Large Lineup Boasting IdealTrax Automatic Track Tensioning System
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Manitou is rooted in a family tradition of innovation and imaginative power, creating 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.
The Manitou track loader line has a large range consisting of six radial-lift (RT Series) models and one vertical-lift (VT Series) model. These machines are blazing new trails in the track loader market with many exclusive features, industry-leading breakout forces and a durable chassis design, says the company.
The Manitou 1050 RT is the most compact track loader of the company’s offering. It has an overhead clearance height of 71.5 in. and a width of 50.8 in. This machine is built for ultimate efficiency with a high-power drive motor for rugged conditions and tight work areas.
Manitou also offers a fleet of Pilot Series track loaders that feature revolutionary hydraulic pilot joystick controls for true one-to-one proportional control over the drive system. The controls are mounted to the seat for added legroom and comfort during operation. The result is a responsive system that provides both low- and high-end speed controllability. Models include the 1350 RT, 1650 RT, 1850 RT, 2150 RT and 3200 VT.
The Manitou 1650 RT track loader is a game changer with a rated operating capacity of 2,357 lbs at 50 percent tipping load. This unit goes up to 10 mph in two speeds, and the overall machine width is customizable from 66 to 71.3 in. with available frame and track options.
Manitou’s vertical-lift model, the 3200 VT, is a high-performance track loader with class-leading breakout forces that deliver enough power to break up a pile of dirt or remove tree stumps with ease. Lift breakout force reaches up to 7,491 lbs and tilt breakout force is up to 9,901 lbs. The 3200 VT also features the same hydraulic pilot controls from the Pilot Series line.
Manitou’s industry-exclusive features include an IdealAccess fold-up door and IdealTrax automatic track tensioning system. IdealTrax simplifies maintenance and reduces downtime by automatically ensuring proper track tension when the engine is running. The IdealAccess fold up door allows the door to be open or closed during operation without increasing the overall machine height.
The standard All-Tach attachment mounting system provides maximum versatility, and the optional Power-A-Tach system allows the operator to engage and disengage attachments without leaving the operator station. With many attachments and track loader models to choose from, Manitou track loaders are up for any challenge from landscape to agriculture to construction, the company says.
Advice to Buyers
“When considering which machine to buy, a combination of machine performance and post-sale support balances the scales of decision making,” says Nathan Ryan, global product manager of skid and track loaders for Manitou. “Not only do you want to choose a machine that meets the needs of the application and environment, but you must ensure the network will support you after the purchase in terms of parts, service and warranty as well.”
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