Compact track loader added to Mustang by Manitou lineup

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A new small frame track loader from Mustang by Manitou brings a 1,350-pound capacity option to customers in North America. The Mustang by Manitou 1350RT features an intuitive single joystick control, Level II FOPS and low maintenance engine for jobs from the construction site to the backyard.

“Mustang by Manitou offers solutions for even more applications with the introduction of the 1350RT track loader,” said Aaron Haynes, global product manager for track loaders, Manitou Group. “It’s great for confined jobsites, and the pilot control joystick provides operators with true one-to-one control for a highly responsive compact machine.”

The Mustang by Manitou 1350RT punches above its compact dimensions with an overall width of 57” (1448 mm), height of 76” (1930 mm) and lift capacity of 1,350 pounds (612 kg) at 35% tipping load. The Mustang by Manitou 1350RT features a 46.6-hp Yanmar engine that utilizes automatic regeneration and zero fuel additives, providing clean emissions with little to no effort from the operator.

Built on the proven design of the Mustang by Manitou 1350R skid loader, the 1350RT track loader provides superior weight distribution, stability and tractive effort. In addition, the cab-forward design of the 1350RT has a Level II FOPS and excellent visibility on all sides of the machine, allowing for precise material placement.

Mustang by Manitou’s IdealTrax™ track tensioning system on the 1350RT saves on maintenance and track replacement costs by automatically tensioning the tracks when the engine is on. This process eliminates the chance of over-tensioning and extends the life of the tracks up to 15%. Track tension is released when the engine is turned off, reducing strain on sprockets and bearings. With IdealTrax there is no need to manually tension the tracks and changes on the jobsite are quick and simple.

In addition, the Mustang by Manitou 1350RT track loader provides versatility on the jobsite with an exclusive Multi-Tach® attachment mounting system that is compatible with most allied track loader attachments. The Mustang by Manitou 1350RT is customizable with additional features including a fully-integrated back-up camera and a HydraGlide system for a smoother ride and less material loss. An additional self-leveling option keeps the attachment level while the unit is performing the lift function.

The addition of the Mustang by Manitou 1350RT brings the full track loader offering for North America up to ten models that range from a small to large frame with operating capacities up to 3,200 pounds.

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