Manitou North America will exhibit equipment from Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou at the National Farm Machinery Show (Booth #6249, South Wing) in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 13-16. Also watch for Manitou telescopic handlers clearing the tracks at the Championship Tractor Pull during the show.
Telescopic handlers from Manitou’s NewAg range will be on display at the booth, including the MLT 737 and MLT 630. These machines are built specifically for agriculture, with innovations in performance, comfort and efficiency for day-to-day farming applications. One key feature of the Manitou MLT 737 NewAg telehandler is the Intelligent Hydraulics with three unique functions: “Quick Lift” allows the operator to keep the telescope in a vertical line by simultaneously lifting or lowering the boom while also extending or retracting; “Bucket Shaker” quickly empties the bucket without making repetitive joystick movements; and “Return to Load” memorizes attachment placement and boom angles to quickly return to the fill position. The smaller Manitou MLT 630 can lift 6,600 lbs, reach up to 19 ft, 8 in. and extend 10 ft, 11 in. forward. It is equipped with a two-speed hydrostatic transmission and 101-hp Deutz turbo diesel engine. Both machines come standard with Manitou’s exclusive Easy Step access, seat mounted JSM joystick, and automatic Comfort Ride Control boom suspension. Manitou offers many different attachments for the NewAg range, including carriages with forks, grapple buckets, silage facing buckets and bale clamps, spears and squeezes.
The new Mustang by Manitou 1050RT track loader will also be featured at the Manitou North America booth. This track loader is one of the most compact in the market, although it still delivers an impressive rated operating capacity of 1,050 lbs. At just 50.8 in. wide, 71.5 in. tall and 4,720 lbs, it is easy to transport and can fit in tight spaces. The 1050RT track loader is powered by a 35-hp Yanmar engine with 80 ft-lbs of torque. An exclusive IdealTrax system automatically tensions the tracks when the engine is turned on, reducing strain on sprockets and bearings and preventing track over-tensioning. This system also makes track changes in the field quick and simple.
In addition, the Gehl RT165 track loader is a great machine for agricultural applications. It can power through the toughest jobs with a 69.3-hp engine and 178 ft-lbs of torque. The RT165 has an operating capacity of 1,650 lbs, maximum lift height of 119.6 in. and a low operating weight of 8,020 lbs. In addition to IdealTrax, the Gehl RT165 also comes standard with Hydraglide ride control that “floats” the lift arm when transporting loads. It can also be ordered with the operator’s choice of t-bar, hand and foot or ISO pilot controls.
Additional machines on display at the Manitou North America booth (#6249, South Wing) include the MLT 625 telescopic loader from Manitou; the VT3200 track loader from Mustang by Manitou; and the RT185 track loader, V330 GEN:2 skid loader, R220 skid loader and AL650 articulated loader from Gehl.