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West Bend, WI
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Nearly 300 Manitou North American dealers got the first look at several new Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou machines at the company's annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The new products range from skid and track loaders to telehandlers and mobile elevated work platforms – all positioned for the North American market.
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DEUTZ AG and Manitou Group are embarking together on the electrification of drive lines - DEUTZ has incorporated prototype electric drives into Manitou equipment for the first time. The keys for the first prototypes will be handed over as part of the ELECTRIP Event Week in Cologne. Manitou Group, the first E-DEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a full-electric drive.
Manitou is expanding their offering of industrial forklifts for the North American market. Diesel machines make their debut with eight internal combustion diesel models joining the Manitou MI Industrial Forklift Range. An additional four new electric models are also now available, expanding the Manitou ME Industrial Forklift Range. With the addition of these 12 new machines, Manitou's industrial forklift line for North America now includes 12 models in the MI Industrial Forklift Range and 14 models in the ME Industrial Forklift Range.
The Manitou group is inaugurating its new test center,"R&D Test Center". This innovative building makes it possible to perform endurance and durability tests on all Manitou prototypes. Inaugurated in the presence of a number of elected officials, this new site is designed to assess the endurance and capacities of the group's prototypes. With a number of particularly innovative, high-performance test benches, the models are put to the test for cycles that can last up to several thousand hours, the equivalent of the average life span of a machine. The tests guarantee the robustness of Manitou products from launch while reducing the development turnaround times.Several test robots and driving tests feature in multiple configurations among the tests performed. The test benches also make it possible to analyze the resistance of the major parts and a number of other types of components.
Manitou has announced a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) for North America. The new Manitou MEWP product line includes two electric models, the AETJ 49 and AETJ 43, and three diesel models, the ATJ 46, ATJ 46+ and MAN'GO 33. Select models will be shown for the first time this week at The ARA Rental Show in New Orleans.