Timber Equipment

Manitou’s timber equipment has simplified and enhanced lumber handling and logging applications. With exceptional lift and handling power – which includes the world’s greatest telehandler lift ability (of 35 tons) – combined with extensive reach and rough terrain capabilities, Manitou’s material handling equipment will introduce a new level of productivity to your forestry operation.

A range of standard and customisable attachments designed for bush clearance, sawing and log handling, including chainsaw and ripsaw attachments, convert these machines into the total forestry handling solution.

Manitou is your partner for the toughest timber applications.

Manitou offers a range of Gehl Bush Clearing Attachments for its range of skid steer loaders. This range of 16 specialised attachments allows efficient site-clearing and cleaning and covers related applications, from stump removal to excavation. Find how out how this range of attachments improves the working conditions in the agriculture industry, here.

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Manitou’s telehandlers offer extensive reach (up to 17 metres) and powerful lift (up to 35 tons) on duplex and articulated booms, delivering powerful telescopic handle-ability of lumbering and logging application requirements. Manitou’s telehandlers incorporate rough terrain operability and extensive safety features to enhance your forestry. READ MORE

Skid steer loaders

These machines deliver versatility, rough terrain operability and compact handling (including 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab steering) to your forestry operation. The skid steer loader offers exceptional manoeuvrability and performance in confined spaces, with maximum lift of 1 818 kilograms.READ MORE

Track loaders

Track equip these loaders for offer increased operability in permeable ground unsuitable for wheeled vehicles, and an impressive lift capacity of up to 4 tons. READ MORE

Rough terrain forklifts

Manitou has its roots in customising forklifts for performance in rough, unpredictable ground conditions as the inventor of the world’s first all-terrain forklift. Manitou rough terrain forklifts are capable of lifting 5 tons up to 3.7 metres high. READ MORE

Articulated access platforms

Manitou’s articulated access platforms enable telescopic access to discreet 3-dimensional locations, lifting forestry personnel and equipment loads weighing up to 350 kilograms over 27 metres. These performance-enhancing attributes are matched by an array of safety features to deliver a secure access operation. READ MORE

Telehandler attachments

Mechanical and static saws and other cutting implements as well as access cages can be appended to telehandlers to customise the machine for forestry. READ MORE

Skid steer attachments

When this machine’s compact yet powerful and robust design is equipped with a forestry-specific attachment, you will notice significant improvements to your productivity. READ MORE

Service and support across South Africa

With service centres located throughout South Africa – as well as into Africa, Manitou helps ensure peak uptime even in rural areas. Teams are on stand-by 24/7, 365 days-a-year for call-outs to your site, while the global Manitou network guarantees 95% parts availability.

World-class handling technology

With engineering and manufacturing facilities in France, Manitou handling equipment features the latest European efficiency and safety standards. This helps to ensure maximum return on investment and long-lasting productivity.