- 3,000 psi of hydraulic pressure powers a variety of attachments; auxiliary high-flow valve is available
- Work functions controlled with the standard dual-mechanical operating lever with the familiar H-pattern
- Operator station includes a ROPS/FOPS deluxe enclosed cab with climate-controlled air-conditioning, AM/FM radios, front window safety interlock, backup alarms and rotating beacons
Terex: Designed for productivity and low cost of ownership
“Terex offers a full line of skid-steer loaders to match the needs of our customers, four vertical lift units and four radius lift units, ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 lbs. of rated operating capacity and 50 to 83 hp," says Jamie Wright, Terex product manager. "Our wide offering gives customers the loader they need to get any job done."
Wright notes that Terex skid-steer loaders are designed for maximum productivity. With 10 in. of ground clearance for pushing through rugged underfoot conditions, coupled with high tractive effort to push harder, Terex models are built for tough conditions. In addition, Terex uses a joystick control for smooth and easy operation, as well as a low tower design for more visibility to further enhance productivity for the operator.
To make the rental owner's life easier, Terex skid steers have all daily service checks on one side of the machine, plus a tilt-up ROPS for easy access. Plus, mechanically faced axle seals provide long life and maximum durability for the axles bearing.
To make optimum use of job tools, a hydraulic quick attach system is optional.
"Customers asked us to make the cab environment more comfortable and intuitive for the operator," Wright notes. "Specific features included fingertip controls to operate the unit and attachments, pressurized cabs and roominess for the operator."
He adds, "Improving visibility is always at the top of the list when speaking with customers, as well, which greatly influenced the low tower design on the Terex units.”
- Optional two-speed transmission propels loaders up to 12 mph
- 25-gal fuel tanks in medium-frame loaders/30-gal fuel tanks in large-frame models
- Standard hydraulic joystick controls on all models
John Deere: D-Series meets the need for speed
Today's operators need faster travel speed across jobsites, so John Deere is introducing a two-speed option to its mid-frame 318D and 320D skid-steer loader models. The new option increases ground speed by as much as 62 percent on both manual and E/H controls machines, from 6.8 mph to 11 mph.
“Faster travel means more productivity,” says Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “With more speed, customers will see faster cycle times working with trucks on the jobsite or carrying landscaping material. They’ll also spend less time traveling between jobs and find it easier to roll snow off the blade while plowing.”
Shift on-the-go capability allows operators to kick into higher travel speeds with a simple flip of a toggle switch on the left-hand joystick. Electronically controlled shifting allows for seamless transition during upshifts and downshifts. “Smooth shifting helps eliminate bucket spillage, and ensures that more loads are spread or dumped when and where you want them,” Zupancic said.
The 318D and 320D are part of Deere’s customer-inspired D-Series skid steer line, featuring 24-percent larger cabs and six more inches of headroom than their predecessors. They are also quieter because of a hydraulic fan drive and engine auto-idle, and positively pressurized for better air temperature control. A larger door opening makes them easier to get in and out of.
- Two-speed option increases ground speeds 62%, from 6.8 mph to 11 mph
- 24% larger cabs with six inches more headroom than previous models
- Shift on-the-go capability with a flip of a toggle switch on the left-hand joystick
Mustang: Introducing the 3300V
Mustang introduces the all-new model 3300V skid-steer loader. “This machine was designed to achieve high lifting height with an excellent rated operating capacity,” says Kelly Moore, product manager for Mustang skid-steer loaders. “The new 3300V will excel in productivity, making it one of the most valuable machines on your jobsite.”