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Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by Nac, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Nac

    Nac Senior Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    I was at the Atlantic Builders convention Yesterday (FRI) And there where a couple Manitou forklifts. I was intrested thay had a MLT526 it is a compact telascoping forklift would be great for moving keystone block and gravel even looks good for snow work. It has a torque converter trans how does this compare to a hydrostaic trans any pros or cons?
  2. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

    May 5, 2005
    Central PA
    i would have to say that it would depend on your application. a hydrostat would be smoother in lifting near a building or an application that would be critical to a smooth operation. the only con that i can see to hydrostat may be the speed of the machine.a powershift with a torque converter would be faster than a hydrostat. but a powershift may have a clutch which would be slightly more difficult in lifting materials around buildings. this may be something else to consider with a hyrostat, check and see if the hydrostat runs off of the same hyraulic tank. if it does and there is a failure or contamination in the implements is could wipe out your hyrostats as well. and that is not cheap.

    hope that helps.
  3. mrnick777

    mrnick777 Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    anyone know where i can find a reman trans for a 586g case, carraro transmission?
  4. Framer

    Framer Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Alberta - Canada
    I have an 07 mt1745 Hydrostatic. Here is what I will say. It is safer than a torque converter machine. It is less stressfull on the operator( idiot proof) The operator does not have to think about the gearing at all unless he is going to road the machine. This is good when you've got lots of people, cars, concrete truck etc around. If it were for agriculture, don't buy it. But I love it for construction and wish more machines had it. Different sound to it. No jerk from first to second. No hitting a hill and your machine wont move till you gear down. No brakes needed. No speeding up after bumps. No dropping loads when a someone jumps in front of you and you get scared and tap the brake. No brake wear and tear. If you put it in gear it does nothing till you hit the pedal.