Manitou introduced the MLT 1040 agriculture/multi-purpose telescopic loader to the North American market.
With a maximum capacity of 8,800 lbs. (4,000 kg) and a maximum lift height of 31 ft. 6 in. (9.60 m), this machine has the highest lift height and longest maximum reach, 21 ft. 6 in. (6.55 m), of the current Manitou MLT agricultural telescopic loader line. Powered by a 137 hp (102 kW) Tier IV-certified, John Deere diesel engine, the MLT 1040 is fully-loaded with the right power and torque to complete large jobs.
The M-Shift Gearbox (Powershift) provides smooth gear changes in all situations with minimum torque interruption. The operator is in charge, choosing from automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the gearshift program adapts to the application, determining the optimal gear for operation. In manual mode, the operator chooses the gear by selecting buttons on the joystick switch and move (JSM) control. The torque converter lock-up function provides over 13.3 mph (23 kmh) in fourth gear and 23.6 mph (38 kmh) in fifth gear. This lock-up system improves efficiency, increases tractive effort and reduces fuel consumption, according to the manufacturer.
The MLT 1040 is designed with a three section full-power boom, creating a more compact structure with no need for chains. Thin-walled, high quality steel results in a stronger overall design with increased loading capabilities. A reduction in overall weight of the internal components increases lifting capacities with a minimal increase in machine size.
Comfort is standard for operators spending much of their day in the cab of a machine. The MLT 1040 features a fully enclosed cab with heat, defrost and air conditioning, and a deluxe, adjustable suspension seat. For greater operator efficiency, switches and controls are grouped according to function. Drive, boom and hydraulic functions are all controlled by the joystick switch and move (JSM) control, leaving the other hand free to operate the steering wheel. A highly-visible dashboard displays the hour meter, speed, travel direction, engine temperature and maintenance reminders. Maximize the operator experience with sound levels as low as 76 dB inside the cab.
The MLT 1040 agriculture/multi-purpose telescopic loader's true value comes in its versatility. The hydraulic locking system and easy connect system provide fast attachment changes without leaving the operator's seat. Auxiliary hydraulics also are standard, offering up to 47.6 gpm (180 Lpm) of flow to power even the most demanding attachments. A wide variety of approved attachments include buckets, grapples, forks, carriages, bale handlers, hay handlers and more.
Smooth operation when lowering and extending the boom is made possible by cushioned stops on the lift cylinders. The MLT 1040 comes with comfort ride control (CRC) boom suspension system minimizes the loss of material when traveling. Plus the MLT 1040 is the only MLT machine offered in North America with frame leveling, plus or minus 7 degrees, to perform with ease on uneven surfaces, according to the manufacturer.
Extra attention was paid to serviceability for the MLT 1040 telescopic loader. A large engine cover is hinged and equipped with gas springs to assist in the lifting and holding in place during servicing. Batteries and other daily maintenance points are easily accessible through the large engine cover. Like the other models in the MLT Series line, the auto-reversing fan is standard for the MLT 1040, to keep the engine free of debris during operation, reducing the chance of overheating. Centralized grease fittings make regular axle lubrication easy.
“Adding the all-new MLT 1040 to our MLT line-up will offer a higher maximum lift height and longer forward reach to those looking for an increased working range,” said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of Manitou Telescopic Handlers. “The MLT 1040 is built similar to the MLT 840-137 horsepower, however this machine features a 3-Section full power boom, and is the only MLT machine offered with frame leveling plus or minus 7 degrees.”
For more information, visit www.manitou.com.