Manitou showcased a prototype of its MHT 1490 high-capacity telescopic handler at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas.
A 176-horsepower Tier 4 Final Mercedes engine with four cylinders powers the telehandler and is equipped with an exhaust gas recycling (EGR) valve and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) that requires diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). A hydrostatic transmission coupled to a gearbox delivers speeds up to nearly 25 mph.
The 42,990-pound machine has a lift capacity of up to 19,850 pounds; a lift height of up to 46 feet; a turning radius of 13 feet, 2 inches; and a width of 8 feet, 3 inches.
The cab includes a longitudinal stability indicator, frame leveling, a load status regulator to improve safety during handling and a Joystick Switch & Move (JSM) single lever control for stability.
The machine offers three steering modes: four-wheel steering for tight turning circle, two-front wheel drive for on-road driving and crab operation for side approaches and difficult clearances.
The telehandler features a chassis reinforcement designed to handle heavy loads, a triplex chain boom that keeps all machine components inside the telescopic tube to avoid damage, automatic rear axle locking to increase stability and an attachment fitting system that allows the operator to quickly add an attachment to the machine.
Proportional valves make the machine easy to level, according to the company. The valves can correct leaning of 6.5 degrees on the stabilizer or 8 degrees on the tires.