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20 June 2014

Defence receives multi role handlers

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These heavy duty telescopic handlers are going to be utilised on the RAN's new LHD Amphibious Assault ships. The Manitou MHT780 units were chosen due to their multi role capability and will be used in a wide array of operations including general ship maintenance, container handling, landing supplies on beach heads, towing of water craft and earthmoving duties.

This is just a selection of actual roes that the Manitou telehandlers may be engaged in. In fact the units were ordered with a wide array of attachments and options to allow for these and other duties to be performed on demand without any major configuration changes. Some of these features include side shifting fork positioner, jib bucket and work platform.

They have also been fitted with a high level of flame proofing, front and rear air brakes and 3B6 load handling system to ensure they meet recommended safety requirements with their operations.

The Australian Army is also presently trialling 3 of Manitou's MHT780 units to assess the improvements in operation handling efficiencies that they expect to achieve with their multi role capabilities.

For further information on the Manitou MHT780 model, contact us today.

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