No loader lift force or bucket breakout force is lost on Deere TMC units, he adds, since they use larger loader and bucket cylinders to actually increase these specs as it?s likely the front end will be used more with this configuration.
Visibility to the front of the machine is also an issue in loader applications. Certain designs may offer a better view than others.
A braceless loader frame improves visibility when operating in confined spaces, and to the quick coupler to speed attachment changes, Rohrbacker asserts.
New Holland backhoe-loaders feature slim cab pillars and sloped hoods for greater visibility to the front edge of the loader bucket. And for fast, easy attachment hookup, an optional auxiliary hydraulic circuit can be used with a mechanical quick-attach system or an electrohydraulic quick coupler.
A hydraulic quick coupler gives the operator the ability to quickly change out attachments like 4-in-1 buckets, street sweepers and forks, says Wade. It allows the backhoe to be one of the most versatile machines on the jobsite.
A good hydraulic quick attach can quickly pay for itself through increased machine utilization. The changeover time between buckets and forks can be as little as 20 seconds, says Tyler, so there is minimal downtime when changing attachments.