ASV’s large-frame, radial-lift RS-75 and vertical-lift VS-75 skid-steer loaders feature unique, dedicated skid-steer frames. ASV designs the frame for its Posi-Track and skid-steer lines independently, featuring a 10.5-inch ground clearance and a 24-degree departure angle. Both models feature an industrial 74-horsepower diesel engine. The naturally aspirated 2.9-liter Tier 4 Final displacement engine produces 192 foot-pounds of torque. The auxiliary hydraulic systems feature an optional 30.9-gpm high-flow pump capacity and 3,335 psi system pressure. The VS-75 features a rated operating capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tipping load of 7,000 pounds while the RS-75 has a ROC of 2,600 pounds and a tipping load of 5,200 pounds.
The M2-Series skid-steer loaders from Bobcat Co. feature an automatic ride control option and front and rear cab isolators, door seals and side screen dampers to reduce vibration and noise. A redesigned top window improves visibility with a 34-percent increase in open area, beneficial when loading material into a high-sided truck. Also available is an optional side lighting kit for increased visibility when working when it’s dark. A reversing fan option allows loader operators to temporarily reverse the cooling fan direction for several seconds to blow dust and small debris from the radiator and rear screens. This can reduce the cooling area cleaning frequency.
Rated at 3,400 pounds operating capacity and featuring a bucket breakout force of 9,531 pounds, the new vertical-lift SV340 skid steer provides extra power and performance, along with a stronger lift arm, H-link and upper chassis. The machine also offers optional high-flow (38.7 gpm at 3,450 psi) and enhanced high-flow (35 gpm at 4,000 psi) auxiliary hydraulics. Additional enhancements have also been made to manifold valves, the gear pump and the auxiliary loader circuit, along with new heavy-duty 14 x 17.5 tires and additional counterweights. The SV340 features EZ-EH (electro-hydraulic) controls that provide nine adjustable speed and control sensitivity settings that can be adjusted on the fly.
The biggest and most powerful model in the Ditch Witch lineup of mini skid steers, the SK1550 is powered by a 44-horsepower Tier 4 Yanmar turbo-charged diesel engine. The SK1550 directs 34.5-horsepower to the attachment for more efficient and productive use of high-capacity attachments. Auxiliary flow control with low, medium and high flow settings allows operators to make adjustments to attachment flow and run attachments at their most efficient rate. The SK1550 features a 1,558-pound rated operating capacity for lifting heavier loads. A 94-inch hinge-pin height is designed for flexible loading and unloading for a wide range of dump sites.
The Gehl V420 is the world’s largest skid steer, according to the OEM. This machine features a Tier IV certified Deutz 120-horsepower engine and 4,200 pounds of rated operating capacity, is an increase of 21.7 horsepower and 200 pounds in operating capacity over Gehl's previous model in this size range. For added performance for large jobs, the V420 offers 354 ft.-pounds of torque. The V420 skid steer is configured to be a true tool carrier, coming standard with the features needed to operate attachments such as mulching heads, cold planers, rock wheels and more. High flow auxiliary hydraulics are standard and offer hydraulic flows up to 41 gpm.
The frame Giant’s SK252D skid steer is largely the same and the line-up of engines is unchanged as well. Most of the innovations have been applied to the enclosed mechanics of the machine such as a new valve block providing extra user-friendliness and the ability to perform tasks precisely. Larger wheel motors provide more push and pull, better driving characteristics and are also low maintenance. Depending on the work, a large number of different tires can be selected, giving the machine a width range between 76 and 110 centimeters.
JCB announced the availability of a canopy option for its popular Teleskid skid steer and compact track loader. Designed and built at JCB North America headquarters in Savannah, the JCB Teleskid is the world’s first and only skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic Powerboom. Teleskid is also the only skid steer to combine the advantages of radial lift—for efficient excavating and grading—and vertical lift—for optimal lift capacity and height—in a single machine. The Teleskid is available in wheeled and tracked models, with rated operating capacities of 3,208 pounds and 3,695 pounds, respectively.
Three new John Deere G-Series models, including the 320G and 324G mid-frame skid steers and the 325G compact track loader, feature a 69–74 horsepower range. All three models are capable of loading a 10-foot sidewall dump truck or hopper, and to help operators reach new heights in a medium-sized package, the 324G skid steer and 325G CTL feature a height to hinge pin of 10 feet, 6 inches. The new models have the same pressurized cabs of their large-frame counterparts, designed to keep out excess dust and noise, but are built with a smaller width and weight for contained job site areas.
Kubota’s skid steer line includes the SSV65 and SSV75. With standard two-speed travel and optional high-flow hydraulics, Kubota’s skid steers meet the needs of construction, rental and agriculture customers. The rated operating capacity is 1,950 pounds and 2,690 pounds, respectively, for the SSV65 and SSV75. Both models feature a unique, slide-up, front-entry door that rises overhead, a side light for better visibility and safe night operation, and a spacious cabin with climate control. An optional multi-function lever is available, allowing for fingertip control of major machine and implement functions.
With an operating weight of 8,250 pounds and 0.66 cubic yard bucket capacity, the LiuGong 385B has a mechanical quick coupler compatible with a wide range of attachments. Ergonomically located controls are designed to reduce operator fatigue, as are easy-to-read electronic displays. Safety is enhanced by ROPS/FOPS protection and high-intensity LED light clusters front and back for maximum worksite visibility. The loader’s 72-horsepower Yanmar Tier 4 Finalengine offers maximum torque with low fuel consumption and high reliability. Options include 120 L/min high-flow hydraulics for more demanding implements, 2-speed operation and a self-levelingvalve to provide parallel lift.
The Mustang 4200V skid steer features a Tier IV certified Deutz 120-horsepower engine and 4,200 pounds of rated operating capacity. This is an increase of 21.7 horsepower and 200 pounds in operating capacity over the 4000V, Mustang's previous model in this size range. For added performance for large jobs, the 4200V offers 354 foot-pounds of torque. The unit comes standard with cab, heat and air-conditioning; 14-pin connector for easy attachment use; two-speed for travel around the jobsite; and Mustang's patented hydraglide for a smoother ride and less material spillage from the attachment. A vertical lift path of almost 12 feet is designed for dumping and loading performance.
Rated at 1,200 pounds and featuring forks that are 1-inch x 3-inch x 36-inch Class I tines, SitePro’s MPF-1200 pallet forks for mini skid steers / compact tool carriers. They fit Toro, Dingo, Boxer, Ditch Witch and others using a “universal” mounting system.
The TS80 skid steer loaders feature a 74 horsepower Final Tier 4 Deutz engine that delivers 192 foot pounds of torque at 1,800 rpm. The TS80R2 features an operating weight of 7,950 pounds and a rated operating capacity of 2,825 pounds. The bucket breakout force on the TS80R2 is 5,845 pounds, with a lift arm force of 7,080 pounds and a maximum hinge pin height of 10 feet, 5 inches. The TS80V2 is heavier than its radial counterpart with an operating weight of 8,965 pounds and a rated operating capacity of 3,500 pounds. Bucket breakout force on the vertical model is 5,920 pounds.
The Vermeer S925TX mini skid steer features a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds, a rated operating capacity of 925 pounds and maximum hinge pin height reach of 84.5 inches. It uses a dual auxiliary system which allows the operator to switch between high flow for ground-engaging attachments and low flow for maximum control. It is also equipped with a universal mounting plate that fits a broad range of Vermeer-approved attachments. The S925TX is offered in three engine options, including a 24.8 horsepower Kubota V1505 diesel engine, a 40 horsepower Kubota WG1605 gas engine and the 35.1 horsepower Kubota V1505 diesel engine offered only for international markets.
Wacker Neuson is backing its skid steer and compact track loaders with a comprehensive warranty. All loaders manufactured at the company’s Wisconsin facility and sold in the United States and Canada after October 1, 2016 are eligible for the 3-4-5 year warranty. The Standard Warranty is 3 years or 3,000 hours for a full machine warranty. The powertrain is warrantied for 4 years or 4,000 hours. It includes, but is not limited to engine, hydrostatics and axles. The electrical system warranty extends for 5 years or 5,000 hours and Includes but is not limited to switches, electronic joysticks, instrument, display, indicators and the wiring harness.