Thomas Equipment Debuts Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader to Upgrade & Replace the Popular Thomas 175

Centreville, New Brunswick-Thomas Equipment Inc. announced the introduction of the Thomas 185 Skid Steer loader that upgrades and replaces the popular Thomas 175, featuring high-lift bucket height over 11 feet, an operating weight of 7,200 pounds, lift capacity of 1,850 pounds and over tons of breakout force.

Petter Etholm, President, said, “Thomas 185 reflects over aim to help productivity on construction, agricultural, mining and other worksites. From grading and paving to lifting and unloading, the Thomas 185 is as tough as its driver and versatile as conditions demand.”

Gilbert Bedard, Vice President of Global Sales, said, “Thomas 185 does heavy lift and carry jons as easily as routine worksite tasks and offers cab comfort and extensive features.”

Bedard noted, “The Thomas 185 is powered by a 4-cylinder 59 HP Tier-3 engine that meets or beats environmental standards, moves at nearly 8 mph and features an easy-to-service universal joint, rather than troublesome traditional bands, and has a 100-chain -drive to deliver tremendous traditional traction.”

Bedard said the Thomas 185 also includes standard features such as:

  • Sound Suppression System kit around engine
  • Fully lined cab for comfort
  • Hand Controls
  • Self-Level valve control
  • Extensive extras from electrical rigging for future use and lockable fuel and hydraulic caps to dome light, horn and more.

The Thomas 185 skid steer loaser also features two-in-line hydrostatic pumps to lift, pull, and hoist; dump height over 9 feet; sure grip 8-ply or 10-ply tires for stability and pushing power, and a range of attachments and options, said Bedard

Thomas Equipment Inc., online at, is a unit of OSIRIS Corporation (OSRS),,  which provides a variety of branded and other products to industrial markets through subsidiaries including: Thomas Equipment Inc; Thomas Equipment Asia Co. Ltd; Thomas Ventures, Inc.,  Pneutech-Rosseau, Inc. and TcomT Inc. Osiris” units manufacture and market industrial and construction equipment, distribute pneumatic and hydraulic systems and designs wireless devices for the telecommunication industry, among other activities.

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