Manitou ME 315

Manitou ME 315

Forklift trucks

6500 mm
1500 kg
1452 mm
500 mm
The ME 315 is one of the most compact forklifts in the ME series. Ideal for your operations in narrow and confined spaces, this 3-wheel truck can be adapted to all your material handling applications, whatever the type of load: loading/unloading, stockpiling, transporting materials and goods. Take advantage of its compactness to move easily and quickly within your warehouses, production sites or logistics platforms. The ME 315 is equipped with soft solid tires (PPS) and a 48 V battery.
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Technical characteristics



Model Name

ME 315

Power source


Operator type


Max. capacity

1500 kg

Load center of gravity

500 mm

Load distance, centre of drive axle to fork

355 mm


1250 mm


Service weight

2860 kg

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

3600 kg / 560 kg

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

1350 kg / 1510 kg


Tires type

Solid tires

Dimensions of front wheels

18 x 7 - 8

Dimensions of rear wheels

15 x 4.5 - 8

Number of front wheels / rear wheels

2 / 1

Number of drive wheels


Front wheel gauge

910 mm

Rear wheel gauge

175 mm


Height of overhead guard (cabin)

2040 mm

Seat height/stand height

1000 mm

Height of towing bar (coupling height)

500 mm

Overall length

2860 mm

Length to face of forks

1790 mm

Overall width

1086 mm

Forks section / width / length

100 mm x 1150 mm x 35 mm

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


Fork carriage width

1000 mm

Ground clearance at centre of wheelbase

100 mm

Aisle Width for pallets 1000 x 1200 crossways

3138 mm

Aisle width for 800 x 1200 pallet lengthways

3262 mm

Turning radius

1452 mm

Internal turning radius (over tyres)

0 mm


Travel speed (laden / unladen)

16 km/h-16 km/h

Lifting speed (laden / unladen)

0.40 m/s-0.47 m/s

Lowering speed (laden / unladen)

0.46 m/s-0.45 m/s

Gradeability (laden / unladen)

16 % / 18 %

Service brake

Oil bath


Number of drive motor / Drive motor rating S2 60 min

2 / 4.50 kW

Lift motor rating at S3 15%

8.60 kW

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

DIN43531 A

Battery voltage / capacity

48 V / 460 Ah

Energy consumption according to VDI cycle (kW/h)

4.30 kWh


Type of drive control


Working hydraulic pressure for attachments

155 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