Australian rental company Coates Hire has taken delivery of 10 new 45ft Manitou 160ATJ+ articulated boom lifts, with a further 31 Manitou boom lifts on order.
The 160ATJ+ features a dual sigma type riser, telescopic boom and articulating jib, along with a large basket, an unusually high unrestricted platform capacity of 400kg or three people, their tools and equipment, with a maximum outreach is 8.9 metres. The new additions will take Coates Manitou boom lift fleet up to more than 80 units.
Daniel Goodfellow, category manager for Coates Hire said: “Manitou is a great brand and there is a great market acceptance here in Australia as being rough and ready and pretty robust product. Our customers like the units and for us they are a good fix, so it has been a really successful relationship that we want to see continue.”
“We have only dabbled with the Manitou Access product over the last 18 months, mainly the booms and some of the smaller products, but I would say the 160ATJ+ is a successful product in the access range. It is really starting to kick some goals for us. We are a big island larger in size than Europe, with wide open spaces creating some logistical issues, but the product seems to tackle that landscape pretty well. “
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