Manitou introduce the MT420H Buggy
Latest ultra-compact telehandler draws visitors to the Manitou stand at Plantworx 2017
A MAJOR draw on the Manitou stand at last week’s Plantworx 2017 show was the new, ultra-compact, MT420H Buggy telehandler – the baby brother to the popular Manitou MT625 model.
On the new MT420H Buggy, Manitou have utilized the same size cab and controls as the bigger MT625, whilst delivering a physically smaller machine with an even tighter tuning circle (less than 3.0m turning radius).
The new MT420H provides a maximum lift capacity of 2,000kg and a maximum lift height of 4.3m. The machine also allows 800kg to be extended out to the maximum forward reach of 2.6m.
Complete with a highly controllable two-speed hydrostatic transmission, the rough-terrain MT420H Buggy is powered by a 36.5kW (49hp) Kubota four-cylinder diesel engine that is Stage IIIA emissions compliant without the need for a DPF (diesel particulate filter) or the use of a diesel exhaust fluid such as AdBlue.
The machine is only 1.9m high (when fitted with compact beacon) and its narrow width of 1.49m, combined with three-mode steering (including crab steer), allows it to be driven into very confined spaces.
The MT420H comes complete with 4WD, Manitou’s popular JSM joystick control, and the latest Manitou EN15000-compliant LMI (Load Moment Indicator) with new Active Mode Regulation.
As well as a very low boom pivot point to provide excellent all round visibility from the operator’s seat, other beneficial features of the MT420H Buggy include fast start-up (only 10 seconds from start to drive), a single double-acting hydraulic service up the boom as standard (with a second as an option), and well-protected hydraulic pipework. Air-conditioning is available as an option.
Daily service checks are easily carried out by raising the lockable top-hinged bonnet, with good access to the engine dipstick, air filter, hydraulic oil filter and coolant top-up. Also, by removing a lower panel and swinging out the cooler pack, improved service access is provided to items such as the starter motor and the hydraulic and hydrostatic pumps.
Hydraulic fan drive comes as standard on the MT420H Buggy, whilst a reversible fan is available for use in particularly dusty applications. Another option for the new ultra-compact telehandler is Manitou’s Easy Manager telematics system, which provides valuable location, operational and management data.