Bobcat Gets Bigger and Better
At a 3,300-lb. rated operating capacity and a 10-ft. 10-in. lift height, the Bobcat S330 skid-steer loader is the company's largest model. The vertical-lift path S330 builds upon the existing product line, while offering more lift capacity, increased horsepower and an improved cooling system.
The S330's transversely mounted, 85-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine delivers increased displacement and horsepower for added pushing power and drive torque when digging. Standard two-speed travel provides 6.9-mph normal travel speed and 12-mph high travel speed.
The SmartFan cooling system features a variable-speed fan that rotates at full speed only when required, allowing for increased cooling in extreme operating conditions. Automatic engine shutdown with hydraulic system monitor optimizes loader uptime by alerting the operator via gauges, warning lights and audible alarms when irregular conditions occur.
The skid steer comes with standard fingertip auxiliary hydraulic control, maximum/variable flow and forward/reverse detent. A deluxe panel option is available.
Operators can quickly and easily switch between attachments via the Bob-Tach attachment mounting system or optional hydraulic Power Bob-Tach system.
X2 Series Digs Up Multiple Improvements
LBX Co.'s Link-Belt X2 series excavators offers significant improvements over the LX series.
In field testing, X2 models burned 3 gal. less fuel per hour, thanks to clean-burning, fuel-efficient engines equipped with common rail fuel injection and EGR technology. The completely re-engineered Isuzu Tier III engines include a turbocharger with air-to-air intercooler and a four-valve OHC design.
The onboard computer senses and evaluates each load and allocates power where it's needed. In addition, four work modes adjust machine output by simply dialing the engine throttle to the specific setting.
The hydraulic system delivers a 10% increase in hydraulic horsepower. Load-sensing, automatic power boost delivers sufficient power for tough digging conditions or heavy lifting applications. Two-speed boom lifting and arm open/close functions, in cooperation with system regeneration, provide added digging, lifting and swing speeds in 90° applications.
Extreme Control technology supplies more responsive and precise joystick control, improving the operator's ability to feel the load. SMART travel (Smooth Multifunction Auto-Regulating Travel) allows an operator to simultaneously work and travel without significant loss of power in any function.
Every major component of the X2 series is designed for maximum strength, support and durability. Maintainability has also been improved thanks to extended service intervals, ground-level access to service points and onboard diagnostics.
Skid Steer FitsPopular Size Class
New Holland's new L175 skid-steer loader has a 2,000-lb. SAE rated operating capacity, situating it into the fastest growing size class for these machines. The 6,230-lb. unit provides a 4,300-lb. bucket breakout force. Power is supplied by a turbocharged engine rated at 60 gross hp.
"The L175 includes many of the same features available on New Holland's other skid-steer models, such as the patented Super Boom vertical lift linkage for better dump height and reach, a long wheelbase for exceptional stability, fast ground speeds and no rear towers to impair visibility," says David Daniels, brand marketing manager.
A full 10-ft. lift height and 29 in. of forward reach are combined with optimal stability to allow the machine to move bigger loads, enhancing productivity. Optional features include a two-speed configuration and deluxe cab with air conditioning.
Case Excavators Boost Efficiency
Case's CX B Series includes the CX160B, CX210B (standard, narrow and long-reach versions), CX240B (standard and long reach) and CX290B.