New telehandler extends reach

Manitou Group used the recent Eurotier International animal farming event to launch its new MLT 850-145 V+ telehandler.

This is the fourth in the NewAg XL range, which already includes the MLT 841, 1041 and 961.

Offering a lift capacity of 5 tonnes and a working height of 7.6 metres, the new model is said to be targeted at large farms and cooperatives – as well as the food industry and the recycling sector. The MLT 850 is ideal for loading bulk cargo, cereals, wood chips and silage, and is also perfect for handling straw bales and big bags.

With its 5-tonne capacity, high-capacity attachments and a high hydraulic working speed, the MLT 850 is said to offer the best work rate in its class – up to 18% more than its competition. The model offers more than 600Nm of torque, with a pull force of more than 9,160 daN (+20% compared to the competition).

The high movement speed provided by the 200 l/min LSU pump is complemented by a bucket breakout force of over 8,670 daN (+32% compared to the competition). To optimise efficiency, a HighView camera is installed on the boom head – making it possible to monitor the trailer fill level directly from the cab.

The M-Vario Plus continuous variable transmission, allows the machine to be adjusted to suit every need, using a choice of comfort or dynamic modes and maximising the output of the 141hp engine.

Taking design detail from existing NewAg XL range models, the cab is spacious and quiet with sound insulation. This limits the noise level to just 69dBA.

It is also positioned higher than the lower capacity NewAg XL models to maximise visibility. The large roof grille with its angled slats and the optional Safeview dual cameras complete these innovations for a 360° view around the machine on the dashboard display.

Access to the cabin is via the two ‘Easy-Step’ steps, combined with the under-door lighting makes getting in and out even safer, day or night. The MLT 850 NewAg XL also comes as standard with JSM Autopower (available with the M-Vario Plus transmission).

This automatically adjusts the required engine speed to the hydraulic movements controlled via the JSM, reducing fuel consumption and operator fatigue.

Manitou suggests that the latest innovations used for the MLT 850 offers the lowest total cost of ownership in its class, at 8% lower than the competition. Fuel consumption is said to be around 20% lower than the competition, which the company suggests a saving of around $10,000 over annual usage of 2,000 hours.

To help achieve a reduction in cost of ownership, the MLT 850 is fitted with Stop & Start as standard. This switches off the engine when the machine is at a standstill and restarts it as required. The hour meter is therefore based on actual hours worked, thus spacing out maintenance with an oil change every actual 1,000 hours and increasing the machine’s residual value.

An automatic lubrication system is available as an option.

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