Product Focus

|  May 05, 2010 |

Skid Steers

By Amy Materson

 

 

POWER BOOST

Give attachments the power they need with Bobcat’s S630 skid-steer loader, which features a 15-percent increase in hydraulic power over previous models, and a 23-gpm standard auxiliary hydraulic flow.

• Has a 2,180-pound rated operating capacity and operating weight of 7,707 pounds

• New lighting around the front of the machine increases output by more than 50 percent

• Hydraulic quick couplers are mounted to the front plate of the lift arm.

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LOFTY LOADING

Easily load material into the center of a truck with New Holland’s L185 skid steer, which features Super Boom vertical lift linkage for improved dump height and reach.

• Has 2,500-pound rated operating capacity and bucket breakout force of 7,670 pounds

• Dual-range transmission enables 11-mph travel speed

• Fast boom and bucket cycle times improve productivity.

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SIMPLIFIED SERVICING

Perform a variety of jobs with Case’s Model 435 skid steer, which features a vertical lift design suitable for lift and carry jobs.

• Single location daily service checks simplify maintenance

• Side lighting offers visibility for night work

• Easy-tilt ROPS provides easy access to components.

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COMFORTABLE CAB

Experience a big cab feel from a small skid steer with John Deere’s 318D, which has 24 percent more room and 6 inches more headroom than previous models.

• Electronically controlled engine has an auto idle feature for quiet operation and reduced  fuel consumption

• Precision boom and bucket controls allow speed and sensitivity adjustment

• Creeper mode slows wheel speed independently of the engine speed.

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FUEL SAVER

Simplify truck and material loading with Gehl’s V270 skid steer, which offers 130 inches of lift height.

• Has an 84-horsepower Yanmar turbo diesel engine and a 2,700-pound rated operating capacity

• Part-throttle operation available to reduce noise and fuel consumption

• Lift arm design provides side visibility and a direct view of the bucket’s cutting edge.

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IN CONTROL

Work at full power throughout a job with Komatsu’s SK820-5 skid steer, which has Automatic Power Control to improve loader arm and bucket control while eliminating engine stalls.

• Has 1,900-pound rated operating capacity and tipping load of `3,800 pounds

• Features bucket breakout forces of 4,200 pounds (short lip bucket) and 3,530 pounds (long lip bucket)

• Optional fully enclosed cab has slide-up overhead front doors and offers 360-degree visibility.

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SMOOTH OPERATOR

Maximize power to the ground with Caterpillar’s 246C, part of the C-Series line that has an electronic torque management system to prevent engine stalls and allow for part throttle operation, enabling smooth operation and reduced fuel usage.

• Radial lift skid steer has a 2,150-pound rated operating capacity

• Hydrostatic drive system features electro-hydraulic joystick control

• Features sealed and pressurized cab for clean, quiet environment.

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WEIGHTY MATTERS

Volvo’s B-Series skid steer features a rear counterweight to improve weight distribution and protect the rear door.

• Choose from foot and hand mechanical or hand-operated

hydraulic pilot controls

• Tier 3 engine delivers increased speed and decreased cycle times

• MC110B features a 2,400-pound rated operating capacity.

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