Crane & Machinery Inc, a Manitex International Inc. Company, has introduced the newest model in the next generation rough-terrain track-mounted articulated lifts.
The new Manitex Valla AL68 features a 68’ working height (62’ platform height) and as much as 35’ horizontal outreach.
The Manitex AL68 has pantographic movement, automatic stabilization, and a homing function that allows efficient folding and stowing.
Standard features include 420° rotation, laterally extending tracks, and a two-person aluminum basket with 550-lb. maximum capacity.
Three power options can customize the machine to the buyer’s need: gasoline, diesel, and LiPo battery pack.
The gas and diesel versions come standard with a 110V electric motor, enabling zero-emission operation for indoor applications.
The Manitex AL68 provides safe, efficient operation with an extremely compact footprint.
Future models are also being designed with 55’ and 45’ working heights, as well as a larger model with more than 80’ working height.
Crane & Machinery will be working toward establishing an extensive dealership and service network. Brian Mutch, general manager of Crane & Machinery, said, “We are excited to introduce the AL68 to the aerial lift market. Manitex has consistently delivered high-quality lifting equipment with great value and remains to be a segment leader when it comes to boom trucks, bucket trucks, industrial cranes, and knuckle boom cranes. The AL68 is available for sale directly through Crane & Machinery while we are working towards establishing a robust sales and service network. Customers will be taking delivery of the new AL68 starting in Q1 2022, and the unit will also be on display at the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Expo in Indianapolis in early November.”