Manitou is set to launch four ANSI/CSA versions of its 65, 80 and 85ft straight telescopic boom lifts for the North American market.
The 65ft 220TJ and 220TJ+ become the TJ 65 and TJ 65+, while the 80ft 260TJ becomes the TJ 80+ and the 85ft 280TJ becomes the TJ 85. The TJ 65 provides an outreach of 17.63 metres and 230kg unrestricted platform capacity, while the TJ 65+ has an outreach of 17.78 metres with 408kg unrestricted platform capacity.
The TJ 80+ can achieve 19.7 metres of outreach with its maximum 408kg platform capacity, while the TJ 85 has 21.45 metres of outreach with 240kg unrestricted capacity, or 19 metres with the maximum platform capacity of 350kg. The TJ 65+ and TJ 80+ models also include a larger 2.31 metre by 890mm platform.
Manitou says that its investment in its addition aerial lift manufacturing facility in Candé, France will help support the additional demand from North America. The new facility is due to come on stream next year.
All four models are powered by a Kubota diesels, and feature 360 degree continuous slew. Production of the North American models is not scheduled to begin until 2021.
Product line manager Mike Sover said: “These new TJ models are engineered with the customer in mind, incorporating new innovative features in safety and performance. Our aerial work platforms lead the industry in Europe, providing maximum productivity and smooth operation. Operators can quickly make multiple movements at the same time, from changing the platform direction to lifting the boom and rotating the machine.”