Protecting operator safety in explosive gas and dust, and fiery coal environments.
Manitou South Africa has adapted its Maniscopic telescopic handlers to feature a much lower risk of sparking or over-heating in dangerous environments, where finely dispersed coal dust or gases can fuel explosions or fires under certain conditions.
“We realised that one of the main causes of mine fires was that operators sometimes fail to shut down machines correctly,” says Lindsay Shankland, Managing Director, Manitou South Africa. “Now advanced safety shutdown systems, fool-proof procedures and fireproof warning alarms ensure the safest possible shutdown cycles every time.”
Fig. 2. Manitou machinery features advanced operator safety with roll over protection, which makes it ideal for underground operation.