Skid Steers Product Spotlight, March 2010


The Volvo MC110B skid-steer loader has an upgraded 83-hp Tier-3 engine that provides increased ground speed along with decreased lift/lower/curl/dump cycle times that are up to 35-percent faster than the Tier-2 models. A completely overhauled hydraulic system provides increased serviceability with the hydraulic filter integrated into the hydraulic tank to open up space in the rear engine compartment. The hydraulic hoses have been upgraded to steel tubes for more durability, and the hydraulic lines are now located on top of the lift arm.
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The S630 skid-steer loader from Bobcat's M-Series line has a rated operating capacity of 2,180 pounds and an operating weight of 7,707 pounds. The hydraulic system on the S630 has been engineered for higher standard flow and pressure to give attachments the power to work more quickly. Hydraulic horsepower has been increased more than 15 percent and the standard auxiliary hydraulic flow is now 23 gpm at 3,500 psi. An optional high flow reaches 30.5 gallons per minute for maximum attachment performance.
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The new Terex PT-30 compact track loader is designed with a 26-percent increase in lift height, a 16-percent increase in operating capacity and a 45-percent increase in bucket rollback to enhance its production. The smallest compact track loader in the Terex lineup, the 4-foot profile of the PT-30 offers productive work in limited access areas. The 33.7-hp PT-30 offers an operating weight of 3,600 pounds, a tipping load of 1,900 pounds with a 950-pound operating capacity at 50-percent tipping load capacity and a lift height of 101 inches. With a low 3.0 psi ground pressure, the PT-30 works on soft or sensitive surfaces with minimal damage or impact.
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John Deere

John Deere introduces its new D-Series skid-steer loaders — the 318D (pictured), 320D, 326D, 328D and 332D. Cabs on the D-Series feature 24-percent more room than their predecessors and six more inches of headroom. The 50-percent noise reduction in and around the D-Series cab comes from improved sound absorption, a hydraulic fan drive, an auto-idle feature (which also saves fuel), and the new electronically controlled engines. In addition, a high-performance HVAC system includes eight adjustable airflow vents for additional comfort.
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Komatsu's enhanced loader arm and bucket control make the SK820-5 capable of handling tough conditions without losing power or performance. Equipped with a patented Automatic Power Control — available throughout Komatsu's entire skid-steer product line — this control allows the operator to work at full power during any phase of the job without concern about engine stall-out. The SK820-5 features a rated operating capacity of 1,900 pounds and a tipping load of 3,800 pounds.
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Ditch Witch

The Ditch Witch SK650 is a mini skid steer designed for efficiency. Equipped with a 31-hp Kubota turbo diesel engine, the SK650 is the only mini skid steer that directs 20 net hp to the attachment, the company says. Quick-disconnect attachment fittings enable attachments to be changed with the hydraulic foot pedal auxiliary control that allows the operator to drive the attachment by foot, freeing up his or her hands to control depth and ground speed.
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Mustang offers its all-new 2056 skid-steer loader, which features a 62-hp Deutz TD2009 Series Tier-3-certified turbo-diesel engine. The 2056 features lift heights up to 120 inches with standard 10.00 HD tires, and up to 122 inches with optional 12.00 HD tires. Standard joystick controls are on moveable towers with full adjustment forward/rearward to match operator size and preferences. A new open-view lift arm design allows for ease of entry and exit out of the cab, as well as improved front view of bucket and attachment. It has a rated operating capacity of 1,900 pounds; 2,500 pounds when equipped with optional counterweight.
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Toro offers both narrow and wide track versions of its TX 427 Dingo compact utility loader, which feature a 27-hp Kohler engine that delivers added torque for increasing pulling and digging force. These models also come standard with a heavy-duty 2-stage air cleaner that offers dust and dirt filtration even in harsh environments. Featuring four independent hydraulic pumps, TX 427 compact utility loaders deliver 16.9 gpm of flow to each track, 11.4 gpm to the auxiliary hydraulics, and 6 gpm to the loader arm.
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The all-new super-compact Gehl model 1640E skid loader, which measures as narrow as 3-feet wide and 6.25-feet tall, is designed to maneuver through alleys, narrow doorways, aisles and corridors. The 1640E features a 24-hp Yanmar diesel engine and has an 850-pound rated operating capacity and 96 inches of lift height. It features 9.1 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow for powering a variety of universal-style quick-attach attachments. The new Hydraloc Automatic Interlock System increases operator safety by locking lift, tilt and drive systems when the operator leaves the seat, raises the restraint bar or turns off the ignition switch.
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Case introduces its new power side discharge bucket for skid steers and compact track loaders, which is engineered to increase machine utility, making it possible to do more work with the same machine. The power side discharge bucket spreads a variety of materials, including stone, mulch or aggregate, making the bucket suited for road maintenance, landscape, and sandbagging and trench backfilling applications. The bucket can be operated with a choice of either a left or right discharge position and has adjustable discharge gates.
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Caterpillar offers a new control feature that allows operators — from novice to expert skill level — to run a Cat C-Series skid-steer, multi-terrain or compact-track loader safely, productively and comfortably. The new Hystat Response Control System uses software that permits the loader's hydrostatic drive/steer system to be adjusted to one of three response rates — standard, intermediate or maximum — to determine how rapidly the machine accelerates/decelerates and how quickly it responds to steering commands. Each of the new control system's successive settings results in more aggressive response, permitting skilled operators to use the machine to its full potential, while at the same time accommodating operators of lesser experience.
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