Man­i­tou and Deutz tele­han­dlers

Man­i­tou and Deutz have in­tro­duced two tele­han­dlers; one as a hy­brid and an­other full elec­tric

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Anew team player for elec­tric con­struc­tion ma­chin­ery has emerged onto the mar­ket with a pro­to­type tele­han­dler. Join­ing forces, Man­i­tou and Ger­man en­gine spe­cial­ist Deutz have in­tro­duced two tele­han­dlers; one as a hy­brid and an­other as a full elec­tric sys­tem ma­chine to meet in­creas­ing de­mand for such ve­hi­cles.

This is the first time Deutz has in­cor­po­rated pro­to­type elec­tric drives into Man­i­tou equip­ment and as a re­sult the Man­i­tou MT 1135 has now been launched as a pro­to­type.

Deutz say it has pro­vided a mod­u­lar prod­uct port­fo­lio for elec­tric drives, which al­lows cus­tomers to choose the com­bi­na­tion of com­bus­tion en­gine, elec­tric mo­tor, bat­tery and power elec­tron­ics best suited to their needs.

Plus, should the cus­tomer re­quire it, a pure elec­tric drive sys­tem is also avail­able on re­quest.

Both man­u­fac­tur­ers say their goal is to pro­duce a ma­chine that demon­strates a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in ef­fi­ciency, which will re­duce over­all run­ning costs, fuel con­sump­tion and emis­sions in equal mea­sure.

The full-elec­tric Man­i­tou MT 1135 tele­han­dler is equipped with a 360-volt ve­hi­cle power sup­ply and a 60kW elec­tric mo­tor.

The bat­tery, with a gen­er­ous 30kWh ca­pac­ity, en­sures that the re­quired level of en­ergy is de­liv­ered. The MT 1335 nor­mally comes with a 75kW Deutz TCD 3.6 diesel en­gine.

For the hy­brid pro­to­type, this diesel en­gine has been re­placed by a Deutz TCD 2.2, which gen­er­ates 55kW, plus a

20kW elec­tric mo­tor. The elec­tric sys­tem is pro­vided with a 48-volt sys­tem volt­age.

Man­i­tou CEO Michael De­nis is con­fi­dent Deutz pro­vides the es­sen­tial ex­per­tise to de­vel­op­ment this elec­tric tele­han­dler.

Michel De­nis, pres­i­dent and CEO of Man­i­tou Group said: “It is the first full elec­tric con­struc­tion tele­han­dler pro­to­type that we [have] re­alise[d] thanks to Deutz, and we are proud to work in this ex­plo­rative phase with a con­fi­dent sup­plier,” he says.

“The in­te­gra­tion of elec­tric drives into our tele­han­dlers is very en­cour­ag­ing for the fu­ture. Deutz has rapidly as­sumed a pi­o­neer­ing role in the field of elec­tri­fi­ca­tion. It has the nec­es­sary ex­per­tise and knows our ap­pli­ca­tions’ spe­cial re­quire­ments.

“This tele­han­dler en­ables Man­i­tou to en­hance our ex­ist­ing hy­brid and elec­tric ranges. In­no­va­tion is re­ally a part of Man­i­tou Group’s DNA, and elec­tri­fi­ca­tion al­lows us to match our CSR ap­proach and our cus­tomers’ ex­pec­ta­tions.”

Dr Frank Hiller, chair­man of the Deutz AG board of man­age­ment, added: “We ini­ti­ated our e-Deutz strat­egy last au­tumn. So, we are now very proud to be car­ry­ing out the next step of elec­tri­fi­ca­tion with Man­i­tou Group.

“These joint stud­ies re­in­force our be­lief that we can pro­vide the mar­ket with the right so­lu­tions and to po­si­tion­ing our­selves as the mar­ket leader for in­no­va­tive drive sys­tems,” he said.

There are no cur­rent de­tails avail­able on when these elec­tric ve­hi­cles will come into pro­duc­tion.

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