Manitou Announces Vertical-Mast Forklifts with Tier 4 Final Engines | Construction News

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Manitou has introduced two new, Tier 4 Final certified models to round-out the M Series rough terrain vertical masted forklift range for North America. The Tier 4-certified M 30 and M 50 models, available in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive, provide increased visibility and ergonomics, and improved fuel economy; and are suited for applications material supply, oil and gas industries, and many more.

“The Tier 4 M Series rough terrain vertical masted forklifts fulfill the need for emissions certified rough terrain machinery in the North American market,” says Brad Ramsour, regional sales manager. “These machines are especially appealing to rental markets due to their ease of operation and durable components.”

Lift heights up to 23’  on the M 30 and 19’8” on the M 50 allow operators to stack loads at high heights. The M 30 has a lift capacity of 6,063 lbs. and the M 50 a capacity of 11,023 lbs.

The machine is equipped with a 74 hp Perkins Tier IV Final-certified diesel engine that delivers up to 235 ft.-lbs. of torque. The M 50 achieves up to 22,976 lbs.of tractive effort for rough terrain capabilities. The Tier IV Final-certified engines provide an estimated 13% reduction in fuel consumption. Additionally the machine is has a torque converter transmission and four drive gears.

The mast is available in multiple configurations to meet the specific needs of each customer. The design provides optimal vertical and lateral strength while the narrow channels enhance operator visibility to the front of the truck. The mast tilts up to 15° forward and backward.  A variety of carriage options are also available.

The M Series design and high ground clearance allow them to travel over rough, loose terrain. The load accumulator comes standard and prevents shock and vibration from affecting the load for safe transport over rough, uneven surfaces. An oscillating rear axle and wide spaced front tires ensure the machine is stable in adverse conditions. The compact overall machine dimensions and short turning radii allow the machine to navigate tight areas.  
 
The M Series forklifts cab has a low, extra-wide, two-step entry for entry and exit. Shock absorbing bushings suspend the cab on the frame to provide a smooth ride when traveling over rough terrain. An adjustable suspension seat is standard and a fully adjustable pneumatic suspension seat is optional. The enclosed cab option with heat and optional air conditioning ensure comfort in all weather conditions.   

The controls are placed to the right of the operator’s seat, and the operator has panoramic visibility because of the curved frame shape, narrow mast channels, low dash and large, and open overhead guard structure. Oversized mirrors and front and rear work lights further enhance operator visibility.   

To ensure proper routine maintenance, the M Series rough terrain forklifts are designed to allow easy access to major operational components. The large engine hood opening, forward tilting cab and front access panels allow easy access to routine maintenance points.