With four new models, Manitou is accelerating the rollout of its ‘Oxygen’ low emissions range. The 200 ATJe rough-terrain electric boom lift – with a working height of 20 m – is now available with four-wheel steer for greater manoeuvrability and a basket that can now take 250 kg of load, 30 kg more than on the two-wheel drive version. According to Manitou, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is reduced with an almost 50% decrease in maintenance costs compared to the internal combustion version.
The ‘Oxygen’ range also welcomes two new models, the 160 ATJe and 180 ATJe. Featuring a working height of 16 m and 18 m respectively, these electric boom lifts see their capacity increased by 50 kg for a basket that can take a total weight of 250 kg. There is another version named 160 ATJ+ e, with capacity significantly increased to 400 kg. A range extender solution is presented in the form of a removable generator common to all the machines, allowing for a week of autonomy.
The 160, 180 and 200 ATJe models come with a safety pack, protecting the operator and the site teams, as well as alerting fleet managers to any high-risk behaviour. The innovations in this pack include forgotten harness detection and detection of obstacles around the machine’s chassis. A ‘lighting’ pack ensures excellent safety for platform loading and unloading operations with a number of lights positioned on the platform to see and be seen.
“With all these new products, Manitou Group is the first manufacturer to have a range of 100% electric rough-terrain platforms from 16 to 20 m,” said Arnaud Boyer, VP of marketing and product development at Manitou. “The acceleration of our electric development allows us to now offer low-emission solutions across our platform ranges, as well as on our telehandlers. We will continue to extend this energy to other ranges in accordance with the objectives of our CSR roadmap.”
Furthermore, a new version of the 120 AETJ boom lift has been added to the industrial range. This model has been entirely redesigned and is fitted with AC (asynchronous) motors providing comfort and flexibility of use. A lot of work has been done on the accessibility of the components, such as the pivoting battery containers and tool-free access, for savings on machine maintenance. This new generation of industrial articulated platforms is equipped with the same diagnosis system as the rough-terrain range for rapid maintenance without the need for external tools.