Manitou ME 318

Manitou ME 318

Forklift Trucks

1800 kg
6500 mm
500 mm
3365 mm
The ME 318 forklift truck is equipped with soft solid tires (PPS) and a 48 V high autonomy battery. Easy to use, it facilitates your daily handling operations on your industrial sites. The design and comfort of the machine is at the service of your safety. Take advantage of the perfect maneuverability of the ME 318 3-wheel truck to gain in productivity! Our ME forklift trucks are precisely designed to meet the requirements of industrial markets. Use them for all your applications: loading/unloading, storage, feeding of production lines, transport of loads (up to 1800 kg).
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Technical characteristics



Model Name

ME 318

Power source


Operator type


Max. capacity

1800 kg

Load centre of gravity

500 mm

Load distance, centre of drive axle to fork

355 mm


1358 mm


Service weight

3240 kg

Weight on front axle (laden) / rear axle (laden)

4350 kg / 690 kg

Weight on front axle (Unladen) / rear axle (Unladen)

1440 kg / 1800 kg


Tyres type


Dimensions of front wheels


Dimensions of rear wheels


Number of front wheels / rear wheels

2 / 1

Number of drive wheels


Front wheel gauge

910 mm

Rear wheel gauge

175 mm


Tilt of Mast Forward (deg) / Backward (deg)

5.5 / 6.5

Height of towing bar (coupling height)

500 mm

Overall length

2968 mm

Length to face of forks

1898 mm

Overall width

1086 mm

Forks section / width / length

35 mm x 100 mm / 1070 mm

Fork carriage ISO 2328 (class/form) A/B


Fork carriage width

1000 mm

Ground clearance below mast

100 m

Ground clearance at centre of wheelbase

110 mm

Aisle Width for pallets 1000 x 1200 crossways

3241 mm

Aisle width for 800 x 1200 pallet lengthways

3365 mm

Turning radius

1555 mm

Height of overhead guard (cabin)

2.04 mm

Seat height/stand height

1000 mm


Travel speed (laden / unladen)

16 km/h / 16 km/h

Lifting speed (laden / unladen)

0.40 m/s / 0.45 m/s

Lowering speed (laden / unladen)

0.46 m/s / 0.42 m/s

Drawbar pull (Laden / Unladen)

800 daN / 830 daN

Gradeability (laden / unladen)

15 % / 17 %

Service brake

Oil bath


Number of drive motor


Lift motor rating at S3 15%

8.60 kW

Battery according to DIN 43531/35/36 A, B, C

DIN43531 A

Battery / Batteries capacity

48 V / 575 Ah

Energy consumption

4.30 kW/h


Type of drive control


Working hydraulic pressure for attachments

180 bar

Oil flow rate for attachments

35 l/min

Measured/guaranteed mean noise level at the ear of the operator

< 70 dB

Sound level at the driver's ear according to DIN 12 053

70 dB