New Holland’s C Series backhoe-loaders with mechanical backhoe controls continue to feature a single gear pump open hydraulic system. However, the pilot backhoe controls on C Series models deliver improved fuel efficiency and cycle times via a variable-volume hydraulic system. “This system operates at a lower temperature,” says Goettel. “The variable-volume pump feature means lower fuel consumption each day, faster operating times and more productivity at lower costs.”
As you can see, backhoe-loader manufacturers offer a diverse choice of controls that is expanding with the new capabilities provided by the advent of electronic engines that meet Tier 4 requirements. The key lies in identifying which control system is really the best fit for your operators and application.