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Manitou launches tree saw for its MRT rotating telehandler lineup

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(Photo: Manitou)
(Photo: Manitou)

Manitou launched a new Woodcracker tree saw with a grapple configuration for its rotating telehandler product line designed to improve performance and productivity in tree and limb removal operations.

The Woodcracker tree saw with grapple is compatible with three Manitou rotating telehandlers — the MRT 2260, MRT 2660 and MRT 3060 Vision+. When matched with the MRT 3060 Vision+, operators can reach heights of more than 98 feet and outreach to more than 84 feet. The maximum lifting capacity for the MRT with the tree saw attachment is 8,000 lbs.

The saw is capable of cutting tree branches and trunks up to 29 inches in diameter and can also be matched with the Manitou rotating telehandler remote control to give the operator additional flexibility.

“The off-road capabilities, 360-degree rotation and the excellent reach of these rotating telehandlers make this an extremely versatile solution for municipalities, public works departments and tree removal contractors regularly faced with challenging tree and limb removal jobs,” said Steve Kiskunas, telescopic handler product manager, Manitou. “It delivers the ability to remove and place large and heavy tree limbs while maintaining excellent control of the load. This simplifies the work, helps keep the operator and other workers out of the fall zone, and gives the operator the ability to perform the work from the most advantageous vantage point when equipped with the remote control.”

Each Manitou MRT rotating telehandler equipped with the tree saw will include a specialized forestry package with a windshield guard, boom covers and guards, hydraulic and electrical system covers and a second return-to-tank line.

“This new tree saw with grapple configuration delivers excellent heavy-duty performance for a specialized application while still delivering a broad range of capabilities as a three-in-one machine — telescopic handler, jib and aerial work platform,” added Kiskunas. “This type of versatility can really be an asset in smart fleet building and management.”

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