Compact Track Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

October 2013, Vol. 68 No. 10
New Holland’s dozer-style undercarriage is engineered to hold fast on steep slopes and take command of muddy or sandy terrain.

Compact track loaders from New Holland, Bobcat, John Deere, Case, Caterpillar and Kubota Tractor Corp.

New Holland
New Holland’s 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. Avoid de-tracking on inclines with the crawler-style rollers that have a larger inner diameter flange positioned between the track tabs. The elevated drive sprocket increases component life by keeping the motor assembly out of material and moisture. northamerica.construction.newholland.com

Bobcat
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Bobcat’s T770 packs increased power in an easy-to-maneuver machine. The Bobcat T770 compact track loader, part of the M-Series line of loaders, provides top productivity and the ability to extend your working season. The T770 has an operating weight of 10,327 pounds, a rated operating capacity of 3,475 pounds and is powered by a 92-hp turbo-diesel engine. With the optional pressurized cab, operators can work in extreme comfort and have improved visibility of the working area. 866.823.7898, bobcatadvantage.com

John Deere
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The 329E and 333E make up John Deere’s E-Series line of compact track loaders (CTLs). The large-frame CTLs feature a flat floor design with 25 percent more foot room than previous models, giving operators more comfort in the cab. Lower noise levels also contribute to reduced operator fatigue and increased productivity. All models include low-effort electro-hydraulic (EH) controls for additional comfort and ease of operation. The EH controls are available for ISO, H, and foot control patterns. In addition, the E-Series features an option to allow the operator to switch between all three previously mentioned industry control patterns. 800.503.3373, deere.com