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Based in Horsham, Southern Cranes & Access (SCA) have put everything in reach for over 20 years. They have depots across London and the South-East – each with a huge varied fleet of machines.


SCA operate a large and versatile fleet of rough terrain telescopic forklifts (also known as telehandlers). Since 1997, this family-run business has provided mobile crane hire, contract lifting and powered access solutions and more. Their telescopic trucks range from 6-18m reach and include 2,500-4,000kg capacity. Thanks to the extensive fleet at their disposal, SCA offers efficient flexibility for their client’s needs. However, always looking to expand, they reached out to us to see what we could supply.


We consider SCA a longstanding customer and suggested a brand new Manitou MT 1440. Having worked with us for over 20 years, we knew the vehicle would support their primary business of mobile crane hire and access equipment. The Manitou range of telehandlers offers one of the widest range of telescopic trucks available on the market. It features lift heights of up to 30 metres and capacities of over 20 tonnes. However, SCA were also looking for a telescopic for use in their yard at Southwater. We put forward a used Manitou MT 1335 and this was snapped up along with the MT 1440.

The great thing about Manitou Group is their comprehensive range of homologated attachments. These include buckets, grabs, jibs, winches, clamps and integrated work platforms. Each provides maximum flexibility and versatility for whatever your machine operation may be.

Manitou MT 1440

When it comes to all-terrain handling, Manitou telescopics are adaptable high performers. Their wide stabiliser legs offer unparalleled stability. This actively contributes to an efficient and safe working environment.

Load Capacity

4.0 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height



MT 1335

Manitou machines are developed with superior operator comfort. Their machines also offer a choice between hydrostatic or torque converter transmissions. Plus, they can all be equipped with a wide selection of attachments.

Load Capacity

3.5 tonnes

Maximum Lift Height


“I rarely ever sign off on something without inspecting it myself. However, having worked with Locators for over twenty years, they’ve proven themselves time and time again. It’s partly because of that that I bought a used MT 1335 based on Jonathan’s description alone. I’ve not once been put in a position to doubt their service support and by this point our two businesses have built up a remarkable mutual trust.”

Mike Sadler

Founder & Managing Director, Southern Cranes & Access