Manitou Skid Steers Summarized — 2022 Spec Guide

Manitou 2700V skid steer

Delivering a Complete Range of High-Performance Skid Steers

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Manitou’s roots trace back to a family tradition of innovation and imaginative power that created the first rough terrain forklift in 1957. For generations, Manitou carried forward this dedication by creating innovative products for construction, agriculture and industrial markets worldwide.

Manitou currently offers a broad range of eight skid steer loader models. Raw power is considered a Manitou staple, providing high-output and high-torque engines on every model. Hundreds of attachments are easily interchangeable to expand the uses of a Manitou skid steer loader. The small-to-medium frame skid steer models include the 1050 R, 1350 R and 1650 R with rated operating capacities ranging from 1,050 to 1,650 lbs. These radial-lift skid steer loaders are characterized by their high performance in a compact frame. With engines rated from 34.7 to 69.9 gross hp, there is ample power to complete the most demanding applications, the company says.

The Manitou 1900 R, 2200 R, 2600 R, 2700 V NXT2 and 3300 V NXT2 large-frame models complete the skid steer loader range. These workhorses are loaded with features that other manufacturers consider optional, says Manitou. Standard hydraulic self-leveling for performance and mechanical suspension seats for comfort are two examples of many. Manitou models 1900 R, 2200 R and 2600 R are radial-lift-path models, while the 2700 V NXT2 and 3300 V NXT2 are vertical-lift-path models.

The vertical-lift units provide a height to hinge pin of almost 11 ft, providing more performance for more dumping and loading. Manitou’s trademarked Hydraglide system delivers a smoother ride with less material spillage. Performance is enhanced with high-flow auxiliary hydraulics that offer hydraulic flows up to 34.8 gpm. These units are ultimate tool carriers — coming standard with the features needed to operate attachments such as mulching heads, cold planers, rock wheels and much more, the company says.

All Manitou loaders are equipped with universal, mechanical, quick-attach plates for accepting a range of attachments. A hydraulic Power-A-Tach system is optional to facilitate easy change-overs. High-flow auxiliary hydraulics are standard, as is self leveling, on many models. Operator comfort and safety are provided through a standard Level 2 ROPS/FOPS structure. The roomy, quiet operator area can be configured to operator preference through a variety of options, including heat and air conditioning. A wide variety of Manitou Group attachments are also available, transforming your Manitou skid steer loader into a versatile workhorse for any project need.

Manitou skid steer specs

Advice to Buyers

“Skid steers work in a wide variety of environments, and the factors that go into making purchase decisions must account for several variables,” says Nathan Ryan, global product manager of skid and track loaders for Manitou. “For example, for use in highly congested areas, the buyer must strike a balance between machine dimensions and overall performance in order to select the proper model for the job.”