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With a maximum capacity of 13,200 pounds (6,000 kg) and a maximum lift height of 29.5 feet (9 m), the MLT 960 telescopic loader is the ideal choice when you need a combination of loading power and high lift height. Specializing in material handling tasks, this unit excels in heavy-duty work for agriculture, waste management and bio-gas applications. The MLT 960 is equipped with a 141 horsepower (104 kW) Tier 4i John Deere diesel engine.

The all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT) gearbox provides smooth drive operation while maintaining maximum tractive effort at any speed. The transmission control reacts to the demand on the machine to provide the correct torque and speed automatically without interruption. By enabling the engine to run at its most efficient speed, the CVT system provides better fuel economy than other transmission systems. Reinforced Dana axles ensure no drop in torque from 0 -25 mph (40 km/hr). Additionally, an inching pedal has been implemented into the MLT 960 to assist in managing forward movement and hydraulic-powered attachment speed separate from the vehicle engine speed.

Load sensing hydraulics are made possible by a variable piston pump, which delivers more efficiency and less heat than a standard gear pump. Standard auxiliary hydraulics bring 3,900 psi (270 bar) of pressure and a flow rate of 47.7 gpm (180 L/min.)

The new, Manitou-patented, Duplex boom provides 360 degrees of visibility due to its low mount position. High quality steel results in a stronger overall design. A reduction in overall weight of the internal components increases lifting capacities with a minimal increase in machine size.

Comfort is key for operators spending much of their day in the cab of the machine. For greater operator efficiency, switches and controls are grouped according to function. Drive, boom and hydraulic functions are all controlled by the JSM (joystick, switch and move) control, leaving the other hand free to operate the steering wheel. A highly-visible, side-mounted interactive dashboard digitally displays the hour meter, speed, travel direction and maintenance reminders.

Additional product information is available at www.manitou.com.