Equipment Spotlight: Backhoe Loaders

February 2011, Vol. 66 No. 2
Case’s new N Series loader/backhoe

The new TLB840 has a curved boom design that offers operators greater clearance to reach over obstacles and the ability to load closer into trucks for greater productivity. With a dig depth of 14 feet, 9 inches (extended to 18 feet, 1 inch) and a reach up of 18 feet, 9 inches (extended 21 feet, 11 inches), the unit is designed with a new slew system that provides high torque for easier backfilling and slewing uphill. The “deep dig” extendable dipper stick is new on the TLB840. With an optional thumb attachment, operators are able to clamp objects and materials between the bucket and dipper with ease. For high-productivity trenching, this new backhoe loaders brags 7,958 foot/pounds dipper tearout and 11,892 foot/pounds bucket tearout. The hydro mechanical self-leveling feature on the TLB840 enables the operator to avoid spillage and allows for load retention at full height. The hydraulic unload button controls the loader’s lift speed, as well as boosts the machine’s pushing performance. 662.393.1800, www.terex.com