Manitou | A breath of fresh air

Manitou | A breath of fresh air

The 200 ATJ E Oxygen – a new 100 per cent electric platform from Manitou – is now ready for delivery in the UK 

Whether it’s in construction or maintenance, the access platform remains the safest and most efficient way of working at height. In recent years, however, our highly populated and increasingly polluted areas towns and cities has increased the demand for emission-reducing products, and Manitou has the solution.

The ATJ 200 E Oxygen platform is the French manufacturer’s first 100 per cent electric all-terrain access model, and the first delivery of 200 ATJ E’s have arrived at Manitou UK ready for dispatch. Equipped with a 48-volt battery, the machine can achieve up to one full day of work without charge, even in adverse weather conditions. Indeed, this low-voltage battery is a key feature, ensuring technicians can service the machine without the need for specific certification.

With a weight of 7,200kg, and a length of 6m, it is also easily transported. Another motor located inside the turret drives a pump that provides hydraulic flow for all the platform movements. This model’s new features also give it an excellent ability to climb slopes of up to 45°. 

With a working height of up to 20m, and a maximum capacity of 230kg, this unit provides the same performance as the diesel-powered model, but with the considerable advantage of a reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) of an estimated 20 per cent compared to the internal combustion engine equivalent (fuel cost included). François Desbrière, head of platform development at Manitou, describes this innovation: “This model responds to strong demand from rental companies, and more generally from various constructors. With the 200 ATJ e Oxygen, we offer a versatile machine with very good autonomy. The electric motor provides flexibility when traveling, optimising operator safety”.

The guiding principle has been to maintain the Manitou DNA throughout the machine. Heavy duty axles and front axle with limited slip, for example, allow the user to always have a full traction in the two front wheels. In addition, an oscillating axle at the front of the machine, and the manual locking of the differential on the rear axle, allows the weight to be distributed equally to each of the two driving axles, and improves traction on slippery surfaces. 

By offering a 100 per cent electric AWP, Manitou believe it has met customers’ expectations with products that retain the same capabilities as diesel versions, but satisfy the needs of urban environmental regulations. This 200 ATJ E has been designed to reduce the end user’s TCO and is fully integrated into its committed CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach. The unit is suitable for applications in construction sites, industries, ports and airports and, thanks to its non-marking tyres, and electric drive, users can work inside, outside or in city centres, without any restrictions. 

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