Manitou has introduced a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) for North America at this week’s Rental Show. 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 were shown for the first time this week at The ARA Rental Show in New Orleans.
“With our long proven success in the work platform market in Europe, where Manitou holds 20 percent market share, we are sure our MEWPs will prove to be a great addition to our North American product offering,” said Mark Hanson, regional vice president of Manitou Group and CEO of Manitou North America. “All five new models were engineered to comply with the proposed North American ANSI standards. Significant changes include modifications to the electrical system, a swing door on the basket and new Tier IV engines for the diesel models.”
The ATJ diesel-powered range was introduced in Europe in 1992, utilizing components from Manitou’s highly regarded telescopic handlers, such as axles with limited slip differential, four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and heavy duty booms. Since then, Manitou has built a strong reputation for high-quality, innovative articulated lifts that deliver unparalleled performance, technology and safety.
New to all markets, not just North America, is the ATJ 46. This machine introduces new features designed to reduce the total cost of ownership, including an automatic start and stop system and 24 hp Kubota engine that does not require any after treatment. Maintenance costs are minimized with easy access to main components and a self-diagnostic system. The Manitou ATJ 46 has a platform height of 45 feet 11 inches. It has an up-and-over reach of 27 feet 3 inches at a height of 24 feet 2 inches. The new ATJ 46 comes standard with four-wheel drive, rough-terrain tires, 14 inches of ground clearance and a 500-pound platform capacity.
The Manitou ATJ 46+ is designed for high-capacity jobs, with a large platform that can handle up to 900 pounds without restriction. The platform reaches up to 45 feet 6 inches and has a horizontal outreach of 28 feet 3 inches. Standard features include rough-terrain tires, 17 inches of ground clearance four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.
For the rental market, Manitou developed the compact diesel-powered MAN’GO 33. Design elements of the machine are based on input from rental companies with a key focus on lowering the total cost of ownership. At just 5 feet 10 inches wide and 9,150 pounds, the MAN’GO 33 is the smallest and lightest machine of its category and therefore easier and less costly to transport. A unique articulation system with a single lift cylinder keeps the machine compact and allows for simple and fast operation. The platform holds 500 pounds and reaches heights up to 32 feet 6 inches.
Manitou offers two electric-powered MEWPs, the AETJ 43 and AETJ 49, which is designed for the industrial market where maximum up-and-over reach is critical. The Manitou AETJ 49 is only 5 feet 9 inches wide but can still reach up to 48 feet 11 inches vertically and 30 feet 11 inches horizontally.