Their first product line was bronze bushed pillow block bearing assemblies for grain augers. Since then, additional types and sizes of bearing assemblies have been added to the Manitou product list. Over 30 years ago, a customer asked Manitou to produce pillow block sets for ball bearings. Their customer needed heavy-duty stamped steel top and base straps like the ones used on Manitou's bearing assemblies.
It was not long before customers began requesting that Manitou produce flanges.... (more)