The MHT 1490 is a telescopic handler with a lifting capacity of up to 9 tonnes, being particularly well-suited to the extractive and public works sectors. It comes equipped with a three-section boom as well as outriggers for excellent offset and height (6 tonnes at 14 m). The frame levelling system allows for optimal stability during tire-based maneuvers.
Equally at ease on uneven ground, the MHT 1490 is an all-terrain machine with 4 driven and steered wheels. A hydrostatic transmission powers its precision and smooth approaches to loads and can be made even more versatile thanks to the wide number of compatible attachments available.
Manitou's all-terrain machines have extra ground clearance to overcome any obstacles in their path (such as potholes or uneven pavement) and keep moving forward when faced with uneven ground conditions. Additionally the 4-wheel drive and large tires provide all the traction you need to move loads over soft or difficult terrain (such as mud, sand, grass, gravel, etc.). Our engineers have developed equipment with optimized torque for significant tractive force while maintaining an excellent weight/power ratio, balanced weight distribution for each axle and low ground pressure.
Manitou has a strong tradition of developing machines that can handle multiple tasks: one look at the specs sheet will tell you everything you need to know about how versatile our equipment truly is. And this mindset is even evident in our name, which comes from a combination of the French words 'manie' (handling) and 'tout' (everything). Ever since Marcel Braud invented the all-terrain masted forklift truck, Manitou has been able to develop more uses for its machines by simply taking a base machine and adding an attachment to the mast or telescopic boom. The same basic principle applies to our work platforms, mounted forklifts and stackers as well. We design them, you find new uses for them.
Smoothness & Precision
Some sectors require smoothness and precision when approaching loads; occasionally caution is required or a load needs moving from a tight space as well. Certain Manitou machines come equipped with power steering, sharp turning radii, inching pedals and/or hydrostatic transmissions to make approaching loads as smooth as possible for you.
4 Wheel Drive & 3 Steering Modes
All Manitou machines that come equipped with 4-wheel drive are true all-terrain vehicles. Combined with a generous ground clearance, they allow you to get out of all manner of sticky maneuvering situations and keep performance levels high.
Certain areas of activity, trade or production methods (2x8, 3x8, etc.) require heavy-duty equipment. Users need to have access to reliable, robust and durable equipment with adapted load and height capacities. Our heavy-duty lines of machines meet all of these criteria whilst providing you with optimum operational conditions.
Joystick Switch & Move (JSM)
Manitou Joystick Switch & Move (JSM) controls are standard issue for the MLT, MT and MHT lines. This joystick means you can control the whole of boom movements and machine drive forward and backward movements with one hand, leaving you free to keep the other on the steering wheel at all times for improved efficiency. The joystick itself is easier to operate than traditional models, with your hand coming to rest on top.
Load Sensing Ultra (LSU)
The proud result of Manitou's vast experience and expertise, the Load Sensing Ultra (LSU) system is a hydraulic system made up of a variable flow pump which provides the flow and/or pressure required for any given application. This system gives you smooth, uniform simultaneous movements, as well as optimized speeds based on the load being handled.
Comfort is not a luxury, it's your right: if you spend long hours working in front of the controls of a handling machine, then you know how the simple matter of adjusting your seat, controls or even your posture can be crucial in the long run. Manitou has endeavored to accommodate all shapes and sizes in oftentimes extreme working conditions with its designs. And whether this is in the form of anti-shock seats, adjustable controls, options such as air con/heating or even more sophisticated models such as pressured driver's cabs for dusty environments, we have standardized and optional solutions for each of your needs.