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Manitou MT 5519 Telescopic Handler Equipped with Tier IV Certified Engine | Construction News

Manitou MT 5519 Telescopic Handler Equipped with Tier IV Certified Engine | Construction News
Manitou MT 5519 Telescopic Handler Equipped with Tier IV Certified Engine | Construction News

Manitou's MT 5519 telescopic handler is now equipped with a Tier IV certified emissions compliant engine. The Tier IV certified MT 5519 is available in North American markets, and is designed for rental companies and contractors in construction applications where space constraints exist.

“In 2012, the compact telescopic handler market in North America was over 2,000 units or 15% of the total market,” says Steve Kiskunas, Manitou telescopic handler product manager. “Rental, general construction, and agriculture are the three most popular markets for these units. The MT 5519 provides a versatile four wheel drive, four wheel all-terrain platform that can be utilized in a variety of applications.”

The model MT 5519 is powered by a 69 hp (51.5  kW) water-cooled Yanmar tier IV certified diesel engine. A two-speed hydrostatic transmission, with inching valve, three selectable steering modes, and a powerful hydraulic system are all standard on the MT 5519.  

The MT 5519 telescopic handler’s low-profile compact frame, with an overall height of 6’4” and tight turning radius of 11’, means it suitable for maneuving in low buildings and confined jobsites. The low-profile boom reaches to a height of 19’1” and features the same welded box-section design that is on the larger MT Series telescopic handlers.  

Internal wet disc service brakes are standard equipment, as well as a SAHR (Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Release) parking brake, which is automatically applied when the engine is shut-off, or manually by pressing a rocker switch.    

The view from the ROPS/FOPS canopy is a full 360⁰.  An enclosed cab is optional with front and top windows, a door and a heater/defroster for use in areas where operators need protection from the weather.  Air conditioning can also be added to complete a climate controlled operator environment.  

Two direct mechanical joystick controls for boom and fork tilt functions are standard.  A deluxe suspension seat is optional. A work light package can be added to further increase the productivity of these machines.
The engine is made accessible with a large, hinged hood on the side of the machine. The hood lifts fully out of the way, allowing room to access maintenance points, including the battery and oil fill. Underneath the unit, Manitou has added a bolted belly pan to protect engine and hydraulic components. A hinged access door provides entry to the engine oil drain.  

Hydraulic flow is up to 20 gpm (76 L/min), and optional auxiliary hydraulics power a variety of available attachments. Attachments include truss booms, jib booms, buckets, and multiple types of carriages and forks. The Quick Carriage Release allows quick attachment changes. The hydraulic hoses are routed inside the boom protecting them from jobsite hazards.


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