With four new electric mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) models, Manitou Group is accelerating the roll-out of its ‘Oxygen’ low emissions range.
The 100% electric line, which comprises the 200 ATJe, 160 ATJe, 180 ATJe 160 ATJ+ e rough-terrain platforms, is part of a larger rollout of seven electric models.
With a working height of 20m, the 200 ATJe rough-terrain platform is available with four-wheel steer for greater manoeuvrability. The machine is equipped with a basket that can now take 250kg of load, 30kg more than the two-wheel drive counterpart.
Apart from zero emissions, another big benefit is reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). Customers can expect a 50% reduction in maintenance costs compared with the internal combustion version.
With a working height of 16m and 18m respectively, the 160 ATJe and 180 ATJe see their capacity increased by 50kg, with a basket that can take a total weight of 250kg. The 160 ATJ+ e, the biggest platform in the range, comes with a 400kg capacity.
With these new products, Arnaud Boyer, vice president of Marketing & Product Development, says Manitou is the first manufacturer to have a range of 100% electric rough-terrain platforms from 16m to 20m.
According to Boyer: “The acceleration of our electric development allows us to now offer low-emission solutions across our platform ranges, as well as on our telehandlers. We will continue to extend this energy to other ranges in accordance with the objectives of our CSR roadmap.”
“The new electric MEWPs are testimony to our low carbon trajectory. By 2040, 43% of our offering should be lower emission machines – either electric or hydrogen powered,” added Michel Denis, president & CEO of Manitou Group.