Manitou adds smaller model to pivot-steer telehandler range

Manitou has unveiled a second pivot-steer loader to join the 143hp MLA-T 533 launched in the UK last year.

But, rather than starting from scratch, the French maker has simply redressed a machine previously branded in the colours of sister firm Gehl.

The 516-75 H model is the smaller of Manitou’s two-strong telescopic pivot range, coming with a 74hp, 3.6-litre Deutz engine that runs through a two-speed hydrostatic transmission as standard. This tops out at 20kph, but buyers can upgrade to a 30kph package that gets an extra speed range, should they want to do much road work.

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The 5.5t machine has a lift capacity of 1,846kg and will reach to roughly 5m high. Standard hydraulics are tuned to deliver 70 litres/min, but can be increased to 114 litres/min with the high-flow pump option.

The company has followed a similar rebranding exercise with the South-Dakota-built Mustang skid-steer range. Its 2700V model runs a 72hp Yanmar engine and offers a 3.3m lift height, 1,225kg capacity and top speed of 19kph with the optional two-speed gearbox.

Manitou 516-75 H

  • Engine 3.6-lite Deutz
  • Power 74hp
  • Transmission Two-speed hydrostatic
  • Top speed 20kph
  • Turning circle 8,060mm
  • Max lift capacity 1,846kg
  • Max lift height 5,036mm
  • Hydraulics 70 litres/min