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Manitou introduces telehandler with 12,000-pound capacity designed for construction materials

By On-Site Staff   

Construction Materials Equipment


In response to customers looking for a machine capable of moving heavy construction materials, Manitou Group has introduced its MTA 12055 Series III telehandler to North America.

The telehndler, which has a high boom mount, has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds, lift height of 55 feet, 5 inches and can take 5,500 pounds to full extension.

“We had many customers looking for a Manitou telehandler that could handle construction materials that are larger than usual,” said Steve Kiskunas, Manitou’s product manager of telescopic handlers, in a release “The Manitou MTA 12055 has a high capacity and lift height, combined with great forward reach, which makes it perfect for infrastructure, bridge and power generation projects, to name a few.”

The machine’s 12-foot, 2-inch turning radius means it can perform on tight job sites while offering greater capacity than smaller models. The MTA 12055 is equipped with a 120 hp Cummins engine and four-speed powershift transmission, pushing travel speeds up to nearly 23 mph.

A range of attachments are available.


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