LAS VEGAS (March 23, 2011) – New Holland Construction today introduced seven skid steer loaders. With the new 200 Series, New Holland maintains the best-in-class forward dump height and reach with the Super Boom® loader vertical lift design – and introduces breakthrough productivity improvements. The new skid steers culminate five years of customer research, design and engineering improvements.
“New Holland skid steers are built around our customers’ needs. Our engineers used input from hundreds of customers to design the new 200 Series line-up,” said Dave December, marketing manager at New Holland Construction. “The New Holland skid steer loaders have been engineered from the ground up. No matter what your line of work, construction, landscaping or agriculture, you’ll work faster, smarter and more profitably with our new skid steers.”
The New Holland L218, L220, L223, L225 and L230 skid steer loaders feature the patented vertical lift Super Boom design, delivering best-in-class forward dump height and reach.
“With our new Super Boom loader arm, New Holland skid steer loaders deliver superior lift and reach,” December said. “Unlike competitive models, they can load material to the center of trucks, finishing jobs faster.” The 53-degree dump angle on the 200 Series skid steer loaders is also best in class. This lets operators empty the bucket faster, increasing cycle times and productivity.
The new self-leveling bucket feature on the five models with the Super Boom design allows attachments to maintain the preset location throughout the lift cycle.
“Customers using pallet forks or other attachments to load materials into confined spaces will appreciate the extra work they’ll be able to complete with the self-leveling feature,” December said.
For long load and carry operations, the optional Glide Ride feature on the five New Holland skid steer loader models with the Super Boom design ensures a smooth ride over the roughest job site.
These five models are rated from 57 hp (42 kW) to 84 hp (63 kW). The L218 has an operating weight of 5,850 lbs (2,660 kg) and a bucket breakout force of 5,435 lbs (24.2 kN). The L230 has an operating weight of 8,300 lbs (3,765 kg) and a bucket breakout force of 8,585 lbs (38.2 kN).
Two new radial lift models introduced
New Holland also introduced two compact models, the L213 and L215. Each features a radial lift design, providing excellent digging performance.
“Unlike other manufacturers, New Holland outfits its smaller units with a full-size cab and all the premium features,” December explained. “This includes air ride seats, heat, air conditioning, Glide Ride, self-leveling bucket and more. Plus, we beefed up our engines with 20 percent more horespower than their L Series predecessors.” A heavy-duty, 1,000 cold cranking amp battery is also standard.
The L213 is rated at 43 hp (31.8 kW), with a rated operating capacity of 1,300 lbs (590 kg) and a bucket breakout force of 4,150 lbs (18.5 kN). The L215 is rated at 49 hp (36.3 kW), with a rated operating capacity of 1,500 lbs (680 kg) and a bucket breakout force of 4,150 lbs (18.5 kN).
Superior cab comfort and visibility
“A comfortable operator is a productive operator,” December said. “Our New Holland 200 Series skid steer loaders provide a superior working environment. Check out the competition.”
The New Holland cab is the widest, most comfortable cab in the industry, providing more head and foot room, and offering superior visibility in critical zones.
The New Holland cab is equipped with many new features, including:
“New Holland skid steer loaders give operators a 360-degree view of the job site,” December said. “The new rear window provides best-in-class rear visibility. And the new lighting package delivers superior job site visibility.”
Stability is an important part of being productive on the job site. The increased wheelbase on the New Holland 200 Series skid steer loaders allows operators to lift and haul more material, increasing productivity.
“With the longest wheelbase in the industry, and a low center of gravity, New Holland skid steers are the most stable on the market,” December said. “This design will make even novice operators confident on the job, especially when carrying heavy loads.”
New Holland 200 Series skid steer loaders also feature large, 16- to 25.5-gallon (60.5 to 96.5 L) fuel tanks, allowing operators to work 10 to 12 hours before refueling.
Daily maintenance on the 200 Series skid steer loaders is quick and easy, so operators can stay on schedule. Regular ground-level maintenance points are grouped together and service can be performed by opening the rear engine compartment and door.
For complete access to major components, the service technician only needs to remove two nuts and washers to tilt the cab forward. There is nothing to disconnect, and no special tools required. The new hydraulic system uses hydraulic oil, extending the service internal to 2,000 hours and significantly reducing the amount of disposed oil.
Attachments increase versatility
New Holland offers more than 50 skid steer loader attachments—including augers, brooms, dozer blades, grapples, hammers, pallet forks and rakes—to handle countless construction, landscaping or agricultural jobs. From material handling, digging, lifting and hammering, to trenching, planing or drilling, operators can count on New Holland attachments to boost their productivity. For customers who frequently change attachments, the new skid steer loaders feature a hydraulic heavy-duty coupler.”
The 200 Series skid steer loaders also include proportional auxiliary control as a standard feature on all models.
“Equipment operators can count on New Holland skid steers 24/7. They’re bigger, badder and better,” December said. “Plus, customers can count on more than 900 New Holland dealers across North America for sales, service and support.”
To learn more about the New Holland skid steers, visit www.newholland.com/200series.
For additional New Holland Construction information, finance offers and more, please visit www.newholland.com. For a New Holland skid steer loader product demonstration, see your local New Holland dealer.
New Holland Construction manufactures and markets a full line of skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, loader backhoes, tractor loaders, excavators, compact and full-sized wheel loaders, crawler dozers, motor graders and telehandlers. More information is available at www.newholland.com. New Holland is a division of CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), which is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI). More information about CNH can be found online at www.cnh.com.