In recent years, the global focus on environmental sustainability has led to a growing demand for innovative solutions in various sectors. Manitou, a leading provider of material handling and lifting equipment, has stepped up to the challenge by introducing a range of smart equipment designed to address environmental concerns. This article explores Manitou’s range of products, including telehandlers, industrial forklifts, and aerial work platforms, and recommends their applications in key environmental business sectors.
Every day you need to transport and handle, on industrial floors and off-road, in confined spaces, in dusty or dangerous environments; large volumes of waste. Your bulky or packaged materials with densities from 300 to 1800 kg/m³, bulk or packaged, are varied. Your sustained pace requires a secure handling solution with optimum comfort for your operators and total control over your working environment. Manitou offers a comprehensive range of telehandlers and attachments tailored for efficient waste management across various materials. From loading and handling paper, glass, and industrial waste to recycling plastic, tires, and wood, you can choose, within our range, the machine that best suits your business: masted forklift trucks from 1.5 to 7 t, telehandlers from small to large capacity 2.5 to 22.5 t, such as MLT-X, MHT-X, MRT-X and their specialized attachments and options: buckets, clamps, grapples, rotators, onboard weighing…, cater to diverse waste processing needs. The equipment is designed for tasks like shredding, handling hazardous waste, baling, landfill operations, and even the demolition of buildings. Occupancy sensors placed in the seat, pressurized cabins, safety stability devices, rearview cameras, recognition of attachments… so many options and standard features that ensure productivity, safety, and reliability in waste handling and recycling operations.
During the construction and maintenance of your infrastructure, tasks involve working at various heights, handling materials, storage, and disposal. Minimizing downtime is crucial, and daily cleaning of facilities is a necessity. Our multipurpose telehandlers can enhance versatility with specific attachments like platforms, jibs, sweepers, and pickers, ensuring quick and easy setup to streamline your operations.
• For storage, transportation of parts, and water treatment plant maintenance, consider Manitou MT-X/MRT-X or electric industrial forklifts.
• When upgrading pipelines, use MT-X 625/MHT-X/MRT-X telehandlers or MSI/MI forklifts with a free lift mast for handling pipes on pallets or very long pipes, along with storage tanks. MSI or MT-X rough terrain machines facilitate material handling, and a side shift carriage ensures precise placement.
• Dealing with high-density silt from wastewater treatment plants in restricted areas requires machinery with tight turning circles. Choose Manitou MLT-X equipped with gripped tires and a reinforced bucket CBR to lift and place loads without sliding. For confined spaces, opt for a compact loader.
Professionals in renewable energy demand robust equipment for the diverse tasks involved in constructing and maintaining infrastructure, such as solar power plants, wind farms, geothermal plants, and hydroelectric plants. Tasks in biogas and biomass, such as loading and filling shredders, hoppers, and articulated lorries, are intensive and repetitive, necessitating precision and reliability for loading and unloading bulk products. From initial construction to everyday maintenance and solar installation cleaning, managing intervention heights, and handling bulky loads are daily challenges.
• Biogas, often associated with agricultural activities, requires handling various waste inputs like maize silage, bio waste, manure, or green waste. Manitou offers reliable and versatile MLT-X telehandlers with a range of attachments, including an onboard high-pressure cleaner, handling jib, and forks, optimizing operations such as loading silos and feeding hoppers.
• Biomass, sourced from fuelwood, pellets, and straw, represents developing energy alternatives. Manitou MLT, equipped with a spark arrestor for safe operation, includes options like return piping to the hydraulic oil tank, enabling the use of attachments like high-pressure cleaners and collector sweeper brushes for loading, storing, and feeding biomass boilers.
• Solar energy applications, including fixing or cleaning panels and setting up solar power plant infrastructure, require aerial work platforms (AWP) ranging from 8m to 28m of working height and MT/MRTs with platform attachments. To enhance platform operations, features like electrical connections, water intake, and compressed air can be added. For installing heavy structural paneling, opt for MHT-X with specific attachments tailored to your needs.
Day-to-day cleaning operations, such as window cleaning, bridge inspection, cleaning production sites, and landscape maintenance, are streamlined with aerial work platforms and rotating telehandlers. These machines, equipped with remote controls and high-pressure cleaners or 3D systems in negative mode for operations under bridges, along with collector sweeper brush attachments, make cleaning tasks more efficient.
Avoiding production downtime is a main priority. You need a quick response. Thanks to aerial work platforms and rotating telehandlers, you will reduce response time and maintain productivity.
By delving into the specific features and applications of each product, businesses can make informed decisions to enhance their environmental sustainability efforts. Manitou’s commitment to innovation and eco-friendly solutions positions its equipment as a valuable asset in the pursuit of a greener future. Contact our team at Mayon Machinery for advice on the machines best suited to your business needs for environment solutions across waste management, water treatment, renewable energy, cleaning, and industrial maintenance.