Mustang Unveils Its First Compact Telehandler

Tue July 03, 2007 - National Edition

Mustang Manufacturing Company Inc.’s 519 telehandler is its first unit to fall within the compact market.

The 519 offers 19 ft. (5.8 m) of lift height and 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kg) maximum lift capacity on a compact frame.

“The Mustang 519 is a true compact unit, well-suited for both rental and retail,” said Doug Snorek, Mustang marketing manager. “For small to medium sized contractors, this is an ideal entry-level machine.”

The machine’s small stature does not extend to the cab. The Mustang 519 telehandler features a roomy cab with excellent visibility.

The compact size of the machine allows an operator to easily transport the 519 to the worksite on a trailer behind a 1-ton (1.9 t) truck. The frame of the Mustang 519 — with a length of 148 in. (376 cm), width of 71 in. (180 cm) and height of 76 in. (193 cm) — makes the machine well-suited for tight job sites where maneuverability and the ability to pick and place material are key. In fact, the unit has an 11-ft. (3.4 m) turning radius and can fit under a finished doorway.

A 64 hp (48 kW) Deutz diesel engine powers the 519, which boasts a two-speed hydraulic transmission for low-end power while providing a quick transport speed up to 15 mph.

To maximize maneuverability, the 519 features three steering modes, a trait shared by all Mustang telehandlers. Users can operate these machines in 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab steering modes.

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