Marshalls, the UK's leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products, has recently taken delivery of the highest capacity telescopic handler in the Manitou range, the MHT10160, supplied by Hessle.
The machine has gone into service at their natural stone division near Halifax in West Yorkshire, performing a multitude of handling duties in the quarry and at the saw sheds.
David Smith, Operations Manager, explained that this machine has replaced 2 machines, a Cat 980 loading shovel with forks and a SVETRUC 16 ton capacity industrial forklift, which was the prime mover around the stock yard.
The Manitou has the ability to travel on rough terrain and therefore down to the quarry bottom and bring blocks up, but is still compact enough to manoeuvre around the yard.
The obvious cost saving is just the start of the advantages to running the Manitou. One other advantage is the stability of the machine, the Manitou, with its low height therefore lower centre of gravity compared to a loading shovel, is more stable, whilst still maintaining good ground clearance.
If you would like any further information on the Manitou MHT range, call our sales office on 0870 77 77 091.