27 November 2018, 13:33
Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain material handling, is taking part in Pollutec, the international trade show for environmental and energy equipment, technologies and services. To enable professionals to enjoy the benefits of productive machines while ensuring optimal working conditions, the group is presenting its REDUCE program at its booth. Two dedicated machines are also on display.
The REDUCE program, a creator of value for users
Manitou group's machines are used by 500,000 people every day. The REDUCE platform, which is being displayed at the booth during the show, enables use of machines to be optimized through risk prevention, improved productivity, and better environmental protection (impact linked to fuels and consumables). Three components of the program are available to achieve this objective of creating value:
REDUCE Risks offers users advice on getting started, using, and maintaining their machine. This section provides a great deal of valuable information about each machine, allowing for better use and greater safety of property and operators. There are various tools available: prevention posters, maintenance documents, operating instructions, and a media library of 300 videos explaining how to start and maintain a machine, mount attachments, use technologies, etc.
REDUCE Fuel allows you to compare the fuel consumption of two machines in the same range (including competitor machines) according to the Manitou protocol, on which the future European standard is essentially based. When the platform was updated last June, the calculator was optimized and new machines added.
REDUCE TCO informs users of the breakdown of costs over the entire life cycle of the machine so that they can choose the model that matches their requirements. Numerous criteria are taken into account to give the cost per hour, including fuel consumption, maintenance, insurance and resale value of the machine.
“We have established a position as a provider of global solutions with running costs that are among the lowest on the market, says Aude Brezac, Manitou group’s Sustainable Development Manager. This means we are able to respond to the challenges of professionals in the environmental and energy sector wishing to improve their productivity while providing maximum safety for their operators. Our REDUCE program and our service offerings help our customers to optimize use of their machines and gain a better understanding of our products. This ensures greater safety and reduces their total cost of ownership”.
For all of its machines, the Manitou group offers associated services, which are featured at the show: maintenance contracts, financing offers, extended warranties, original spare parts, and the Easy Manager connected solution. By taking advantage of these offers, professionals in the field of material recycling, cleaning, water treatment, and renewable energies can concentrate on their activity, optimize use of their equipment, and thus increase their productivity.
Lastly, two machines designed for professionals in the environmental sector are exhibited at the booth. The ME 430 forklift is one of 14 products in the range of electric trucks offered with 3 or 4 wheel drive. This machine is ideal for handling and transporting pallet boxes containing waste electronic and electrical equipment and other materials to be recycled, and has a load capacity ranging from 1.5 to 5 tonnes, for a maximum lifting height of up to 6.5 meters.
The second model on display is the MLT 741, a telehandler from the NewAg agricultural range. This model offers many innovations, particularly in the cabin, one of the quietest on the market, with 73 dB. Visibility is optimized with a patented roof protection frame with angled slats and a side camera. Finally, Easy Step access makes it easier and safer for the operator to get in and out of the driving seat. This machine is perfectly suited for bulk handling on recycling sites.
Meet the Manitou group at the show Stand E174 Hall 3.
Source: Manitou Group