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Manitou pairs grapple-equipped tree saw attachment with rotating telehandlers

A wood saw with grapple on the end of a rotating telehandler boom.
Manitou has paired a Woodcracker tree saw and grapple with its MRT rotating telehandlers for a new tree and limb management solution. Manitou

Manitou has introduced a Woodcracker tree saw with grapple configuration for its rotating telehandler product line, providing a new way to handle tree and limb removal in urban areas or along roads.

The tree saw is compatible with three Manitou rotating telehandlers, the MRT 2260, MRT 2660, and MRT 3060 Vision+. When matched with the MRT 3060 Vision+, operators can reach heights of more than 98 feet and reach out more than 84 feet. Maximum lifting capacity for the MRT with the tree saw attachment is 8,000 pounds.

"The off-road capabilities, 360-degree rotation and the excellent reach of these rotating telehandlers makes this an extremely versatile solution for municipalities, public works departments and tree removal contractors regularly faced with challenging tree and limb removal jobs," says Steve Kiskunas, telescopic handler product manager, Manitou. "It delivers the ability to remove and place large and heavy tree limbs while maintaining excellent control of the load. This simplifies the work, helps keep the operator and other workers out of the fall zone, and gives the operator the ability to perform the work from the most advantageous vantage point when equipped with the remote control."

The new Manitou tree saw is built from high-strength steel and capable of cutting branches and trunks up to 29 inches in diameter. It rotates into position to cut, hold, and deliver each limb. It can also be paired with the Manitou rotating telehandler remote control.

 Manitou MRT rotating telehandlers equipped with the tree saw will include a specialized forestry package with a windshield guard, boom covers and guards, hydraulic and electrical system covers, and a second return-to-tank line. The specialized models retain compatibility with the full line of rotating telehandler attachments for added versatility.

Watch the Manitou rotating telehandler with wood saw solution in action

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1 Gehl Way
West Bend, WI
US, 53095


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