Manufacturer Manitou has added to its range of industrial forklift trucks with six new medium-tonnage and eight heavy tonnage units. With these 13 new models, the company said it was providing a complete solution from 1.5t to 10t for all industrial applications.

Patrick Laridan, industrial market and products manager, said, “With the launch of these Manitou medium and heavy-tonnage industrial forklift trucks, our network can now satisfy most of the requirements of users in terms of industrial material handling.

“These new models are in line with the fundamentals of the Manitou masted trucks ranges, which are attractive to customers primarily seeking equipment that ‘does the job’ while ensuring operator safety and, finally, an optimised operating cost."

Key features of the new models include intuitive controls and simple instrumentation, power-steering; easy access, comfortable cab; good visibility; standard deadlights, flashing lights, a rear working light and a panoramic interior rear-view mirror.

Manitou also said it had concentrated on reducing downtime by designing the new forklifts to facilitate their maintenance. It said the simplicity of their design, with a limited number of electronic parts, considerably reduced the possibility of breakdowns and their extent.

The main electronic components, relays and fuses were also said to be easy to access ­– positioned in sealed casings, protected from dust and damp.

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