Material handling specialist Manitou has launched two new flagship models to its NewAG range. Dubbed the XL machines, the MLT 841 and MLT 1041 offer a lift capacity of more than 4.1 tonnes with max lift heights of 7.6m and 9.65m respectively.
Designed for use on large scale farms and in intensive contracting operations with usage of more than 1,300 hours per annum, the machines share the same DNA as the proven NewAg range, with a series of updates to enhance operator comfort. These include a wider cabin, with a left-hand armrest and a greater amount of insulation to reduce noise levels to just 69dBA.
Furthermore, there is the option of a new pneumatic seat with an intelligent suspension system, which adapts to surface conditions and is said to reduce vibrations by more than 50% while protecting the operator’s back.
In keeping with the NewAg styling, the curved windshield is covered by a roof grille with tilted blades to provide excellent visibility. In the cabin, users will be familiar with the control systems, including the proven joystick and colour display.
Under the bonnet, Manitou has fitted a 141hp Yanmar powerpack, which meets Stage V emissions regulations and delivers 12% increased torque and is reported to reduce fuel consumption by 11%. It drives a powershift transmission with automatic functionality. Hydraulic flow is 200 litres per minute, intelligently distributed throughout the machine for efficient multitasking.
Additional features include a new high view camera to see the inside of a trailer when loading, and the active CRC boom suspension. The Comfort Steering System reduces the number of steering wheel turns lock-to-lock and Manitou’s Intelligent Hydraulics Package is standard fitment.
Exclusive on these NewAg XL models is the new Platinum specification, available alongside the Classic, Premium and Elite levels. This includes as standard, the new pneumatic seat, hydraulic attachment locking, LED work lights and headlights, the high view camera, the Comfort Steering System, Ecostop and automatic greasing.
More information is available at www.manitou-group.com