Search the Forklift Network to Find Manitou Forklifts
One day in 1957, Marcel Braud, the founder of Manitou, thought up the principle of an original device by turning around the shape of a farm tractor and adding to it a lifting mast and hydraulic steering?
Thus the world's first rough-terrain forklift-truck was born. It proved the company's success and led to it becoming world famous. Manitou now has a presence in over 120 countries.
If you are researching Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK it may be helpful to know that a forklift's chassis usually prohibits it from getting close to the trailer wall but with side shift pallets can be stacked and unloaded against the trailer wall by moving the carriage sideways.
If you are investigating Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK you should be aware that a newspaper distribution company was fined £125,000 when a van driver suffered severe head injuries after being hit in the head by a reversing forklift. The forklift driver had reversed without looking.
Tip - If you are investigating Manitou Forklifts near the UK it might help you to know that in the UK we use the term “forklift” but in America and other parts of the world “forktruck” is more common. Ultimately though whatever name we use, we mean the same thing.
While you are researching Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK check the state of the forks on any second hand forklift you look at. Bent forks may need to be replaced. The best way to check this is simply to put the mast in a vertical position and lower the forks to the floor. Once at the floor use a tape to check that both fork tips are the same height from the ground.