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Manitou appoints Walter Payton

Manitou has appointed Walter Payton Power Equipment, of Riverdale, Chicago, Illinois, as a dealer for its full range of telehandlers, including heavy duty/high capacity and 360 degree MRT models.

Walter Payton also has locations in Taylor, Michigan, Louisville in Kentucky, and Evansville and Lebanon, in Indiana. Its principal product lines include Manitowoc crawler and Grove mobile cranes, along with Manitex and National Crane boom trucks, Xtreme telehandlers and Tadano-Mantis telescopic crawler cranes.

The company was founded in 1993 by the famous Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton who wore the number 34 shirt and played for 13 seasons from 1975 he was nicknamed Sweetness, which is incorporated into the company’s logo.