According to a Dec. 12 report from EquipmentWorld, Manitou unveiled a prototype hydrogen-powered telehandler, which it plans to bring to market in 2026.
"The hydrogen telehandler is based on a diesel model with a lift height of 46 feet. The company did not provide further details on the machine’s specifications," the report said.
Manitou stated it views hydrogen as a "medium-term alternative" for its customers — the company unveiled electric telehandlers at this year's BAUMA show.
"Manitou has opened a green hydrogen station where it will test its hydrogen prototype along with other hydrogen technology. The company is not only focusing on hydrogen fuel cells but also hydrogen combustion engines," the report said.