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.
While you are researching Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK it is worth knowing that that most forklift dealers profit from servicing their equipment rather than sales. Most reputable forklift dealers will have a service vehicle you can use while your machine is out of action and can usually repair your forklift on your site.
While you are looking at Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK you should note that there may be tax advantages to be gained from leasing or hiring your forklift instead of buying it outright. Make sure you consult with your accountant before making a purchase.
If you are researching Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK you may wish to know that a business was fined over £50,000 when an employee was crushed to death. A forklift driver had performed an emergency stop while going round a corner in order to avoid hitting another member of staff. However the sudden braking caused the goods being carried to fall off and pin the man to the ground. The court found that no risk assessments had been carried out and that there was no system to safely separate pedestrians from vehicles on the site.
When you are researching Manitou Forklifts in and around the UK you should know that a used forklift should start easily when cold. Bear in mind though that the seller may have already warmed the motor before your arrival in order to ensure it starts easily. Ask to see it start from cold.