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Compact Track Loaders: Equipment Spotlight
Compact track loaders from Bobcat, Case, Kubota Tractor Corp., Caterpillar, New Holland, John Deere and Terex.
The new T770 compact track loader has vertical-lift-path arms and a height-to-hinge pin measurement of 132 inches — 3.5 inches higher than the K-Series loaders. With an operating weight of 10,887 pounds, it has a rated operating capacity of 3,100 pounds and is powered by a Tier III 92-hp water-cooled diesel engine. Maximum travel speed in 6.6 miles per hour (single speed) and 10.7 miles per hour (two speed option). Tipping load is 8,857 pounds. On the T770, the standard auxiliary hydraulic flow is 23 gallons per minute, with an optional high flow of 36.5 gallons per minute. 866.823.7898, bobcat.com
The new Case Alpha Series compact track loaders deliver 74 hp in the TR270 and 90 hp in both the TR320 and TV380. Rated operating capacities range from 2,700 to 3,800 pounds. The TR270 and TR320 are radial-lift models. The TV380 is a vertical-lift model. A dozer-style undercarriage is engineered to hold fast on steep slopes and take command of muddy or sandy terrain. The undercarriage has a rigid track frame with fewer moving parts, so it is more durable and easier to maintain than suspension track systems. Improved visibility, operator comfort, climate management and operator controls define the new machines. The new Power Stance chassis design features a longer wheelbase for added stability. Electro-hydraulic (EH) switchable controls are available on all Alpha Series models. This is especially helpful when two or more operators run the equipment, and can easily switch between control patterns based on individual preference. 262.636.6011, casece.com
Kubota Tractor Corp.
The model SVL75 and SVL90 compact track loaders are Kubota designed, engineered and manufactured, and powered by a Kubota diesel engine. The machines offer best-in-class bucket breakout force and exceptional lifting capacity, providing outstanding performance and productivity. The 74.3-gross hp SVL75 boasts a 6,204-pound bucket breakout-force and a 4,881-pound lifting capacity. The 90-gross hp SVL90 has a bucket breakout-force of 7,961 pounds and a lifting capacity of 5,869 pounds. Both models are powered by a four-cylinder, direct injection, turbo-charged Kubota diesel engine. 888.458.2682, kubota.com