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Manitou's biggest telehandler for construction

Manitou mta 12055 telehandler picking up steel tubing

Manitou's new MTA 12055 Series III telehandler is the highest-capacity construction telehandler in the company's lineup.

This new machine has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds, lift height of 55 feet 5 inches and can take 5,500 pounds to full extension.

This telehandler can easily navigate demanding jobsites. It has a turning radius of 12 feet 2 inches, so it can be used in the same tight jobsites as some smaller models, but it has the extra capacity for heavier objects. In addition, an exclusive single joystick control lets operators control boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and travel direction all on the same joystick.

The Manitou MTA 12055 is equipped with a 120-hp Cummins engine and four-speed powershift transmission, pushing travel speeds up to 22.8 mph. The Manitou MTA 12055 is designed with a side-mounted engine and high boom mount. This design gives operators excellent visibility over the top of the engine and easy access to maintenance components. Additional features include a maximum forward reach of 40 feet 9 inches and standard four-wheel drive, frame levelling, auxiliary hydraulics and self-levelling forks.

Optional features include cab enclosure with heat or air conditioning, an LED light kit, and reverse camera and radar. Manitou also designed a Personnel Work Platform System that temporarily disconnects the transmission, engages the rear axle stabilizer, reduces frame levelling and applies the parking brake when using a platform attachment. This exclusive option automatically places the machine in the correct mode for work platform use.

Manitou offers a full range of attachments for the MTA 12055. Fork carriages, both standard or rotating, with widths from 48 to 72 inches, can support many different applications. Truss booms, buckets and lift hooks are also available. 

The Manitou MTA 12055 comes optional as a Connected Machine. Manitou's telematics system simplifies machine management by providing fleet owners and end users with instant remote access to recent activity, locations, operating codes and service alerts through data management software tools.

Company info

1 Gehl Way
West Bend, WI
US, 53095


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