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Manitou v JCB artic

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Down farmer, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Down farmer

    Down farmer New Member

    Location:
    Moira co down
    Anyone with experience with manitou s latest artic telescopic loader 533 as opposed to JCB s 320s TIA
     
  2. BK741

    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
     
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  3. Alistair Nelson

    Location:
    E Yorks
    Will be able to tell you more our new manitou Mla coming later this week certainly a big step forward from the old one.
     
  4. James

    James Member

    Location:
    Comber, Down
    Not personally but a neighbour tried both when replacing a schaffer. They bought the jcb.
     
  5. Down farmer

    Down farmer New Member

    Location:
    Moira co down
    So nobody with their experience of the manitou with the Vario ?
     
  6. James

    James Member

    Location:
    Comber, Down
    There isn't that many out yet. Ring northern lift trucks and they'll likely put you in touch with the ones that they have out.
     
  7. Orionn4444

    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.
     
  8. traineefarmer

    traineefarmer Member

    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.
     
  9. traineefarmer

    traineefarmer Member

    Location:
    Mid Norfolk
    Oh, and it's British, like your customers.
     
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