The 94-hp Terex TLB840 backhoe loader is powered by an electronic, Tier 4 interim Perkins 1204E-E44TA engine and an optional 4-speed servo power synchro-transmission with automatic shifting. It features a curved boom design that offers greater clearance to reach over obstacles, as well as a dig depth of 14 feet nine inches (extended to 18 feet one inch) and a reach up of 18 feet nine inches (extended 21 feet 11 inches). The TLB840 is designed with a slew system that provides high torque for easier backfilling and slewing uphill.
The new Geith Generation 3 (G3) hydraulic quick coupler features four independent safety components. The double locking, fully automatic quick coupler configuration complies with the safety standards set forth by ISO/FDIS 13031:2013(E).The quick coupler’s curved engaging plate, or pin seat, holds the attachment’s link/rear pin in place should a loss of hydraulic power occur. The G3 also features a hydraulic cylinder check valve, as well as a curl to release control system for attachment engagement and release. It is made with extra-high-strength steel, has only a few replacement parts and lacks greasing requirements.
John Deere’s 310K EP is powered by the company’s Stage III B PowerTech engine. It meets IT4 standards without after-treatment components and diesel particulate filters eliminating the need for additional operator training or extra monitoring of machines. The 70-hp model features a five-speed transmission and a single loader lever with an integrated electro-hydraulic auxiliary loader control that eliminates the need for a second lever when using a multi-purpose bucket. The cab has been completely redesigned so that the ventilation system circulates cab air from front-to-back for increased operator comfort.
Case N Series backhoes (the CASE 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track and 590 Super N loader/backhoes) feature 3.4-liter, turbocharged engines, ranging from 78 hp in the 580N to 108 hp in the 590SN. Standard N Series features include automatic Ride Control on four-wheel-drive models. Automatic Ride Control engages at roading speeds (selected by the operator) to help reduce bucket spillage. The new loader arms are stronger and longer, providing greater loader reach over previous models. CASE has also added a standard panel of dipper teeth on the bottom surface of the dipper.
JCB brings to market the new 3CX entry-level backhoe loader. The machine features a stress relieved and reinforced excavator end and comes standard with a limited slip differential and parallel lift. It also features standard stabilizer ram guards and internal hose routings. It is powered by the T4 Final JCB Ecomax diesel engine, delivering 74 hp. The 3CX has twin shovel cylinders and a large torsion box positioned close to the shovel loader. The machine has a maximum bucket breakout force of 13,603 pounds with a 0.88-square-meter standard front GP bucket.