Manitou debuts telescopic booms
By Lindsey Anderson10 October 2019
Manitou has debuted a new line of telescopic booms designed specifically for the North American market. The TJ straight booms have platform heights of 65, 80 and 85 feet and offer unrestricted – or restricted – platform capacities.
The new TJ 65 has a platform height of 64 feet, 10 inches, 500 pounds of unrestricted platform capacity and 57 feet and 10 inches of horizontal outreach.
Its sibling, the TJ 65+ has a platform height of 64 feet, 9 inches, a horizontal outreach of 58 feet, 4 inches and an unrestricted capacity of 900 pounds.
Next in line is the TJ 80+ which has a platform height of 78 feet, 5 inches, horizontal outreach of 64 feet, 8 inches and 900 pounds of unrestricted capacity.
The tallest of the group, the TJ 85, has an 84-foot, 6-inch platform capacity with 770 pounds of restricted capacity and 530 pounds of unrestricted capacity. It achieves 70 feet, 4 inches of horizontal outreach and also features a 12-foot, 5-inch telescopic jib.
The TJ models feature hydraulic, proportionate controls for smooth operation; continuous 360-degree turret rotation; front oscillating axles; replaceable galvanized platform flooring; four-wheel drive; three steering modes; and self-diagnostics via a ground control panel.
The company also debuted its ATJ 60, a new articulating boom for the North American market. The unit has 500 pounds of unrestricted platform capacity, a 59-foot, 11-inch platform height, horizontal outreach of 39 feet, 4 inches and up-and-over reach of 26 feet, 3 inches.
Mike Sover, Manitou’s North America product marketing manager for MEWPs, said research into the industry showed telescopic, straight booms are some of the most popular MEWPs with rental companies, therefore Manitou decided to invest into the segment. The booms, manufactured in France, will officially be shown at The ARA Show and ConExpo.
Manitou debuted its MEWP line to North America just over a year ago and will continue to expand its range over the coming years, according to CEO Mark Hanson. For our interview with Hanson and more details on Manitou’s plans and product launches, see ALH’s November/December issue.