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All-new Mustang Mid-frame R Series Radial-Lift Skid Steer Loaders

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Three new models added to the R Series Skid Steer Loader lineup

  1350R 1500R 1650R
Height to Hinge Pin – Fully Raised (mm)  109.6" (2784) 119" (3023) 119" (3023)
Gross Power (kW) @ rpm 46.3 hp (34.5) 46.3 hp (34.5) 69.9 hp (52)
Rated Operating CapacityA (kg) 1,350 lbs. (612) 1,500 lbs. (680) 1,650 lbs. (748)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional CounterweightA (kg) 1,500 lbs. (680) 1,650 lbs. (748) 1,800 lbs. (816.5)
Operating WeightB - Approximate (kg) 5,130 lbs. (2327) 5,930 lbs. (2690) 6,165 lbs. (2796)

A. per SAE J818, SAE J732 and ISO 14397
B. unit weight with standard bucket, 175 lbs. (79 kg) operator and full fuel tank


Mustang is proud to announce the all-new mid-frame R Series Radial-Lift Skid Steer Loaders. These include three new models –the 1350R (replacing the 2041), the 1500R (replacing the 2044), and the 1650R (replacing the 2054). These skid loaders feature an all-new operator station with an integrated digital display, new load arm design with increased visibility, Yanmar-powered Tier IV engines and several serviceability enhancements.

The 1350R, 1500R and 1650R radial-lift skid steer loaders fall into the mid-frame category, bringing unparalleled versatility to the jobsite. When equipped with optional counterweights, the rated operating capacities range from 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) on the 1350R to 1,800 lbs. (816.5 kg) on the 1650R. Lift heights reach up to 119” (3023 mm) on the 1500R and 1650R.

These mid-size skid steer loaders come equipped with emissions compliant Tier IV Yanmar engines that incorporate DPF (diesel particulate filter) technology. This engine technology is environmentally sound and does not require fuel after-treatments, such as urea. With maximum torque ratings from 107.8 ft.-lbs. (146 Nm) on the 1350R and 1500R to 178 ft.-lbs. (241 Nm) on the 1650R, these machines are equipped with the power needed to tackle demanding jobs.

The new R Series skid steer loaders feature standard proportional auxiliary hydraulics for maximum precision and infinitely adjustable flow control. Achieve flow rates from 17 gpm (64.4 L/min) on the 1350R and 1500R to 18.9 gpm (71.4 L/min) on the 1650R. Impressive breakout forces deliver optimal digging and lifting performance. Faster cycle times further enhance productivity on the jobsite. Pressure-relieving hydraulic couplers make attachment changes simple and safe.

The state-of-the-art operator’s compartment on the new R Series skid steer loaders leaves little to be desired. A front-lifting restraint bar and armrests with multiple adjustments enhance operator comfort and safety. The mechanical or air-ride suspension seat options deliver outstanding comfort. Creature comforts - such as automatic dome light, cup holder, 12-volt outlet, storage tray and multiple air vents – come standard on these intuitive loaders. A cab-forward design and lowered rear towers deliver unmatched visibility to the bucket edge and rear of the machine. The optional pressurized cab enclosure, with sound reduction material and a rear-mounted air filter, provides a cleaner, quieter, climate-controlled working environment.

Controllability and ease of use are part of the package on the new R Series skid steer loaders. Customize your skid steer with three control options; hands only, hand/foot, and joystick (1650R only). Auxiliary hydraulic controls are located on the joystick in all configurations for easy access. A fully-customizable digital color display provides coolant, fuel, battery, environmental, engine regeneration information and other features in real time.

Excellent service access is achieved on the R Series models through the extra-wide rear door and engine hood. A swing out rear door and new swing out cooler provide unparalleled access to filter, fluid reservoirs and the engine bay area. The level II FOPS structure tilts back with the aid of gas springs, providing easy internal access to the pumps, hydraulic valve bank and drive motors. A safety restraint holds the ROPS/FOPS structure in the raised position. Release of the safety restraint is made easy with a new pull cord. Plus, all high-rotation pins have grease points for ease of maintenance and quiet operation.

These exciting new R Series skid steer loaders also include many other features such as the manual Quick-a-Tach™ or hydraulic Power-a-Tach™ attachment systems, HydraGlide™ ride control and the Hydraloc™ safety system. A variety of options and attachments allow the user to customize the machine to their needs.

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Mustang R Series skid steer loaders are available in Canada and North America. These new mid-frame skid steer loaders are popular among agriculturalists, contractors, landscapers, and excavation companies due to their excellent ground engaging capabilities and maneuverability. Rental businesses will also benefit from the versatile nature of the new R Series skid steer loaders.


“The design of the new Mustang R Series Skid Steer Loaders is a result of almost 50 years of skid steer market experience and extensive feedback from loyal Mustang equipment owners,” says Brian Rabe, Mustang Manager of Product Development. “In the design of the R Series Skid Steer Loaders, Mustang focused on ensuring the product performance and operator experience were significantly improved, while making the necessary changes to meet emissions requirements. This research resulted in new products that meet or exceed the previous models in performance, visibility, and user convenience. This next level of skid steers incorporates the primary customer requests and also sets the standard for Mustang skid steer loaders going forward.”

Additional product information is available at Corporate information is available at: Press information: Tel.: 262-334-9461

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