Nearly 300 Manitou North American dealers recently got a peek at several new Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou machines at the company’s annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dealers checked out machines targeted for the North American construction, agriculture, industry and rental markets, from skid and track loaders to telehandlers and mobile elevated work platforms. They’re expected to arrive soon, learned dealers who came from 229 dealerships to the meeting in late September.
“This is an exciting time at Manitou North America as we pursue new market opportunities and focus on strengthening our products, services and customer support,” says Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America, in a press release.
“Our annual dealer meeting provides a really great opportunity to come together with our customers, listen and learn from each other, and plan for the future.”
Dealers came from across the United States and Canada to see and test drive nearly 60 machines.
Manitou introduced the MLT 630 NewAg telehandler, a highly versatile compact model with a lift capacity of 6,600 pounds and speeds up to 23 miles per hour.
The boom extends beyond the reach of a typical tractor, with a maximum lift height of 19-feet-8-inches and forward reach of 10-feet-11-inches. The Manitou NewAg range provides a low total cost of ownership and maximum return on investment with lower fuel consumption and maintenance costs, the company says.
Mustang by Manitou debuted the all-new 1050RT track loader, which will be the most compact model in the product line with a ROPS height of 70 inches and overall width of 48 inches-an ideal machine for the rental industry or any tight access application, according to the press release.
At their annual meeting in late September, dealers also checked out the brand-new RS4-14, Gehl’s smallest telehandler.
This compact model is just under 60 inches wide, 75 inches tall, and can lift up to 4,400 pounds.
The Gehl RS4-14 is lightweight and easy to transport, so it is an ideal solution for do-it-yourself homeowners, construction applications and the rental market.
These models, along with a number of other new skid loaders, track loaders and telehandlers, will soon be available at dealerships.