Manitou Introduces New Utility Telescopic Handler

Manitou North America, Waco, Texas, recently unveiled its MT 732 telescopic handler, an ideal machine for rental end-users who require a mid-range telehandler with multiple attachment capabilities. This 7,000-pound capacity, 22'8" lift height utility telehandler offers multitasking capabilities with the necessary capacity and lift height for construction jobsites, as well as a reinforced boom for loader jobs in agricultural or municipality settings.

"We're really excited about the MT 732," said Ryan Ford, product specialist. "It's a nice machine that fits in well with the rest of our product line. We are calling it a utility machine because it is larger than our compacts and smaller and more versatile than our full size units. The new joysticks add to the utility of the 732 as well. We wanted the name to fit the machine."

According to Ford, the MT 732 will feature Manitou's new LPS (Load Placing

System) hydraulic controls, which have been designed for easy use and productivity of all functions. The LPS joystick controls feature dual-linked joysticks that provide both lift and place construction controls and agricultural-style loader controls. In addition, the directional control of the transmission is integrated into the joystick, allowing for single-hand operation of all telehandler functions. The left hand can be fully utilized to steer the machine while the right hand controls all hydraulic and transmission functions.

Other features on the MT 732 include a Tier-2 compliant, 84-hp Perkins naturally aspirated engine that is designed to provide power and low-end torque. The standard torque converter transmission with electro-hydraulic reversing, four forward and four reverse gears, and shift-on-the-fly capabilities allows fast and precise maneuvering while putting maximum torque to the drive wheels. Multiple attachment usage is a snap with the standard auxiliary hydraulic circuit combined with a flow rate of 28 gpm @ 3600 psi.

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