Manitou introduces the updated MRT Series rotating telescopic handlers to the North American market. The MRT 1840 Easy 360 degree, MRT 2150 Privilege Plus and MRT 2540 Privilege Plus (pictured) offer 360-degree rotation, optimized visibility, diesel engines, and 3-in-1 versatility with telehandler, winch and platform modes.

The MRT 1840 Easy 360 degree is powered by a 101-hp Perkins Interim Tier 4-certified turbocharged engine and the MRT 2150 Privilege Plus and MRT 2540 Privilege Plus are powered by a 150-hp Mercedes-Benz EPA Tier 3 turbocharged engine. The engine automatically adapts itself to the needs of the transmission system, providing significant fuel savings by matching engine output to the machine’s operation.

“The MRT Series Rotating Telescopic Handlers provide a unique solution to congested, urban jobsites where traditional telescopic handler use is difficult,” said Steve Kiskunas, Manitou Americas telescopic handler product manager.

The two-speed hydrostatic transmission in all models is designed to provide optimal power and control for precise placement of the machine. The MRT Series models feature 4-wheel drive and oscillating rear axles.

A lift height up to 80 feet, 8.5 inches on the MRT 2540 Privilege Plus allows operators to move materials to high buildings and structures, elevate work platforms, and carry out service and maintenance work for the mining, oil and gas industries. Lift capacities from 11,000 pounds on the MRT 2150 Privilege Plus and 8,800 pounds on the MRT 1840 Easy 360 degree and MRT 2540 Privilege Plus, mean large loads can be picked, transported and placed with ease.

The E-RECO automatic attachment recognition system comes standard on the MRT Series rotating telescopic handlers. The system automatically senses the attachment when correctly installed and assigns the correct load chart and safe operation zones. This allows the operator to match the lift capacities of the attachments he/she is using to the task.

“With the telehandler, winch, and platform modes, the MRT Series provide exceptional versatility to customers,” Kiskunas said. “One machine can complete the work of many. With the new E-RECO attachment recognition system and hydraulic speed memory features, operation by multiple users is easy.”

Front and rear stabilizers come standard on the MRT Series, and a telescopic scissor design on the Privilege Plus models enables the legs to be partially deployed when obstacles are present or space is limited. When the stabilizers and pads are retracted, they are integrated into the machine’s body. There is no loss of ground clearance or addition to machine width. An adaptable calculator adjusts the load chart and lifting zones based on the position of the stabilizers.

For increased safety, an oscillating axle lock-out system engages when the machine is standing on its wheels and the upper structure is rotated by more than 15 degrees. This allows work to be completed with a larger area of stability for the machine. 

The Manitou MRT Series rotating telescopic handlers are designed to meet the needs of rental companies and contractors in construction applications with space constraints.