2005 Compact Track Loader Specs

Although compact track loaders have been around since the late '80s, it has only been within about the last five years that they have really emerged as a true construction tool. Today, these machines are enabling users to get on the job faster and work longer into the season, thanks to their ability to work in soft soils and muddy surfaces. They provide minimal ground disturbance in sensitive underfoot conditions, plus they offer attachment versatility rivaling their wheeled counterparts.

With the recent entry of additional players into the compact track loader market, you now have even more brands, models and features to choose from. Following is a look at available models from 13 major suppliers.

Caterpillar Inc.
The Caterpillar Multi Terrain loaders are designed for versatility, flotation, traction, stability and ride quality. Pilot hydraulic joystick controls provide loweffort, precise operation. The suspended undercarriage transfers machine weight to the ground through wheeled contact points bearing against the track for very low ground pressure. The 287B is available with the highflow XPS hydraulic system. The loadsensing, variable displacement piston pump ensures maximum hydraulic horsepower and performance.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
247B
57
6,670
1,367
3,730
84
3.8
257B
57
7,560
1,615
3,730
89
4.3
267B
68
9,400
2,030
5,570
92
3.1
277B
76
9,400
2,065
5,570
92
3.1
287B
76
10,240
2,520
5,100
94
3.8

Mustang Mfg.
The MTL16, MTL20 and MTL25 track loaders range from 66 to 97 hp. All three models incorporate a dedicated track design with a heavyduty undercarriage system. Boasting added traction and flotation, the units provide minimal ground disturbance and maximum power in a variety of applications. Joystick controls and a roomy cab make for increased operator comfort, adding to overall productivity.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
MTL16
66
7,497
1,620
6,709
87.8
4.86
MTL20
81
9,590
2,083
7,425
94.8
4.1
MTL25
97
10,692
2,470
8549
91.0
4.3

Bobcat
Bobcat manufactures five compact track loaders, including the new T140 model introduced earlier this year. The units provide greater digging and pushing performance in rough terrain, and often extend the working season with their ability to operate in wet and soft ground conditions. For those jobsites where ground disturbance is an issue, the low ground pressure exerted by the machine's rubber tracks makes them an ideal solution.

Model
Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
T140
46
6,424
1,400
NA*
109.6
5
T180
61
7,078
1,800
4,350
114.5
5
T190
61
7,244
1,900
4,450
118.2
5
T250
81
9,121
2,500
5,500
122.4
4
T300
81
9,354
3,000
6,100
126.4
4
* Not available at this time

ASV Inc.
The PosiTrack compact track loaders are designed from the ground up to run on ASV's advanced suspended rubber track undercarriage, which provides added traction and low ground pressure. The unique rubber track undercarriages allow users to increase productivity in all conditions, from tough construction sites to sensitive landscaping. PosiTracks traverse nearly any terrain with minimal damage to the ground and without compromise to machine width, ground clearance or stability.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
RC30*
28.5
3,305
560
2,500
80.25
2.5
RC50*
47
5,350
1,050
3,150
115.0
2.7
RC60*
56
6,200
1,330
3,300
115.0
3.1
RC85
81
9,710
2,380
6,400
125.0
3.3
RC100
93.5
10,150
2,660
6,400
125.0
3.5
RCV
81
10,500
2,800
6,600
131.0
3.4
* Turf Edition available

Hyundai
The Hyundai HSL1500T helps reduce operating costs with a combination of performance, affordability and reliability. The unit brings power, visibility and control for the most demanding jobs. And with its tight turning radius, it helps get the job done even on the most confined jobsites.

Model
Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
HSL 1500T
83
10,500
2,240
7,000
94.8
5.8

JCB Inc.
The 190T and 1110T have highdrive rubber track systems that provide increased flotation, reduced ground bearing pressure and increased lift capacity and stability over rubber tires. The rubber track loaders enable JCB's Robots to be used in a wide range of applications where wheeled skidsteer loaders are not effective. The track machines also offer more hours of continued operation in adverse working conditions. The 190T and 1110T feature JCB's single loader arm design, which allows side entry into the cab.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
190T
82
9,702
1,985
4,457
123
4.8
1110T
92
10,198
2,250
4,457
123
4.8

John Deere
The new Deere CT 322 and CT 332 deliver various benefits, including stability, visibility, serviceability, smoothness of ride, flotation and tractive efforts. The units combine massive breakout forces with reinforced booms, thicker upper links, larger cooling capacity and larger fuel tanks. They are designed with rigorous compact track loader applications in mind they can absorb the higher loads from increased pushing power and breakout forces.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
CT 322
62 8,305 6,400 4,300 115.2 5.1
CT 332
76 10,825 9,200 8,210 127.0 4.36.0a
* Bucket breakout with heavyduty construction bucket
** Height to hinge pin a Varies with track width

Takeuchi Mfg.
The TL140 combines the power of the TL150 with the versatility of the TL130. It features a twospeed travel system for operating at high (6.4 mph) and low (4.5 mph) travel speeds. It also uses a hydrostatic drive system directly coupled with planetary final drives for efficient power transfer that an operator can easily control. With 18in.wide rubber tracks and an undercarriage that provides flotation capabilities, the TL140 can operate on soft or loose ground, improved surfaces, muddy conditions or a combination of conditions.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
TL130
67 7,497 1,620 6,728 119.3 4.86
TL140
81 9,590 2,083 7,403 122.9 4.10
TL150
97 10,692 2,470 8,692 126.1 4.30

Case Corp.
The 445CT and 450CT compact track loaders offer long life, a comfortable ride and easy maintenance. The 445CT offers 74 net hp with a lift capacity of 3,500 lbs. The 450CT delivers 82 net hp and a lift capacity of 3,857 lbs. The 445 CT delivers power reach vertical lift, while the 450CT has a power cycle radial arm configuration for highproduction digging and faster cycle times.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
445CT
74 9,815 2,500 5,167 92.3 4.3
450CT
82 10,915 2,700 6,200 94.5 4.8

Rayco Mfg.
The C87L Super Crawler utilizes the same components found on larger steel track equipment for performance on various surfaces. The undercarriage with highstrength steel tracks is suited for rugged, highimpact conditions. The 87hp Deutz turbocharged diesel engine provides ample power. A standard .75cu.yd. bucket and 121in. lift height make short work of long jobs. The universal quickcoupler system allows easy changes between standardsize attachments.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
C87L
87 9,400 2,500 5,240 121 4.9

Gehl Co.
Gehl expands its line of compact track loaders with the addition of the CTL 70. Powered by an 81hp Isuzu turbocharged, Tier II diesel engine, the CTL 70 delivers a 2,976lb. rated operating load (50% tipping capacity), bucket breakout force up to 7,401 lbs. and nearly 20 gpm of hydraulic hp. Standard features on all models include twospeed drive, pilotoperated joystick controls, hydraulic selfleveling, leakfree hydraulic couplers and a spacious ROPS/FOPS cab with highback, sixway suspension seat.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
CTL 60
66 7,497 1,620 6,728 93.3 4.86
CTL 70
81 9,590 2,083 7,401 94.8 4.10
CTL 80
97 10,692 2,470 8,692 93.5 4.30

New Holland Construction
The LT185.B and LT190.B compact track loaders feature the Super Boom vertical lift linkage and a rugged, simple undercarriage design. They can be equipped with three track belt widths ranging from 12.5 to 17.7 in. Belts are interchangeable and easy to remove and install. Both models feature a standard twospeed transmission for travel speeds up to 8 mph. The optional hydraulic mount plate allows the operator to securely attach and remove buckets and attachments without leaving the seat.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
LT185.B
72 9,280 2,400 6,034 100.0 4.14.6*
LT190.B
74 9,295 2,900 6,034 101.9 4.14.6*
* Range based on 15.7 or 17.7in. belt

Thomas Equipment
The T320 has a 2,200lb. rated lift capacity and 7,000 lbs. of breakout force. Power is provided by an 87.4gross hp Kubota turbocharged diesel engine. The selfcleaning track design uses largediameter front and rear open sprockets for increased track wrap. A shiftonthego twospeed drive system provides a lowspeed, hightorque work range, plus up to a 12.3mph travel range. The T320 quickly converts from tracks to flotation tire, four-wheel drive.

Model Engine HP
(net)
Operating Weight
(lbs.)
Rated Capacity
(35% tip load)
Breakout Force
(lbs.)
Dump Height
(in.)
Ground Pressure
(psi)
T320
83 10,500 2,240 7,000 94.8 5.8

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