The following is our round-up of the latest loaders:
ASV LLC introduced the large-frame, radial-lift Posi-Track RT-75 compact track loader. The RT-75 features highly efficient hydraulics and an innovative, high-capacity cooling system while delivering superior serviceability. ASV’s patented Posi-Track undercarriage provides the industry’s highest ground clearance, lowest ground pressure, best traction and longest track life.
Bobcat M2-Series loaders
The M2-Series compact loaders from Bobcat Company offer a variety of performance, operator comfort and visibility enhancements to help increase operator productivity and provide enhanced machine uptime protection. Cab comfort is enhanced with an automatic ride control option and new front and rear cab isolators, door seals and side screen dampers to reduce vibration and noise. A redesigned top window improves visibility with a 34-percent increase in open area. This is beneficial when loading material into a high-sided truck. Also available is an optional side lighting kit for increased visibility when working when it’s dark. A new reversing fan option allows loader operators to temporarily reverse the cooling fan direction — for several seconds — to blow dust and small debris from the radiator and rear screens. This helps minimize downtime and can reduce the cooling area cleaning frequency.
Case SV340 skid-steer loader
With a rated operating capacity of 3,400 pounds and bucket breakout force of 9,531 pounds, the 90-hp. SV340 is Case’s most powerful skid-steer. Ideal for running demanding, high-productivity attachments, the SV340 offers optional high-flow (38.7 gpm at 3,450 psi) and enhanced high-flow (35 gpm at 4,000 psi) auxiliary hydraulics. Heavy-duty 14 x 17.5 tires, additional counterweights and a long wheelbase provide a stable platform for high production and heavy attachments. The SV340 offers one of the widest cabs in the industry and the lowest entry threshold for easy access and greater visibility down to the bucket edge or attachment. The cab-forward design, large rear window, and ultra-narrow wire side screens provides best-in-class 360-degree visibility to the job site. The SV340 offers Case’s easy-tilt cab for convenient access to the drivetrain compartment, and all routine service points are located at the rear of the machine for simplified maintenance. The 90-hp. FPT engine with SCR+DOC technology maximizes uptime by avoiding the cost and hassle of DPF after-treatment systems.
Cat M-Series compact wheel loaders
The new Cat M-Series Compact Wheel Loaders — 910M, 914M and the all-new 918M — include a new, larger-displacement engine that meets U.S. EPATier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards, as well as new options and features that further enhance value, operator comfort, and safety.
- The new, 115-horsepower 918M expands the Cat compact wheel loader family, and has the features to perform efficiently in a range of tasks.
- A new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine powers the three new M-Series wheel loaders and has a clean emissions module designed to manage itself with no operator intervention or downtime.
- The 910M and 914M feature an intelligent power-management systems that balances performance and fuel efficiency.
- The deluxe cab of the new M-Series models is designed to provide all-day comfort.
- A multi-function, loader-control joystick provides easy, single-lever control of loading functions, as well as transmission and differential-lock controls.
Ditch Witch SK600 mini skid-steer
Ditch Witch introduced the SK600 mini skid-steer. Equipped with an efficient 24.8-hp. Kubota diesel engine, this machine delivers maximum efficiency to the attachment for enhanced productivity and versatility on landscape and irrigation jobs. Operators can rely on the SK600 for its ability to handle tasks that require heavy-duty strength and power with a 600-pound rated operating capacity and a 76-inch hinge-pin height. The SK600 incorporates the Ditch Witch construction-grade design for exceptional durability, longevity and machine return on investment for landscapers and rental companies. With easily accessible maintenance points, operators save time and money keeping the machine running smoothly. A best-in-class operator platform improves the machine’s platform stability and ground clearance compared to similar models on the market. Operators can effectively maintain hydraulic flow to the attachment with an easy-to-use, auxiliary-control foot pedal.
JCB 260 skid-steer loader
JCB’s 260 skid-steer loader is a vertical-lift machine offering increased capacity and greater reach at maximum lift height. Its rated operating capacity is 2,600 pounds, and the machine is powered by a 74-hp. JCB Ecomax engine. The 260 features JCB’s unique “PowerBoom” design, which uses a single-arm loader, rather than the conventional two-arm loader design. A unique left-side entry door allows the operator to enter and exit the machine clear of the attachment and loader arm. Like all new JCB skid-steer and track loaders, the 260 features myCHOICE controls operation software, giving operators the ability to adjust their travel and loader controls for optimal operation. The 260’s tilting cab gives technicians improved access to the machine’s power train and hydraulic components. Switching to any of the machine’s 30 attachments is a snap thanks to a standard universal mechanical hitch or an optional hydraulic quick hitch.
John Deere severe-duty construction buckets
Designed to take advantage of the improved performance and boom design of the large-frame 332G skid-steer and 333G compact track loader (CTL), John Deere now offers 90-inch severe-duty construction buckets. Available with a serrated edge or as a tooth bucket, these new additions to the John Deere lineup of Worksite Pro attachments are redefining expectations of what compact equipment can accomplish. The 90-inch buckets come standard with a serrated edge that’s reversible to a smooth side. The serrated side is efficient for cutting a graded surface, loosening hard-to-penetrate materials such as packed gravel, or breaking up frozen ground. The smooth side cutting edge is more efficient for fine, finish-grade work and back-dragging materials. Bucket teeth are also available as an option. The welded-on teeth drastically increase digging ability and help cut into rocky soil, scoop loose dirt or dig out roots.
Kioti KL5510 front end loader
The Kioti KL5510 front end loader is specifically designed to suit Kioti Tractor’s compact DK10 Series. The loader utilizes the tractor’s hydraulic system to provide single-lever joystick control in order to enhance operator handling and functionality. Delivering a lift capacity of 2,660 pounds at a maximum lift height of 109 inches, the KL5510 is designed to work alongside the operator to power through heavy loads on land. The low-profile design provides driver visibility and also features quick attachment properties and a built-in parking stand to ease connection to the rugged workhorse. The mid-mount style frame of the loader permits engine accessibility while remaining attached to the tractor. The Kioti KL5510 front end loader comes with a standard bucket level indicator, and features a digging depth of 9.1 inches.
Vermeer CTX100 compact utility loader
Vermeer has extended its CTX mini skid-steer product line with the addition of the CTX100 compact utility loader. The CTX100 features vertical lift boom arms, which offer a higher lift capacity than a similarly sized radial lift arm machine. In addition, Vermeer has increased the hinge pin height to help landscape contractors load and transport materials more efficiently. The CTX100 has a tipping capacity of 2,958 pounds and a rated operating capacity of 1,035 pounds. On 7-inch tracks, the CTX100 measures 36 inches wide and can fit through a standard gate, making it easier for landscape contractors to transport materials from the truck to the backyard. In ground conditions where more traction or floatation is needed, the CTX100 is available with 9-inch-wide tracks. For additional accessibility, the CTX100 has a hinge pin height of 89.5 inches, which enables operators to lift wide materials over the top of the gate opening.