Manitou introduces MLT 634 telescopic handler with enhanced operator comfort features

New operator features on the Manitou 634 include an adjustable suspension seat, and switches and controls grouped according to their function.

Manitou MLT634 telescopic handler

With a maximum capacity of 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg) and a maximum lift height of 19 ft. 10 in. (6.05 m), the Manitou MLT 634 agriculture/multi-purpose telescopic loader is the ideal choice for versatility, performance and comfort. Specializing in material handling tasks, this unit excels in livestock feeding, harvesting, and loading and unloading applications. Powered by a 122 hp (90 kW) Tier 4 Interim Deutz diesel engine, the MLT 634 is loaded with the right power needed to complete large jobs.

The Power Shuttle Torque Converter transmission offers four-speed drive with one in reverse, delivering a maximum torque of 343 ft.-lbs. (465 Nm). Power Shuttle shifting provides smooth direction changes without the need for a clutch, reducing fatigue and increasing productivity. The torque converter ensures the optimal torque for speeds from 0 to 21 mph (35 km/hr).

The Manitou-patented Duplex boom design creates a more compact structure. Thin-walled, high quality steel results in a stronger overall design with exceptional loading capabilities. A reduction in overall weight of the internal components increases lifting capacities with a minimal increase in machine size.

Comfort is standard for operators spending much of their day in the cab of a machine. The MLT 634 features a fully enclosed cab with heat, defrost and air conditioning, and a deluxe, adjustable suspension seat. For greater operator efficiency, switches and controls are grouped according to function. Drive, boom and hydraulic functions are all controlled by the Joystick Switch and Move (JSM) control, leaving the other hand free to operate the steering wheel. A highly-visible dashboard displays the hour meter, speed, travel direction, engine temperature and maintenance reminders. Maximize the operator experience with sound levels as low as 76 dB inside the cab.

The MLT 634 agriculture/multi-purpose telescopic loader’s true value comes in its versatility. The quick-fit mounting system connects easily to a wide range of Manitou-tested attachments. A hydraulic lock option provides fast attachment changes without leaving the operator’s seat. Standard auxiliary hydraulics offer up to 39.6 gpm (150 L/min) of flow to power even the most demanding attachments. A wide variety of approved attachments include buckets, grapples, forks, carriages, bale handlers and hay handlers.

Smooth operation when lowering and extending the boom is made possible by cushioned stops on the lift cylinders. The optional Comfort Ride Control (CRC) boom suspension system minimizes the loss of material when traveling.

Extra attention was paid to the ease of service and maintenance for the MLT 634 telescopic loader. A large engine cover is hinged and equipped with gas springs to assist in the lifting and holding in place during servicing. Batteries and other daily maintenance points are easily accessible through the large engine cover. Like the other models in the MLT Series line, the auto-reversing fan is standard for the MLT 634, to keep the engine free of debris during operation, reducing the chance of overheating. Centralized grease fittings make regular axle
lubrication easy.


The Manitou MLT 634 Telescopic Loader is positioned in the North American market to meet the needs of agricultural customers and loading/unloading applications. With over 27 years of building telescopic loaders for the agricultural market, the Manitou MLT Series offers the reliability and durability equipment owners expect. The tires, transmission, cooling system and boom have been logically chosen and assembled specifically for the demands of the agricultural market.

“We are excited to offer an agriculture telescopic material handler that fits the needs of those customers looking for a semi-compact machine with full-size performance,” says Steve Kiskunas, Product Manager for Manitou Telescopic Handlers. “The MLT 634 will fill the gap between the MLT 625 and MLT 840 models, delivering quality, reliability, and versatility to many applications, especially the agricultural segment.”