New compact RT telehandler for Manitou's North American customers
By Maria Hadlow01 February 2012
Manitou has launched a new rough terrain telehandler for its North American markets. The MT 5519 telescopic handler has a low-profile compact frame with an overall height of 1.93m (6ft 4in) and a turning radius of 3.35m (11ft) making it manoeuvrable in low buildings and confined job sites.
The MT 5519 is said to be suitable for use in buildings, under parking garages and in confined areas. The low-profile boom reaches to a height of 5.8m (19ft 1in) and features the same welded box-section design used on larger MT Series telescopic handlers.
Manitou said that the MT 5519 telescopic handler was designed to meet the growing needs of contractors, builders and rental firms for a 2495kg (5500lb) lift capacity machine.
Internal wet disc service brakes are standard equipment, for better stopping capability and longer life, along with a SAHR (Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Release) parking brake, which is automatically applied when the engine is shut-off, or manually by pressing a rocker switch. This design eliminates the cable stretch and adjustments associated with some telescopic handlers.
The user has 360deg visibility and an enclosed cab is optional with front and top windows, a door and a heater/defroster for use in areas where operators need protection from the weather. Air conditioning can also be added to complete a climate controlled operator environment.
Two direct mechanical joystick controls for boom and fork tilt functions are standard. Engine accessibility is via a large, hinged cover on the side of the machine. The cover lifts fully out of the way, allowing easy access to the maintenance points, including the battery and oil fill. Underneath the unit Manitou has added a bolted belly pan to protect all engine and hydraulic components.
The model MT 5519 is powered by a 50.7kW (68hp) water-cooled Yanmar four cylinder diesel engine.
The MT 5519 is currently only available in the USA and Canada, the model with similar characteristics and features in Europe and other markets is the MT625 launched at Bauma in 2010.