New Manitou MLT 420 Telehandler was Designed for Ag, But is Also Good for Construction

Date: 22-09-2020 / Author: shannon

Sept. 22, 2020 – Manitou Group, West Bend, Wisconsin, has introduced the new Manitou MLT 420 AG telescopic loader to its extensive MLT product lineup for North America.

Although the MLT 420 was designed for agriculture, Manitou says the model is also excellent for any application where dust is an issue, thanks to its fully enclosed cab and an auto-reversing fan that helps keep the radiator freer of dust during operation.

Magni Delivers First 167’ Rotating Telehandler in U.S.

Date: 28-07-2020 / Author: shannon
Magni America

Magni America recently delivered the first RTH 6.51 rotating telehandler in the United States to Adams European Contracting, Brooklyn, New York.

The RTH 6.51 is the highest lifting rotating telehandler in the world, with a maximum lifting height of 167 ft. The 6.51 offers a maximum lifting capacity of 13,200 lbs. and maximum horizontal reach of 113 ft.

With the purchase of the RTH 6.51, Adams European Contracting now owns six Magni rotating telehandlers.

New Bobcat V923 Telehandler Offers More Height, Reach, Capacity

Date: 06-07-2020 / Author: shannon
Bobcat Telehander V923

Bobcat’s new V923 VersaHANDLER telehandler is ideal for operators who need more lifting height, reach, and capacity.


The 130-hp turbocharged Bobcat engine and heavy-duty drive train deliver 9,000-lb. maximum lifting capacity, more pushing strength, and travel speed to 24.5 mph. Maximum lifting height is 23’0”, and maximum forward reach is 13’6”. Total weight is 18,158 lbs.


Pettibone’s New 10,000-Lb. X-Series Telehandler Reaches Up 56’

Date: 15-04-2020 / Author: shannon
Pettibone Telehandler

The new Extendo 1056X telehandler from Pettibone can lift 10,000 lbs. or reach up 56’.

The new model joins Pettibone’s X-Series lineup of telehandlers. The new Extendo model builds on the Baraga, Michigan, manufacturer’s tradition of rugged design while also offering numerous performance improvements for contractors and rental users who work in masonry, construction, and other material handling applications.

The Extendo 1056X comes standard with a 74-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that features a DOC muffler and needs no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

LIVE: How COVID-19 is Affecting Access OEMs, Rental Companies

Date: 19-03-2020 / Author: kscally
COVID19 Access Industry News

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its global spread, Lift and Access is keeping track of its ripple effect on the access equipment and rental industries, noting closures, changes to operations, and construction stoppages.

Check back here for the latest news as it happens.

March 20

JLG Industries to Close All U.S. Manufacturing Plants

JLG is suspending production at its U.S. facilities from March 30 through April 13 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Manitou Group Closes French Operations Over COVID-19

Date: 18-03-2020 / Author: kscally
Manitou Group

Manitou Group closed its operations in France on March 17 in order to help limit the growth of COVID-19.

It will remain closed until March 31, following closure announcements by numerous partners, customers, and suppliers.

Some divisions will be excluded from the closure, including spare parts, customer support, and some central functions.

Manitou Group is currently unable to determine the overall impact that this crisis will have on the financial full year.

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Manitou Releases New MEWPS, Telehandler at ConExpo 2020

Date: 11-03-2020 / Author: abrumm
VJR 26

March 10, 2020 ― Manitou Group has introduced a comprehensive range of connected solutions to meet the needs of the construction industry at ConExpo in Las Vegas, including two new work platforms for the North American market and a new Manitou telehandler.

Serious Labs Expands VR Training Capability with Universal Motion Base

Date: 10-03-2020 / Author: kscally
Serious Labs VR simulator Universal Motion Base

Serious Labs unveiled its next technology innovation for VR training simulation at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020: the Universal Motion Base, which can be adapted for a wide variety of heavy equipment simulators, including telehandlers and forklifts. 

LIVE: Access Equipment Exhibitors Weigh 2020 ConExpo Participation as COVID-19 Concerns Rise

Date: 05-03-2020 / Author: kscally
ConExpo-Con 2020

While most exhibitors are continuing with their plans, some have decided to pull out of the 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg and co-located IFPE in Las Vegas March 10-14, as concerns about COVID-19, commonly known as the new coronavirus, continue to grow.

Access and material handling industry exhibitors are weighing in on their plans for the show.