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JCB WINS COURT INJUNCTION!

JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou which orders the company to stop producing telehandlers featuring a patented JCB productivity device. The ruling by the Judge at Court of the First Instance in Paris means that the company, based near Nantes, cannot manufacture, sell or lease telescopic handlers equipped with the patented feature. “We invest many millions of pounds in developing and patenting innovative and sophisticated engineering solutions which benefit our customers all over the world,” says JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald. “We will not…

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Manitou Dealer Network!

Manitou UK is pleased to announce a number of new dealer appointments as part of its constant review of the dealer network. Chandlers Farm Equipment Ltd is a well-established Massey Fergusson and Fendt dealer. The company will take on the Manitou Agricultural product range at its Belton, Horncastle, Spilsby, Holbeach and Barnack branches to serve customers throughout Lincolnshire. The Lutterworth and Shefford branches will not take Manitou at this time. “Manitou is delighted to announce the appointment of Chandlers Farm Equipment. This highly professional dealership is well placed to service…

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Manitou Awarded for Innovation

The Manitou group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, earned the “Equipment and Material” prize in the “Components and Attachments” category at the “Intermat Innovation Awards.” This distinction recognises the group for its patented machine stabilisation system for the MRT 2470 and MRT 3050 models. The prizes were handed out at the pre-Intermat event in Paris. A pioneer in the market of rotating telescopic forklifts, the Manitou group, a leader for several decades in this sector, saw great success since launching the MRT 2470 and MRT 3050 models. Presented in…

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Bare necessities

Balloo Hire are one of the largest plant, tool, site accommodation and equipment hire companies in Northern Ireland and their expertise in the plant hire sector goes back over three decades since the formation of the company. Manitou construction telehandlers have been a popular mainstay of their hire fleet over many years and therefore it was a natural progression in the latter part of 2015 to order Manitou Access Platforms. Twelve ATJ rough terrain articulated platforms have been purchased by Balloo Hire with a mix of the three models, the…

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Manitou jets ahead

When the Engineering Department of Thomas Cook Airlines based at London Gatwick were looking to source a totally flexible machine for operational usage in handling aircraft components and assisting in the removal of damaged parts on the airplane. Manitou was the natural choice and the MRT 2540 Rotary Telescopic was selected as a truly multi- purpose machine which is equipped with a 3 metre fixed access platform with a 600kg capacity plus 3 persons. A winch is attached to the frame of the platform allowing up to 300kg capacity on…

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