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MT 10044 telescopic handler
MT 10044 telescopic handler
March 14, 2013 3:10 PM CDT

Two new models to the MT Series of telescopic handlers

Telehandlers to watch


Manitou has added the models MT 10044 and MT 12042 construction telescopic handlers to its MT Series line-up for North American markets. The MT 10044 telescopic handler has a rated lift capacity of 10,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of four feet. The MT 12042 boasts a rated lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of 42 feet.

The booms of the models MT 10044 and MT 12042 telescopic handlers have a welded box-section design, which means it is stronger than the booms in comparable competitive models. Maximum operating capacity is achieved with optional outriggers on the MT 12042 for added stability.

The patented Personnel Work Platform (PWP) Safety System is available as an option on both models. The system allows the use of an ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-compliant personnel work platform, commonly used by framers, roofers and siding contractors. The PWP System adds versatility, making many jobs almost as easy as working at ground level.

A rear axle stabilizer system improves stability by locking the rear axle in position whenever the boom is raised more than 60 degrees, if the parking brake is applied, or if the PWP System is activated.

Other design features include a heavy-duty frame with reinforced C-channels, internal wet disc brakes for better stopping ability and longer life, and a SAHR (Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Release) parking brake, which automatically applies the parking brake when the engine is shut off, or manually by pressing a rocker switch.

The ROPS/FOPS canopy and cab include pilot-assisted controls that are easy to reach and easy to operate, allowing the operator to perform precise placements and increase productivity. The view from the cab is a full 360 degrees.

For applications that require operator protection from the weather, these units can be equipped with the optional glass-enclosed cab with heater/defroster. And, a transmission de-clutch feature is standard and an additional work light package and suspension seat are optional.

The MT 10044 and MT 12042 telescopic handlers are powered by Interim Tier IV-compliant turbocharged diesel engines with 115 horsepower. Both models are equipped with a four-speed power-shift transmission, three steering modes and a quick carriage release tool-mounting system. For more information, visit

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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