Access Platforms

Access platforms from Manitou include a full range of vertical lift and articulated access platforms in diesel and electric configurations for aerial work applications in warehousing, construction, agriculture and municipal / utilities operations.

Our range of access platforms:

Manitou access platform benefits:
  • Max. capabilities: 350kg weight | 27.75 m height
  • Vertical and articulated access platforms available
  • Fully rotational turrets available
  • Rapid, controlled raise times
  • Achieves precise platform control
  • 3D, up-and-over capabilities
  • Emergency descent and anti-roll functionality

Manitou has 15 access platform models for sale, available as both vertical lift and articulated access platform for all your manual aerial work applications. They have a wide range of safety features, including controlled work envelopes that ensure weight tolerances are not exceeded, emergency descent and anti-roll functionality.

Optimise your aerial work efficiency with Manitou access platforms! Call us on +27 10 040 7313 or send us an enquiry.

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Our range of electric and diesel access platforms:

Diesel Access Platforms

Diesel access platforms are powerful aerial platforms, capable of lifting up to 350 kg to working heights of 27.75 m! These articulated, retractable, fully rotational boom lifts are ideal in a range of outdoor aerial work applications. READ MORE

Access platforms for your application

Easy to operate, manoeuvre, maintain and transport, Manitou’s access platforms are guaranteed to meet your application requirements in miningagriculturewarehousingconstruction and municipal maintenance, whether these are defined by reach or load, confined space or power preferences – all with maximum safety!

These access platforms offer a variety of steering options, including crab steer, meaning they are easy to use in confined and obstructed environments. We also supply a comprehensive range of electric and diesel scissor lifts.


Partner with a global leader in material handling equipment for maximum site efficiency!

We don’t just supply your operation with world-leading access platforms and machines, we support you with an unequalled level of aftersales service and backup!

Our mobile service and support crews are available 24/7, 365 days-a-year, and offer a site response time of within 4 hours from the time your request is lodged! Our support branches carry a 95% spare parts retention, ensuring your access platforms and material handling fleet maximum uptime!

We have branches in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Kathu, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Vereeniging and Steelpoort, and outside South Africa in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya and Ethiopia. Click here to view our distributor map to get your access platforms!


Manitou access platforms – an overview of machine specs

Diesel access platforms:

160 ATJ Articulated Access Platforms:  This articulated access platform lifts 230 kg to 16 m with a 1.8 x 0.8 m basket.

MAN-GO 12 Articulated Access Platforms:  Lift 230 kg to 12 m on a 1.50 X 0.98 m basket.

170 AETJ L Articulating Access Platforms: Lift 230 kg to 17 m with 1.2 x 0.92 m basket with this articulated access platform.

180 ATJ Articulated Access Platforms: This articulated access platform lift a 1.8 x 0.8 m basket of up to 230 kg to 17.65 m.



Electric access platforms

60 V Vertical Lift Platforms:   This vertical platform lifts 227 kg to working heights of 5.7 m on a 0.74 x 1.04 m basket.

80 VJR Evolution Vertical Lift Platforms:  This compact 0.9 x 0.75 m basket lifts 200 kg to a 7.7 m working height.

100 VJR Evolution Vertical Lift Platforms: Reach up to 9.9 m with this vertical lift platform. Lifts 200 kg, basket size 0.9 x 0.75 m.

120 AETJ C 3D Articulated Access Platforms:  Achieve working heights of 11.95 m with this articulated access platform. 200 kg can be supported on a 1.2 x 0.92 m basket.

120 AETJ C Compact Articulated Access Platforms:   Same as the 120 AETJ C 3D platform, but with compact dimensions.

150 AETJ C and 150 AETJ C 3D Articulating Access Platforms:  Reach up to 15 m with this 1.2 x 0.96 m basket! Supports up to 200 kg.

150 AETJ JL & L Bi Energy Articulating Access Platforms: This dual diesel / electric platform lifts 230 kg to 15.4 m on a 1.2 x 0.92 m basket.

170 AETJ-L Articulated Access Platforms:  Reach 16.9 m with loads up to 200 kg. Basket is standard 1.2 x 0.96 m.

170 AETJ -L Bi-Energy Articulating Access Platforms:  Same as 170 AETJ-L, but with a dual electric / diesel power configuration.


Manitou's access platform lifts deliver a robust, safer aerial platform for guaranteed maximum efficiency! Enquire now or call +27 10 040 7313 for tailored finance plans and pricing.