Manitou Unveils Cost-of-Ownership Calculator for Gehl Equipment | Construction News

Manitou Americas, Inc. has released a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator for its Gehl and Mustang products.

The TCO calculator(s) found on tco.gehl.com and tco.mustangmfg.com are interactive tools that allow prospective customers and current owners to quickly calculate ownership costs over the life cycles of products.

A similar calculator for Manitou brand products was already available at tco.manitou.com.

Total cost of ownership calculations help customers understand the direct and indirect costs of owning any Manitou, Gehl, or Mustang branded equipment.

TCO involves several variables, including: acquisition price, fuel costs, fuel economy, maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled), insurance, training (operator and maintenance), and re-sale or residual value. Understanding these variables with the ability to quickly and easily calculate TCO, allows the customer to understand operational costs over the life cycle of the machine.

“We’re excited to launch the new TCO calculator tool to our current and prospective customers as well as our dealers”, said David Harrison, director of after sales, Manitou Americas, Inc. “Lowering the cost of ownership is a very important concept throughout the Manitou Group organization. It is very important for us to help our customers make informed buying decisions. The TCO calculator reinforces our commitment to reducing the total cost of ownership for our customers and our dealer network.”

The TCO calculators have been developed for use by our dealer network as well as our current and prospective customers to estimate the TCO in any industry, and any piece of equipment beyond those manufactured by Manitou Group. The calculator allows the user to customize their TCO estimation in real-time, providing a custom report upon completion of a short questionnaire. The TCO calculators are available today on the following websites: tco.gehl.com, tco.mustangmfg.com, and tco.manitou.com.