Manitou is launching two new models of rough terrain forklifts for the rental industry: the all-new M30-4 and M40-4. Both models feature four-wheel drive with 24-inch rough terrain tires with two options for easy and confident operation on all surfaces.
“These new rough terrain forklifts are purpose-built for success in the rental industry, with a focus on premium Manitou quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO),” says Brian Rabe, product marketing and training manager, Manitou. “They are extremely easy to operate and easy to service, easy to transport — all while delivering an overall operator experience that will ensure high utilization and rentability.”
The all-new M30-4 and M40-4 feature critical operating capacities including:
- Rated operating capacities of 6,063 pounds (M30-4) and 8,179 pounds (M40-4).
- A 42-degree forward tilt angle.
- A shorter width and length for greater maneuverability.
- Shorter turning radii.
- Ground clearances of 15.5 inches (M30-4) and 16 inches (M40-4).
Two mast options are available on each machine: a full visibility duplex (FVD) mast with an extended mast height of 18 feet, and a full visibility triplex (FVT) mast with an extended mast height of 26 feet. Both feature sideshift capabilities and tilting performance of 38 degrees forward and 12 degrees back (M30-4) and 42 degrees forward and 12 degrees back (M40-4).
“The capacities of these machines will go toe-to-toe with anyone, and each of these units have a considerable advantage in comfort and operation in a more confined footprint — making it more practical to rent in a broader range of applications,” said Rabe.
Base models feature an open cab with ROPS and no glass — built for simplicity and lower TCO, especially in warm weather regions. Additional options for the M30-4 and M40-4 include a semi-enclosed cab and door kit, a heating system, cold weather operating packages, lighting packages, and a Bluetooth radio setup.