Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

Manitou 14350S telehandlerAt the Electra Mining Africa show going on this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Manitou has launched what it says is the world’s largest telehandler.

The MHT 14350S boasts a maximum lift capacity of 40 tons and is powered by a 7.2-liter Mercedes-Benz engine. It’s designed for the heavy-industrial market as well as the handling of conveyor belt reels, tire assemblies, wheel motors and more uses in the mining sector.

The machine also boasts all-terrain capabilities and a full range of attachments have been created for it.

And if you doubt the machine’s claim to “world’s largest,” just take a look at the photo posted to Manitou’s official Facebook fan page below which shows off the scale of the telehandler compared to the height of a man.

Manitou MHT 14350S with a man