Manitou’s all-new MTA series of construction telehandlers have been named a 2023 Rental Editor’s Choice Award winner.

The 2023 Rental Editor’s Choice Award showcases products that solve problems, enhance efficiencies, lower total cost of ownership and allow rental companies to work smarter, not harder.

“We are excited to receive this award and see the benefits of our new series of MTA construction telehandlers in the rental industry,” said Steve Kiskunas, Manitou Group’s telehandler product manager. “We have done a great deal of updates to the new range, including industry-leading advancements for operator satisfaction, increased maximum lift performance, simplified operation and maintenance, and decreased total cost of ownership to drive-up utilization and profitability. The MTA line is made specifically for the North America market, and these telehandlers will be game changers for construction and equipment rental companies.”

There are five new MTA telehandlers in the range durably made in Yankton, South Dakota: The MTA 642, MTA 842, MTA 1055, MTA 1242 and MTA 1255. These new models hit industry sweet spots for maximum lifting capacities and lift heights, delivering operator and design characteristics that drive premium performance as well as a lower total cost of ownership.

The MTA telehandler range offers a new cab design, providing enhanced comfort and better visibility around the machine and on the attachment. Noise pollution is greatly reduced to 80 A-weighted decibels inside the cab. The driver’s station offers an intuitive dashboard that provides operating and maintenance alerts and the joystick switch and move allows fingertip control of every function.

These new models start at 74 horsepower on the MTA 642 with a 6,000-pound lift capacity and go up to the 127 horsepower on the MTA 1255, lifting a maximum of 12,000 pounds. The range will reach heights from 42 feet to 55 feet, 7 inches, with a long, robust high-strength steel boom to stage pallets of bricks and bulky loaders of lumber multiple stories up.

The upgraded stabilization system will save time on busy workdays, allowing for multiple movements at all boom levels to facilitate proper alignment of material. Plus, the automatic transmission and parking brake make for a seamless operator experience, even in rough terrain or difficult ground conditions.

Each MTA machine is compatible with a full line of telehandler attachments, including forks, buckets, truss booms and work platforms. Manitou’s connect machine service, EasyManager, makes fleet management simple and keeps total cost of ownership low. With EasyManager, it’s easy to share critical information between equipment owners, operators and technicians — all with the goal of minimizing downtime and helping equipment owners get ahead of service needs and potential equipment issues.

Job-tested, reliable and built for rental. When it comes to material handling on construction sites, stability, reach and power are a necessity — and the all-new MTA telehandlers bring it all.

Manitou North America is proud of these new machines and honored to be named a 2023 Rental Editor’s Choice Award winner.

Learn more about the MTA telehandlers here.