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.

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Choose a machine with an appropriate power rating for your needs.

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Switch off your engine after running at idle for more than 3 minutes.

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Optimum engine efficiency is achieved at the maximum torque engine speed.

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Preferably use a fan control and reversal system.

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Favour "smart" electronically-managed transmissions.

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Use the air-conditioning with windows and doors closed.

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Choose LED headlights.

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Use the right tyres for your environment.

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Ensure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.

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Check that the parking brake is set.

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Check the general condition of your trailer.

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Adapt your maximum towable load.

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Use the attachments that are suitable for your machine.

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Check the hydraulic adjustment of your attachments.

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Comply with maintenance intervals.

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Regularly clean the radiator, the air filter, etc.

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Lubricate regularly.

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Preferably buy through a manufacturer-approved dealer.

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Choose original manufacturer's parts.

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Study manufacturer maintenance contracts.

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You can do an eco-driving course.

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Ask about the fuel consumption and emissions of the machines.


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