Our material handling solutions for the Wood Industry

Manitou offers handling solutions specially adapted to the woodworking industry. Whether you are a lumberjack, sawmill manager, sales outlet or wood terminal manager, you will find equipment capable of meeting all your needs.

Handling machines to meet all your business requirements

manitou machines industry forklift trucks MI aplication wood load

Manitou machines are used by the most demanding professionals in the wood industry. Among our different models, the ranges of forklifts (MI, MSI, MC), telescopic and rotating telescopic handlers (MT, MRT), truck-mounted forklifts (TMT, TMM), articulated loaders (MLA/MLA-T), skid loaders (R/V) have features particularly adapted to wood handling work.

With the Manitou ranges, you will find a solution to manage all your operations, whatever the constraints, from skidding to final delivery:

  • Loading / unloading logs
  • Feeding a sawing bench
  • Handling raw trunks, boards and posts
  • Transporting heavy loads and pallets
  • Removing / loading sawdust
  • Loading pallets
  • Handling long loads
  • Order picking/grouping
  • Transporting bags of pellets and biomass
  • Handling logs
  • Delivering wood to the building site

Leader in the handling market, Manitou guarantees high-performance, safe and easy to handle machines. With great maneuverability, the trucks and loaders facilitate the work of professionals on a daily basis and enable them to improve their productivity and profitability.

Check out our Industry solutions

Tailor-made solutions adapted to your needs

To optimize your machines and offer you truly customized solutions, Manitou has designed a range of easily interchangeable handling accessories. Several items are compatible with the forklift trucks, telescopic handlers, truck-mounted forklifts or skid steer loaders used by professionals in the wood industry.

Wood grapple, log and timber grapple, sawdust bucket, forks...Customize your equipment with our various accessories and get a versatile handling solution capable of reducing your investment costs and increasing your productivity! With Manitou equipment, several options can also be proposed to allow you to use equipment that is as close as possible to your needs.

Check out all our attachments

The advantages of our handling solutions for the woodworking industry:

- To be able to move and handle trunks, boards or posts safely and with great precision
- Benefit from high-performance and comfortable machines (the cabins of our trucks and loaders offer a perfect 360-degree vision)
- Use equipment that is safe, reliable and easy to handle
- Take advantage of a wide range of accessories and options to customize your equipment
- Obtain tailor-made solutions adapted to all the constraints of the wood industry
- Be accompanied throughout the life of your machines by efficient services (replacement of parts, repairs, tailor-made financing solutions)

Contact our teams to be advised in the choice of the handling equipment that best suits your wood activity.

Contact a Manitou dealer