luidity guarantees better handling and visibility.
Access to the cab has been improved through many adjustments: handle to step up easily to the compartment, non-slip steps on both sides, tilting cylinders under the f loor to increase space. The visibility has been increased to assure an optimum safety with a wide mast opening, an open-work roof and profiled rear pillars for reversing.
Wide space in the compartment and standard equipment such as contoured seat with seatbelt, wide f loor with molded f loor mat and panoramic rear-view mirror, offer an excellent working space for the operator.
The new models integrate Cummins QSB 3.3L stage 3A (or 3B according to the regions) for diesel version and PSI 4.3L for gas-powered version, which means reliable engines, references in their category for high performance.
The MIs are also equipped with Powershift transmission for optimal reliability. The standard inching function guarantees a jerk-free approach, optimizes duty cycle times and includes an end-of-stroke braking function.
MI70 cab, and at work