Manitou intros 4 aerial lifts to North America that meet new ANSI requirements

Manitou TJ 65+

After introducing a lineup of articulated aerial lifts to North America in 2018, Manitou is following up with 4 fashions of straight telescopic booms that might be rolling out to the market later this 12 months.

All the aerial work platforms, a few of which have been unveiled to the press October 9 on the firm’s North American headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin, meet new ANSI requirements scheduled to take impact December 10 in america. Manitou officers famous that the North American fashions have been offered in Europe for years and have been already ANSI-compliant while not having modifications earlier than coming to North America. Which means the lifts have automated load-sensing to forestall platforms from being overloaded, tilt sensing to forestall tip-over and different security options.

Manitou TJ 85

The 4 fashions of telescopic jibs – TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80 and TJ 85+ – are all geared up for tough terrain, characteristic 360-degree rotating turrets and a platform top vary of about 65 toes to 85 toes. Platform capacities vary from 500 to 900 kilos, with the plus fashions having increased capability.

The four-wheel-drive aerial lifts have three steering modes: two wheel drive, 4 wheel drive, and crab for working in tight areas. Tires are foam-filled, which meets ANSI requirements.

Manitou additionally designed the booms to be operated with 4 simultaneous actions from the management panel – drive, carry and swing left and proper – for shortly moving into place on the jobsite. The management panel is designed to be straightforward to make use of, and the hydraulic actions of the increase are easy and exact. Manitou added what it calls “Fixed Rotation Management,” which senses how far the increase is prolonged on the machine and slows swing velocity the farther out it’s.

The TJ sequence aerial lifts are geared up with entrance oscillating axles.

A entrance oscillating axle improves traction and ensures 4 wheels preserve floor contact on tough terrain and inclines. The undercarriage has 17 inches of floor clearance.

The lifts are powered by a 49.6-horsepower Kubota diesel engine. The bottom management panel, upon beginning, routinely conducts a self-diagnostic verify of the machine, and it gained’t begin if something is amiss and can let the operator or mechanic know what the problem is. The lifts additionally include Manitou’s Straightforward Supervisor telematics system.

The platform for the Manitou TJ 65+ has a capability of 900 kilos and holds as much as three folks.

The platforms have replaceable galvanized mesh flooring. Work trays alongside the rails can maintain instruments and different objects. Assembly the brand new ANSI requirements, the platforms have swing gates for entry and exit and an hooked up case to carry working manuals.

Manitou added an optionally available “Secure Man System” to the platform to guard staff. Ought to the carry hit an object with sufficient drive to trigger a employee to lurch ahead into the management panel, the machine will routinely shut down and flash a blue warning gentle to alert folks on the bottom.

An alternative choice for Manitou lifts is a welding package deal that features a generator hooked up to the machine with the wiring hooked up to the platform, and hoses are lined by fire-proof safety. The platforms even have electrical retailers for working energy instruments.

The lifts will be operated by distant management from the bottom, which helps when making ready the carry for transport. The controller attaches to the aspect or underneath the machine by magnet. And if wanted, the carry will be introduced down mechanically.

Right here’s a fast take a look at every of the brand new North American fashions:


TJ 65

Platform capability: 500 kilos unrestricted, holds as much as 2 folks

Platform top: 64 toes 10 inches

Horizontal attain: 57 toes 10 inches

Platform dimensions: 6’ 11” by 2’ 7”


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TJ 65+

Platform capability: 900 kilos unrestricted, holds as much as 3 folks

Platform top: 64 toes 9 inches

Horizontal attain: 58 toes 4 inches

Platform dimensions: 7’ 7” by 2’ 11”


TJ 80+

Platform capability: 900 kilos unrestricted, holds as much as 3 folks

Platform top: 78 toes 5 inches

Horizontal attain: 64 toes eight inches

Platform dimensions: 7’ 6” by 2’ 11”


Manitou TJ 85

TJ 85

Platform capability: 530 kilos unrestricted, 770 kilos restricted; holds as much as 3 folks (inside), 2 folks (outdoors)

Platform top: 84 toes 6 inches

Horizontal attain: 70 toes 4 inches

Platform dimensions: 7’ 7” by 2’ 11”