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Manitou compact track loader utilizes extremely compact footprint

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A Manitou 1950 compact track loader Manitou

Manitou has introduced an all-new compact track loader at The ARA Show 2024: the 1950 RT. The 1950 RT delivers a compact footprint at 74 horsepower with increased operating capacities – including a rated operating capacity of 1,950 pounds and high-flow auxiliary hydraulics that make the machine compatible with high-power attachments. 

"There's demand for CTLs with a small footprint and horsepower levels that don't require more extensive emissions solutions – while still delivering increased performance," says Nathan Ryan, product line manager for skid steers and CTLs at Manitou. "The 1950 RT provides those added operating capacities without significantly increasing the size of the machine compared to more traditional small-framed loaders." 

The 1950 RT is built with numerous track widths and tread patterns to aid stability and added counterweights to boost the power and strength of the machine. The radial lift arm design makes the machine ideal for ground-engaging work, and the added auxiliary hydraulic performance provides a platform for running a wide range of attachments. 

The machine also includes features that help reduce and manage the total cost of ownership of the machine, including the IdealTrax track auto-tensioning system, a swing-out cooler that makes it easier to keep the engine compartment clean and engine temperatures down, and the Manitou EasyMANAGER fleet management platform (telematics).

"We deliver premium features and added capacities in a footprint that is easy to transport, easy to maneuver on tight job sites, and easy to operate," says Ryan. "And it's extremely easy to use and maintain for rental businesses and contractors where power and simplicity are favoured without significantly increasing the size of the machine." 

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1 Gehl Way
West Bend, WI
US, 53095


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