Manitou v JCB artic

BK741

Member
Not as an operator but we have sold one. The new MLA is a big improvement over the old MLA 628. Deutz engine 4.2 l 145 Hp larger engine than in the Mlt. It has adblue and dpf. Access is tight but only had to service it so far. The transmission is made by rexroth and is a cvt type the same as fitted to Libeherr shovels. Is good on the road and round the yard but lacks smoothness when edging up to things like a Tc transmission.
Hyds are quick and powerful. Boom seams well built.
Cab is ok uses manitou jsm joystick mounted on the armrest. The dashboard is a joke too small to see and use
 

Orionn4444

Member
I'd vote for jcb...enjoy driving them, also despise manitous which helps in the decision making.

JCB has a far longer lineage of production and there for (hopefully) customer feed back to work with to improve the machine, I've never heard of any major issues with them other than wear and tear.
 

traineefarmer

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Location
Mid Norfolk
JCB all the way. The manitou looks a well made machine but the ground clearance is poor the front of the boom is excessively tall and engine access is shocking. A good machine let down by the details.
 

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