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Manitou Introduces New MTA 519 Compact Telehandler, Ideal for Rental and Construction Industries

Manitou Introduces New MTA 519 Compact Telehandler, Ideal for Rental and Construction Industries

At the ARA Show last week, Manitou launched a new compact telehandler built for the rental, construction and material handling markets — the MTA 519. 

“There is continued growing demand for compact telehandlers in the market today,” says Steve Kiskunas, product manager for telescopic handlers, Manitou. 

Kiskunas continued, “We’ve made this MTA 519 even stronger than previous Manitou compact telehandlers, and are delivering even greater versatility to the North American market with a skid steer quick attach system that makes this machine compatible with any standard-flow skid steer or CTL attachment that many businesses already have in their fleet.” 

The new MTA 519 is extremely compact at 5’, 11” wide and 6’, 4”, with a tight turning radius of 10’, 10”. This makes it small enough to fit through garage doors and down ramps into the lower levels of structures. 

The telehandler has a maximum load capacity of 5,500 lbs,; a 19’, 1” maximum working height; and outreach of up to 11’, 2” for loading and unloading materials on the second floor of a structure. 

It also features five different tire options and a ground clearance of 13’ for working on varied terrain. 

According to Manitou, one of the most important advances on the new MTA 519 is the skid steer quick attach system, which allows the machine to operate standard flow skid steer and CTL attachments. 

The company says this is a massive utilization benefit for rental businesses who can rent out this telehandler with a whole range of attachments; and a major convenience for fleet managers who may already own a significant number of attachments that can now be used on another asset. 

“Attachment compatibility increases utilization, both for rental businesses and contractors,” says Kiskunas. “This increases profitability. The ability to run standard-flow attachments with this machine, in addition to its more standard fork and bucket operations, makes it a productive addition to any fleet.” 

Manitou has further built this machine for use with a wide variety of ground-engaging attachments, from snow pushes to brooms, through the specialized design of its ground-engaging boom. 

“In addition to the traditional lifting and placing strengths, these booms are also designed to better handle the side-to-side forces you experience in ground-engaging applications, really giving you a purpose-built operator’s experience,” says Kiskunas. “Operators can run this telehandler in all functions with confidence that it will perform as desired.” 

Lower TCO 

The new MTA 519 features a 74-horsepower engine that is also placed low within the framework of the machine, along with all critical power and drivetrain components. This allows for a low, sloping hood for even greater visibility, as well as easy access to all critical daily service and preventive maintenance serving points. 

“We know that the easier service is, the more likely it is that it will be done regularly and done properly,” says Kiskunas. “A big part of our mission at Manitou to lower total cost of ownership is to help extend machine life cycles and increase uptime through extremely simple service. The MTA 519 delivers on that.” 

The compact telehandler also features a two-speed hydrostatic Dana transmission, along with Dana axles — limited slip in the front, and open axles in the back. 

“The drivetrain, matched with the high ground clearance, makes this a material handler for all terrains,” says Kiskunas.  

One area of focus for Manitou in introducing this machine is ensuring parts availability ahead of the launch for fast response times to parts orders. 

“We have pre-stocked our warehouse in support of this new model, ensuring that dealers and fleet managers alike have fast and easy access to parts, further ensuring uptime and a lower total cost of ownership,” says Kiskunas.   

Further supporting a lower total cost of ownership is the standard Manitou EasyMANAGER fleet management platform (telematics). These systems allow business owners and fleet managers to stay better connected to the health, performance and efficiency of each machine.

“Whether you’re a rental business managing service schedules, or a fleet manager analyzing the utilization and performance of the machine, we make it extremely easy to access, understand and act on all of the great data coming off of the machine,” says Kiskunas. 

Operator Experience Enhanced for Simple Control and Comfort 

While the MTA 519 is a compact telehandler, it features a full-sized operator’s compartment — making it easy for operators of all shapes and sizes to get in and out of the machine. The cab is 31” wide, and the entryway is 74” tall. This makes it easy to get in and out of the machine, and comfortable to operate throughout the day. 

It also features a new joystick that is ergonomically situated and operates in the same pattern and functions as all other North American telehandlers.  

“The MTA 519 delivers on the quality and the performance expected from Manitou telehandlers of all sizes,” says Kiskunas. “This machine is a powerful, efficient and intuitive addition to what is already a very strong lineup of telehandlers for any on- or off-road material handling application.”

For more information on the all-new Manitou MTA 519 compact telehandler, contact your local Manitou dealer or visit


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