With four new platform models, the Manitou group is accelerating the roll-out of its ‘Oxygen’ low emissions range.
The 200 ATJe rough-terrain platform, with a working height of 20 metres, is now available with four-wheel steer for greater manoeuvrability and a basket that can now take 250kg of load, 30kg more than on the two-wheel drive version.
The Total Cost of Ownership is reduced with an almost 50 per cent decrease in maintenance costs compared to the internal combustion version.
The range of rough-terrain electric platform also welcomes two models, the 160 ATJe and 180 ATJe.
With a working height of 16 metres and 18 metres respectively, these platforms have 50kg extra of capacity, meaning its basket that can take a weight of 250kgs.
A second version has also been released, the 160 ATJ+ e, which comes with a capacity significantly increased to 400kg. A range extender solution is also presented in the form of a removable generator common to all the machines, allowing for a week of autonomy.
As safety is at the heart of Manitou Group’s mission, 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 the utmost safety for platform loading and unloading operations with lights positioned on the platform to see and be seen.
Arnaud Boyer, vice president of Marketing & Product Development discusses what these new products mean for the Manitou group.
“With all these new products, Manitou Group is the first manufacturer to have a range of 100 per cent electric rough-terrain platforms from 16 metres to 20 metres,” he said.
“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,” Arnaud said.
A new version of the 120 AETJ platform has also been added to the industrial range.
Presented as a sneak preview, this model has been entirely redesigned and is fitted with 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.