Caterpillar's New Compact Track Loaders

Caterpillar recently unveiled three new additions to its line of rubber-track loaders - 279C, 289C and 299C. These loaders feature a newly engineered suspension-type undercarriage, designed and built by Caterpillar, with the chassis of their multi terrain loader counterparts, the 277C, 287C and 297C. Joining the construction equipment podcast to discuss the new rubber-track loaders and where they fit into the product line are Pierre Verdon Industry Manager North America - skid steer loaders, multi-trerrian loaders and compact track loaders and Todd Lynnes, Product Marketing Manger - skid steer loaders, multi-train loaders and compact track loaders. Listen to the podcast at the bottom of this post. Basic Specifications for 279C, 289C and 299C Compact Track Loaders   279C 289C 299C Rated op. capacity (50% tipping load) 3,200 lb (1415 kg) 3,850lb (1746 kg) 4,150 lb (1882 kg) Operating weight 9,892 lb (4487 kg) 10,365 lb (4702 kg) 10,730 lb (4867 kg) Engine model Cat C3.4T Cat C3.4T Cat C3.4T Net engine power 82 hp (61 kW) 82 hp (61 kW) 90 hp (67 kW) Hydraulic power: Standard High Flow XPS   22 gpm (84 L/min) 3,335 psi (23 000 kPa) 33 gpm (125 L/min) 4,061 psi (28 000 kPa)   22 gpm (84 L/min) 3,335 psi (23 000 kPa) 33 gpm (125 L/min) 4,061 psi (28 000 kPa)   22 gpm (84 L/min) 3,335 psi (23 000 kPa) 33 gpm (125 L/min) 4,061 psi (28 000 kPa) Linkage type Radial Vertical Vertical Bucket pin height at max. lift 123 in. (3128 mm) 127 in. (3239 mm) 129 in. (3286 mm) Travel speed:    One speed    Two speed option   5.0 mph (8.1 kph) 8.5 mph (13.6 kph)   5.0 mph (8.1 kph) 8.5 mph (13.6 kph)   5.0 mph (8.1 kph) 8.5 mph (13.6 kph) Machine width 78 in. (1981 mm) 78 in. (1981 mm) 78 in. (1981 mm) Ground pressure 4.0 psi (27.2 kPa) 4.1 psi (28.5 kPa) 4.3 psi (29.6 kPa)

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