WEST BEND, Wis. – Manitou unveiled the 74-hp MTA Easy74 telehandler range for the North American market, which includes three models: the MTA 6642 Easy74, the MTA 8044 Easy74, and the MTA 10055 Easy74.
“The Manitou Easy74 models were designed with the rental industry in mind,” said Steve Kiskunas, product manager – telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. “Understanding the typical demands to maintain and support Tier 4 construction equipment, we chose to provide a 74-hp option without a DEF system for our already popular Manitou MTA telehanders. Our rental customers, especially, will benefit from the simplified maintenance.”
Developed from the MTA Series III telescopic handlers, the new Easy74 machines are powered with a Tier 4 74-hp Cummins turbocharged diesel engine providing 295 ft.-lbs. of torque at 2500 rpm. This engine requires only DOC exhaust treatment and does not require regeneration. The new engine package is coupled with a Dana four-speed powershift transmission allowing full-time four-wheel drive, three steering modes, and machine travel speeds up to 15 miles per hour.
All lift and height capacities remain the same as the Manitou MTA Series III models, and the MTA Easy74 machines also follow Manitou’s 1,000-hour extended oil change service intervals.
The MTA Easy74 telescopic handlers are equipped with a single all-in-one joystick control. This feature allows the operator to control all functions of the boom including extension, retraction, attachment tilt, and auxiliary hydraulics, as well as select directional drive on the same single joystick. This design allows the operator to leave one hand on the steering wheel at all times and control all other machine functions with the other hand.
For more information on Manitou, visit manitou.com.