compact equipment

Aug. 1, 2011
Kobelco Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduces the 55SRx, a true short-radius compact excavator designed to deliver the productivity of a larger


Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduces the 55SRx, a true short-radius compact excavator designed to deliver the productivity of a larger machine while working in a footprint close to zero-tail-swing models. Features include high-performance hydraulics combined with an efficient powertrain, a cast center swing foot, and heavy-duty reinforced boom and arm. The Kobelco 55SRx delivers 11,240 foot-pounds of bucket digging force, and is rated at 39 hp with an operating weight of 12,295 pounds and a dig depth of 12 feet, 10 inches.
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The new Steiner 235 front-wheel-drive tractor is designed to combine speed and agility with traction and power. The Steiner 235 is powered by a 25-hp Kubota diesel engine and utilizes smooth hydrostatic drive and rear power steering to provide for infinitely variable speed control up to 10 mph for open areas and a tight 14-inch turning radius. Other features include wide 350 Mag six-ply front-drive tires, a transmission differential lock that links both drive wheels for even traction and a traction-max weight transfer system for a traction boost that shifts weight to the drive wheels when needed.Reader Service No.

Terex Construction

The PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry (pictured) are the largest compact track loaders in the Terex lineup, offering operators a 14.6-percent increase in tractive effort in low gear for more pushing power, a 32-percent increase in horsepower to the attachment, a redesigned loader arm to achieve greater reach and 13-percent more bucket breakout force over their predecessors. These models feature a 99.9-hp engine and 310 foot-pounds of torque. Brand new to the PT-100G models, the cooling fan blades will automatically adjust to provide optimum airflow while minimizing engine horsepower consumption.
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Bobcat Co.'s MT52 mini track loader has a ride-on platform option that can be installed or removed within a couple minutes, allowing for both ride-on and walk-behind capabilities. Outfitted with a user-friendly control system, the direction and speed are now controlled by one multi-function handle, instead of two independent levers. This mini track loader has a 520-pound rated operating capacity and features an 18.8-hp liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engine.
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Kubota adds power, deluxe styling and new features to its Standard L-Series compact tractors with its new L3200 (pictured) and L3800 models. The L3200 and L3800 feature 31.9 and 37.4 gross hp, respectively. Both models come equipped with either a gear-drive or three-range HST hydrostatic transmission. The three-point hitch with large-capacity hydraulic pump provides powerful lifting for a wide range of implements. Other features include a slanted hood for enhanced field of vision, metal fenders, foldable ROPS, a new dash panel with visible large gauges, optional cruise control, a convenient cup holder and an accessible toolbox.
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The new Vermeer S400TX mini skid steer is designed for rental and landscape contractors and features a 23-hp gas engine that produces 15-percent more horsepower than competitive models, according to its maker. Two joysticks, which control transport and boom/bucket motion, can be operated while holding onto an integrated hand-grip bar. The location of the joysticks and the hand-grip bar help the operator to maintain control of the machine and maintain balance. The S400TX produces 3.8psi ground pressure and a hydraulic flow rate of 11.5 gpm. It delivers a tipping capacity of 1,430 pounds with a rated operating capacity of 500 pounds and a maximum lift height of 69 inches.
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Case Construction Equipment

Case launches the new Alpha Series line of compact track loaders, which deliver 74 hp in the TR270 (pictured) and 90 hp in both the TR320 and TV380. Rated operating capacities range from 2,700 to 4,200 pounds with a counterweight. The new compact track loaders feature a dozer-style undercarriage, engineered to hold fast on steep slopes and muddy or sandy terrain. The Alpha Series includes two radial-lift models, the TR270 and TR320, and an all-new vertical-lift model, the TV380. The cabs are up to 25-percent larger than previous models, and they feature an ultra-narrow wire side-screen design that improves operator visibility.
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Volvo Construction Equipment

The latest generation Volvo L20F (pictured) and L25F compact wheel loaders are engineered with an improved compact design and greater operator comfort. The L20F features an operating weight of 9,945 pounds, 54 net hp, and a dump height of 8 feet, 3 inches. The L25F features an operating weight of 10,650 pounds, 60 net hp, and a dump height of 8 feet, 2 inches. The frame features an articulating/oscillating joint in the center of the machine between the front and rear frame. This, combined with 100-percent operator-selectable differential locks on the front and rear axles as standard, provides each machine with optimal performance, stability and traction when operating on rough terrain. Parallel linkage on both models offers visibility to the attachment.
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John Deere

The 326D skid-steer loader from John Deere features a 3.0-L, 70-hp turbocharged Interim Tier-4 diesel engine. It offers a vertical-lift boom, an interlocking lap bar, a 7,750-pound bucket breakout force, 5,200-pound tipping load, and an SAE-rated operating capacity of 2,600 pounds.
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The JLG G5-18A super compact telehandler features 5,500 pounds maximum lifting capacity and a 1,850-pound capacity at its fully extended reach of 11 feet. With its 126-inch turning radius, it makes it suitable for work in confined or congested areas. In addition, this compact telehandler can be configured to accommodate skid-steer attachments.
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Toro upgrades its compact equipment line with the new TRX-16 and TRX-20 (pictured) walk-behind trenchers, replacing the TRX-15 and TRX-19 models. Along with the Toro TRX-26 model, these gas-powered machines are designed to make trenching easier with tracks and operator-friendly controls. The 16- and 20-hp TRX models are equipped with a 4-cycle Kawasaki twin-cylinder engines with a large oil reservoir to help maintain low engine temperature and prolong engine life. Delivering 10 gpm of hydraulic flow at 2,900 psi to the boom helps maximize digging efficiency. Each unit is also equipped with a standard hydraulic oil cooler that provides a cooler-running machine in the most demanding conditions.
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Ditch Witch

Ditch Witch offers the XT855 excavator tool carrier, a compact, multi-function machine that features an excavator with a 260-degree swing plus a tool carrier that can drive as many as 70 compact utility attachments. The XT855 is equipped with a 30-hp engine and directs up to 18 hp to the attachment for a lift capacity of up to 1,080 pounds. The XT855 also offers optional extension legs for leveling support in difficult digging conditions such as muddy and uneven terrain. The excavator end has a 260-degree operating radius, enabling the machine to offset dig and deposit spoils anywhere within the excavator's swing arc.
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The RT Series includes two compact track loader models, the RT175 (pictured) and RT210, which feature the HydraTrac automatic track tensioning system designed to eliminate the need for manually tensioning the tracks on the loader before operation. When the machine is started, the hydraulic system automatically pressurizes a load device that provides the ideal tension for the track system. The HydraTrac System uses this excess hydraulic pressure to maintain proper track tension during use. The model RT175 engine produces up to 179 foot pounds of torque resulting in 11,840 pounds of tractive effort. The model RT210 engine produces 206 foot pounds of torque resulting in up to 12,359 pounds of tractive effort.
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