Manitou unveils new electric telehandlers

Manitou has launched its first 100% electric compact telehandler, the MT 625e, with a capacity of 2.5 t and a height of 6 m. Fitted with a 25 or 33 kWh lithium-ion battery, this model reduces maintenance by 56% and drastically reduces the total cost of ownership for the user.

Suitable for indoor or city centre use, or for renovating historic buildings, the MT 625e benefits like all the models in the compact telehandler range from the Safety Pack and the Harmony screen for safe and easy operation. According to Manitou, the MT 625e guarantees performance as good as the internal combustion version and is the same size.

In addition, Manitou has introduced the electric version of its rotating telehandler models – the MRT 2260e and MRT 2660e – from the recent Vision+ range. Featuring a loading capacity of 6 t for a lifting height of 22 m and 26 m respectively, these models enjoy the same performance level as the internal combustion machines, even allowing simultaneous boom movements, said Manitou. The 700 V/65 kWh lithium-ion battery ensures optimum use of these models, even in difficult climate conditions like in Northern Europe.

In order to boost the range by an additional four hours, a second 700 V/65 kWh battery can be provided for the MRT 2260e and MRT 2660e. Users have a third option with the hybrid version of these models using a range extender. This configuration improves flexibility, in particular to make long journeys between two sites or to charge the battery on sites that do not always have electric charge points.

There are also several charging mode options for the MRT 2260e and MRT 2660e, with an on-board 11 kW charger for charging in 4 hours 30 minutes, and an on-board 22 kW charger that takes just 2 hours 15 minutes. An even quicker solution is available to users with another on-board charger that enables charging in under an hour. Manitou said the charging source must be 400 VAC.