Manitou Rotating Telehandler Builds a Skokie Waterslide

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Manitou MRT 2150 at water park

We are almost into summer, and, here in the Midwest, we’ve already been experiencing temperatures in the 80’s. It’s time to hit to pool, or better yet, the water park!

A water park in Skokie, IL needed a new slide installed. The tight space and specialized work not only required a machine more lightweight than a crane, but, also, a machine more robust than a standard forklift or telehandler.

The obvious choice was a Manitou rotating telehandler. Stevenson Crane’s 11,000 lbs.-capacity Manitou MRT 2150 was put on the job. Its compact design allowed it to fit on the job site with ease. Its unique outriggers provided the much-needed stability. The telescoping boom, with a max lift height of 67 feet, coupled with the telehandler’s ability to rotate in place, allowed for precise placement of each section of the water slide.

Another important feature which helped to make this the right pick for this job was the MRT’s ability to have modular attachments. In this case, a two-hook jib was used to help this telehandler act very much like a small and powerful crane. It was easily able to maneuver the parts of the waterslide where they needed to be safely and effectively.

Now, kids of all ages can enjoy a cool ride down this slide, built by an equally cool piece of equipment.


Check out these photos of the Manitou MRT 2150 in action:

View the MRT 2150 specs

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