The Manitou 1650R is fitted with a 69.3hp engine and 71.4l/min hydraulics.
The third service coupling block has a built in depressurisation system.
The 1650R has a well laid out engine bay from a service point of view.
The back of the headstock has an open design leaving leaving access to the cab easier than the older Mustang machines.
The simplier design around the headstock leaves less area for muck to build up.
The small digital dash on the right hand pillar displays all relevant machine info.
The unit we tested was fitted with 'T'-Bar controls.
The optional rear counterweight allows for an extra 68kg lift capacity.
As with all Manitou/Mustang machines the tall rear towers can hinder visibilty to the rear corners of the machine.
Hydraulic fittings and rams are easily accessed in the event of a pipe bursting.
The 1650R has a maximum lift capacity of 816kg with the additional counterweight.
Hydraulic flow from the 71.4l/min pump is more than enough for the majority of farmyard tasks.