Manitou ME 315

Manitou ME 315

Forklift Trucks

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

3307 lb

Load centre of gravity

20 in

Load distance, centre of drive axle to fork

14 in


49 in


Service weight

6305 lb

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

7937 lb / 1235 lb

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

2976 lb / 3329 lb


Tyres type


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

36 in

Rear wheel gauge

7 in


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

15 / 15

Height of towing bar (coupling height)

20 in

Overall length

113 in

Length to face of forks

70 in

Overall width

43 in

Forks section / width / length

4 in x 45 in / 1 in

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


Fork carriage width

39 in

Ground clearance at centre of wheelbase

4 in

Aisle Width for pallets 1000 x 1200 crossways

124 in

Aisle width for 800 x 1200 pallet lengthways

128 in

Turning radius

57 in

Internal turning radius (over tyres)

0 in

Height of overhead guard (cabin)

80 in

Seat height/stand height

39 in


Travel speed (laden / unladen)

10 mi/h / 10 mi/h

Lifting speed (laden / unladen)

1 ft/s / 2 ft/s

Lowering speed (laden / unladen)

2 ft/s / 1 ft/s

Gradeability (laden / unladen)

16 % / 18 %

Service brake

Oil bath


Number of drive motor / Drive motor rating S2 60 min

2 / 4.75 kW

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 / 460 Ah

Energy consumption

4.30 kW/h


Type of drive control


Working hydraulic pressure for attachments

2248 PSI

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