A focus on Manitou’s MLT 850-145 V+ Telehandler
14th August 2023
Manitou Group, the worldwide reference in handling, aerial lift platforms and earthmoving sectors, launched the new MLT 850-145 V+ Telehandler earlier this year previewing for the first time at LAMMA back in January.
The MLT 850-145 V+ telehandler is the fourth model in the NewAg XL range, following the launch of the MLT 841, 1041 and 961. With a load capacity of 5 tons and a working height of 7.6 meters, this new model completes the existing range to meet the needs of large farms and cooperatives, but also the food industry and the recycling sector. Designed for very intensive use, in particular the loading of bulk cargo, cereals, wood chips and silage, the MLT 850 is also perfect for handling straw bales and big bags.
Effortless comfort: The trademark of the NewAg XL range
Placing innovation at the heart of its strategy, the user can now steer the machine effortlessly using a mini-joystick in order to reduce fatigue and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders linked to repetitive steering wheel use. This is a major step forward in terms of ergonomics and productivity in the telehandler market.
In order to provide its users with the ultimate in comfort, Manitou Group has followed the requirements of the NewAg XL range with a cab that is spacious yet quiet thanks to excellent sound insulation, which limits the noise level to just 69 dBA. The cab has also been raised compared to the lower capacity NewAg XL models to maximize 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. To facilitate access to the cab, the two Easy-step steps combined with the under-door lighting make 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), which automatically adjusts the required engine speed to the hydraulic movements controlled via the JSM. This reduces fuel consumption and operator fatigue.
Performance and enhanced productivity
With a 5-ton capacity, high-capacity attachments and a high hydraulic working speed, the MLT 850 offers the best work rate in its class (+18% compared to the competition, i.e. 2 more semi trailers loaded per hour). This model offers more than 600 Nm of torque, with a pull force of more than 9,160 daN, combined with a high-capacity tank, the user can work with the best flow rate all day long without interruption. To optimise efficiency, the HighView camera installed on the boom head makes it possible to monitor the trailer fill level directly from the cab +10% productivity). The M-Vario Plus continuous variable transmission allows the machine’s behavior to be adjusted to suit every need, thanks to the comfort and dynamic modes.
Arnaud Sochas, marketing innovation manager, says: “As a result of all of these innovations, the MLT 850 offers the lowest total cost of ownership in its class, 8% lower than the competition.”
To achieve such a reduction in TCO, Manitou Group equips the MLT 850 with Stop & Start as standard. This function reduces fuel consumption and therefore noise emissions by switching off the engine when the machine is at a standstill, without the operator needing to do anything (automatic restart). The hour meter is therefore based on actual hours worked, thus spacing out maintenance with an oil change every 1,000 hours, and increasing the machine’s residual value.