New ATJ 60 is Manitou’s tallest articulated boom lift for N. America

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Manitou has launched the ATJ 60 for North America, the highest-reaching articulated boom work platform in its lineup for the continent.

Manitou first introduced its articulated lifts to North America in 2018 and began adding straight telescopic boom lifts in October.

All of the models meet proposed ANSI standards for aerial lifts – now known as mobile elevating work platforms, or MEWPs – scheduled to take effect March 1. To meet those standards, the lifts have automatic load-sensing to prevent platforms from being overloaded, tilt sensing to prevent tip-over, and other safety features. (Check out Equipment World’s recent series on the new standards for a more in-depth look at what the changes mean for contractors, by clicking here.)

The ATJ 60 has a platform height of 59 feet 11 inches. Up-and-over reach is 26 feet 3 inches, and horizontal reach is 39 feet 4 inches.

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Manitou built the ATJ 60 to handle rough terrain, giving it four-wheel drive and 17 inches of ground clearance. It has three steering modes for the operator to select: four wheel, two wheel or crab.

The turret rotates 360 degrees, and the machine varies the platform rotation speed to match the length of the boom’s extension. The operator can simultaneously control platform direction, machine rotation and boom lift.

The ATJ 60 runs on a 42.9-horsepower Kubota diesel engine. Manitou says the lift’s front oscillating axle gives the machine additional traction and power.

Other features include a self-diagnostic panel at ground level for detecting fault codes and the company’s EasyManager telematics system, which includes information on the machine’s location, preventive maintenance schedules and service warnings.