Telescopic handler

Manitou to launch world's largest telescopic handler at this year's Electra Mining Africa

As the world leader on rough-terrain machinery and in material handling equipment, Manitou Southern Africa will be returning to Electra Mining Africa this year to launch three new flameproof mining machines and introduce the world's largest telehandler - the MHT 14350S - to the mining industry at its stands OS 1, C 13 and C 16 at Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg, from 15 - 19 September 2014.

Manitou MHT 14350S being launched at the exhibition is the world's
largest telehandler available on the market

Electra Mining Africa is southern Africa's largest mining, industry, machine tools and electric trade show, attracting over 38 000 visitors, and is a great platform for Manitou to once again showcase its latest innovations in flameproof vehicle technology adapted for African mining environments as well as the impressive MHT 14350S.

"With a maximum lift capacity of 40 tons, the Manitou MHT 14350S that will be launched at the exhibition will be the world's largest telehandler available on the market," says Lindsay Shankland, Managing Director, Manitou Southern Africa.

The model features advanced usability improvements with a 7.2 litre Mercedes-Benz engine and caters for the growing heavy-industrial market and, in South Africa specifically, for the handling of conveyor belt reels, tyre assemblies, wheel motors, etc. in the mining sector.

In addition to advancing the lift capacities of mobile material handling equipment, Manitou will launch three new flameproof mining machines to its expansive range of mining equipment: the Manitou Scaler, Roof Bolter and ManiTrax Tow Tractor.

Manitou Scaler: enables operators to scale hard and soft rock from secure areas on its seven metre, 180° rotational turret, either from within its fully-enclosed cab, or from up to 20 metres away via remote control for maximum safety. The scaler, traditionally a telehandler attachment, can be fitted with several attachment variations itself, and has secondary functions such as pipe and cylinder fitment, mesh erection and the destruction of large rocks.

Manitou Roof Bolter: an automated drill and bolt rig that offers manoeuvrability and performance in confined soft and hard rock hanging walls as low as 1.8 metres. The Roof Bolter, a permanent fixture to the Manitou MT-X 742 Telescopic Handler, consists of a single rotating carousel head, which carries six roof bolts, and enables drilling, automatic epoxy injection and bolting functions in a single procedure. Apart from enhancing bolting capabilities, the multi-function carousel offers massive cost-savings for customers.

Manitou Roof Bolter is an automated drill and bolt rig that offers manoeuvrability and performance in confined soft and hard rock hanging walls as low as 1.8 metres.

ManiTrax Tow Tractor: a utility vehicle used for hauling, towing and transporting purposes in mining applications. Manitou has designed this tow tractor with full four-wheel crab steering functionality for maximum manoeuvrability - ideal for underground, confined spaces. Unlike other hauling vehicles, the ManiTrax positions its operators forward in the carriage for maximum visibility, and thus safety.

ManiTrax Tow Tractor is used for hauling, towing and transporting purposes in mining applications.

"Manitou's recent drive to supply flameproof technology has become the pacesetter in a new movement towards guaranteed operator safety in explosive gas and dust, and fiery coal environments," comments Shankland.

If you are facing an application-specific mining problem, come chat to Manitou's technical team at the stands and see how they can tailor-make solution for your unique requirements. "Our ability to customise Manitou machinery to address specific African mining issues is part of Manitou Southern Africa's unique innovation and adaptability offering that sets us apart from our competitors," adds Shankland.

Manitou founder, Marcel Braud, will be present to witness its South African subsidiary's innovative adaptations on the renowned material handling equipment.

Catch Manitou's latest innovations, as well as its Gehl Track Loader, Rough Terrain Forklift, Conventional Forklift, Articulated Platform and a range of Telehandler attachments at Electra Mining Africa 2014 at its stands OS 1: C13 and C16 at Nasrec Expo Centre from 15 - 19 September 2014.

Material handling equipment from Manitou is available throughout South Africa, including: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West Province, Mpumalanga, Northern, Western Cape and Eastern Cape

Manitou also has dealers in Africa, including: Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi and Kenya.