Equipment Roundup: CTLs becoming more powerful; New Genie XC platforms; First Look at International HV Series; New JCB CTLs; Hyundai HX130LCR excavator

Genie’s new XC aerial platforms add capacity, meet ANSI standards

Genie has unleashed a slew of improvements to its aerial work platform models under the XC label.

The XC stands for “extra capacity,” and the company has added four telescopic boom models to the XC lineup – the S-60 XC, S-65 XC, S-80-XC and S-85 XC. It also introduces its first XC articulated boom model in North America, the Z-45 XC.

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First Look: Navistar’s HV Series replaces WorkStar with hopes of wooing drivers back

Navistar’s new International HV severe-duty vocational truck is the latest truck introduction in the company’s efforts to rebrand its entire vehicle lineup. It was made available for limited on-course test drives to members of the media at a press event in New Carlisle, Indiana this week.

From the outside, the HV looks identical to its WorkStar predecessor. But under the hood and inside the cab, the HV offers a few notable updates. In addition to Cummins B6.7 and L9 engine options, the HV is available with Navistar’s new International A26 12.4-liter engine, replacing the N9, N10 and N13 engine options on the WorkStar.

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JCB intros 210T, 215T CTLs, packing big power into a small package

JCB has designed its new compact track loaders, the 210T and 215T, to be small enough for work in confined spaces, but packed it with enough power for lifting a pallet of sod or brick.

The machines weigh less than 10,000 pounds each and have 74-horsepower JCB Diesel by Kohler engines that require no diesel particulate filter or diesel exhaust fluid.

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Hyundai’s new HX130LCR excavator fills gap for compact swing machine

Hyundai has introduced its HX130LCR, a 13.5-ton compact-radius excavator, and its companion, the HX130LCRD, which includes a dozer blade. The machines made their official debut at the ICUEE show earlier this month.

The cab features an 8-inch touchscreen monitor with an optional 360-degree virtual view of the jobsite environment around the machine. The system includes Intelligent Moving Object Detection, which warns the operator when objects come within 16.5 feet of the machine.

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More loading power, integrated electronics making CTLs most adaptable machines in the yard

Contractors buy compact track loaders because they are flexible machines – adapting to a wide range of applications with the use of specialized attachments – while still being loaders first and foremost.

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This emphasis on loading capabilities has prompted, for example, John Deere to up the ante on its G Series CTLs. Deere has increased the breakout force of its two largest models, the 331G and 333G, by 40 percent. Hinge pin height has gone from 127 inches to 132 inches to provide more clearance over 10-foot truck sides. A boom performance package (available in November) features self-levelling of the bucket during both raising and lowering as well as return-to-dig and return-to-carry at the push of a button.

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