Farming News - Manitou Group return to the NEC for the 39th LAMMA Show

Manitou Group return to the NEC for the 39th LAMMA Show

11 Dec 2019

Manitou, and sister company Gehl, will display a representative selection of machines from their very wide range of telehandlers, articulated loaders and tracked and wheeled skid-steer loaders.

Manitou telehandlers are renowned for their performance, comfort, and cost-efficiency and the 3 models on display at LAMMA all prove the point.

The new Manitou MLT 420-60H, on show for the first time at LAMMA is the smallest machine in the range weighing in at just 4.19 tonnes. This compact machine still packs a punch as its able to lift 2 tonnes to 4.35 metres or 0.9 tonnes to a maximum reach of 2.65 metres. For maximum convenience and ease of control the MLT 420 features hydrostatic 4-wheel drive powered by an efficient and ultra-reliable 56 hp Kubota engine.

The larger Manitou MLT 630-105 is a real work-horse capable of lifting 3 tonnes to 6.1 metres or 1.3 tonnes to a maximum reach of 3.34 metres. With a modern, ergonomic, and stylish design this is still a compact machine at 4.78 metres in length, with a width of 2.13 metres. Powered by a 4 cylinder, 101 hp Deutz engine mated to a M-Varioshift transmission this machine is productive, with a wide range of attachment, comfortable with intuitive controls, and efficient in operation.

Designed for high production environments the Manitou MLT 737-130PS+ has a lift capacity of 3.7 tonnes to 6.9 metres and 1.3 tonnes to a maximum reach of 3.9 metres. Designed for comfort, over long shifts, and equipped to tackle the toughest applications in agriculture the MLT 737 features a completely new cab, with the benefits of easy access, optimal visibility, and operator convenience thanks to the JSM® (Joystick Switch and Move) mounted on the floating armrest. This machine delivers performance for contractors and end users alike, thanks to its 129 hp Deutz engine and Powershift Plus transmission. Specifications for intensive agricultural use include a limited slip differential, a ground clearance of 410 mm, and an automatic dust removal system for the radiators. A variable piston pump, with a flow of 150 l/min, guarantees unmatched productivity and performance levels. Specifically designed to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) the MLT 737-130 PS+ can reduce fuel consumption by 5 % and optimizes machine maintenance, through longer service intervals and central greasing points for example.

Articulated loaders are now a popular alternative to a conventional telehandler in many applications and both Manitou and Gehl offer a choice of models. The Manitou MLA-3-35H is a 2.6 tonne compact machine, at just 3.35 metres in length with a working width of 1.1 metres. With hydrostatic drive, for operator convenience, and powered by a 35 hp Yanmar engine the MLA-3-35H has a full turn tipping load (FTTL) of 909 kg and a pin height of 2.86 metres.

Designed to deliver performance and comfort and powered by a 143 hp Deutz engine driving, an M-Vario Plus transmission, the Manitou MLA-T 533-145 V+ has a straight tipping load of 4,147 kg and a maximum lift height of 5.2 metres. Weighing in at 8.43 tonnes this powerful machine is ideal for tough applications and long hours. A limited slip differential in the front axle aids traction and manoeuvrability and a top travel speed of 40 kph minimizes travel time between jobs.

The Gehl 650 on display has a full turn tipping load (FTTL) of 2,779 kg and a dump clearance height of 2.7 metres with a bucket. Gehl loaders give users state-of-the-art ergonomics, unsurpassed visibility, and ease of operation. The 650 has a multi-function joystick lever which controls the lift arm, bucket, float, travel direction, differential lock and auxiliary hydraulic functions. An inching pedal allows operators to vary the ground speed while maintaining a fixed engine speed, to optimally run attachments while enabling precise control. Engine speed can be conveniently controlled two ways, with the right foot throttle or with the convenient hand throttle, which also allows the ground speed to be controlled independently of engine speed. For excellent traction and manoeuvrability, in even the worst ground conditions, the 2-speed hydrostatic drive can be activated “on the go” by a switch on the joystick and a differential lock, controlled with a button on the joystick, increases traction with 100% effective engagement of axles.

Wheeled skid-steer loaders are renowned for their versatility, due to a wide range of attachments, and their ability to work in confined spaces. At LAMMA two models will be on display, a Manitou 850R and a Gehl R165. The compact Manitou 850R has a lift capacity of 386 kg from a machine just 1.91m long, 0.91m wide, and 1.9m in high. Equipped with a ROPS/FOPS canopy and powered by a 24.2 hp Yanmar engine, driving a servo controlled hydrostatic transmission, the R165 is perfect for working in confined spaces, including indoors. Auxiliary hydraulics are a standard feature as is the All-Tach® attachments mounting system which opens the door to a very wide range of attachments enabling this versatile machine to tackle several different jobs indoors and outside with a minimum of fuss.

Powered by a 69.9 hp Yanmar engine, driving a hydrostatic transmission with 4-wheel drive, the Gehl R165 has a 748 kg working capacity. The Gehl R165 has a radial lift design, which delivers excellent forward reach, and low-profile lift arms which help visibility. The canopy is ROPS/FOPS with easy operator entry thanks to the cab-forward design and a low non-slip step. A wide range of attachments are available for the All-Tach® attachments mounting system enabling the R165 to tackle numerous jobs around larger agricultural enterprises.

The final machine on display at LAMMA will be a Manitou 1650 RT tracked skid-steer loader. Powered by an economical 69.9 hp Yanmar engine, driving a 2-speed hydrostatic transmission, the machine can travel at up to 16.1 kph. Weighing 3.69 tonnes, the 1650 RT has a 1,069 kg operating capacity (@50% tipping load). An auxiliary hydraulic circuit, to power attachments fitted to the All-Tach® attachments mounting system, comes as standard in the UK with the option of a high flow circuit. Supplied as standard with a ROPS/FOPS Level II overhead guard, for more demanding applications, in dusty environments for example, a fully pressurized glazed cab is available as a chargeable option.

Register for your free ticket now for LAMMA - Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th January 2020 at the NEC Birmingham.