Nearly 300 Manitou North America dealers got their first look at several new Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou machines at the company’s annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee last week. The new products range from skid-steer and track loaders to telehandlers and mobile elevated work platforms, all positioned for the North American market. The dealers from across the United States and Canada saw the latest products firsthand and had the opportunity to test drive nearly 60 machines.
“This is an exciting time at Manitou North America as we pursue new market opportunities and focus on strengthening our products, services and customer support,” said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America. “Our annual dealer meeting provides a really great opportunity to come together with our customers, listen and learn from each other, and plan for the future.”
Manitou introduced the MLT 630 NewAg telehandler, a versatile compact model with a lift capacity of 6,600 pounds and speeds up to 23 miles per hour. The boom extends beyond the reach of a typical tractor, with a maximum lift height of 19 feet, 8 inches and forward reach of 10 feet, 11 inches. The Manitou NewAg range provides a low total cost of ownership and maximum return on investment with lower fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
Mustang by Manitou debuted the all-new 1050RT track loader, which will be the most compact model in the product line with a ROPS height of 70 inches and overall width of 48 inches. The unit is designed for the rental industry or any tight access application.
Dealers also got to see the brand-new R54-14, the smallest telehandler from Gehl. The unit is less than 60 inches wide, 75 inches tall, and can lift up to 4,400 pounds. The Gehl R54-14 is lightweight and easy to transport, and is designed for do-it-yourselfers, construction applications and the rental market.
These models, along with other new skid-steer loaders, track loaders and telehandlers, will soon be available at Manitou, Gehl and Mustang dealerships. More information is available at manitou-group.com.