The Manitou Group wishes to assist you in reducing the consumption of the machines to help you reduce your carbon footprint.
To help you, a set of useful tips on use and maintenance of your machines is provided.
Choose a machine with an appropriate power rating for your needs.
Switch off your engine after running at idle for more than 3 minutes.
Optimum engine efficiency is achieved at the maximum torque engine speed.
Preferably use a fan control and reversal system.
Favour "smart" electronically-managed transmissions.
Use the air-conditioning with windows and doors closed.
Choose LED headlights.
Use the right tyres for your environment.
Ensure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.
Check that the parking brake is set.
Check the general condition of your trailer.
Adapt your maximum towable load.
Use the attachments that are suitable for your machine.
Check the hydraulic adjustment of your attachments.
Comply with maintenance intervals.
Regularly clean the radiator, the air filter, etc.
Preferably buy through a manufacturer-approved dealer.
Choose original manufacturer's parts.
Study manufacturer maintenance contracts.
You can do an eco-driving course.
Ask about the fuel consumption and emissions of the machines.