Manitou, a leader in all-terrain material handling, is pleased to introduce the all-new MLT 1040 agriculture/multipurpose telescopic loader to the North American market. With a maximum capacity of 8,800 pounds (4,000 kg) and a maximum lift height of 31 feet 6 inches (9.60 m), this machine has the highest lift height and longest maximum reach, 21 feet 6 inches (6.55 m), of the current Manitou MLT agricultural telescopic loader line. Powered by a 137 hp (102 kW) Tier 4-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 km/hr) in fourth gear and 23.6 mph (38 km/hr) in fifth gear. This lock-up system improves efficiency, increases tractive effort and reduces fuel consumption.

The all-new MLT 1040 is designed with a patented 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 exceptional loading capabilities. A reduction in overall weight of the internal components increases lifting capacities with a minimal increase in machine size.

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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 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/multipurpose 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 are also standard, offering up to 47.6 gpm 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. This all-new 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.

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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.

About Manitou Group
Manitou Group is a world leader in all‐terrain material‐handling, designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and the industries. The group product ranges encompass: telehandlers, all‐terrain, semi‐industrial and industrial masted forklifts, skid-steers, track loaders, articulated loaders, access platforms, truck‐mounted forklifts, warehousing equipment and attachments. Through its core brands, Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang, together with its international network of 1,400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions delivering highest value for its customers. 

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