- Buyer's guide
Equipment Spotlight: Compact Track Loaders
Offerings from Bobcat, Vermeer, Case CE, Caterpillar, New Holland, John Deere, Ditch Witch and Komatsu.
The Bobcat T630 compact track loader is part of the M-Series. The T630 has a ROC of 2,230 pounds and an operating weight of 9,015 pounds. The radius lift path provides maximum forward reach at flatbed truck height for a variety of grading, digging, trenching and backfilling jobs. With the optional pressurized cab, operators work in extreme comfort and get improved visibility of the working area. Equip the new T630 with the optional Roller Suspension system to increase operator comfort without sacrificing durability. 866.823.7898, www.bobcat.com
Ideal for a wide range of applications the Vermeer S600TX maneuvers easily around tough worksites and reduces workload in the process. A 16 gallon (61L) fuel tank is the largest in its class, eliminating the need for refueling during the typical workday. The S600TX is available with a gas or diesel engine option and also comes with two track options (seven or 9-inch) to help match your worksite needs. 888.837.6337, www.vermeer.com
The Case 450CT compact track loader features a clean-burning, Tier III certified engine with increased horsepower. The 450CT is powered by a 4.5-liter turbocharged Case engine. The new cabs feature increased headroom and a wider lap bar, along with improved forward, side, rear and overhead visibility. A suspension seat is standard, and a new cushioned lap bar with arm rest and new ergonomically designed control handles provide more comfortable operation. An improved oil and fuel filter access helps avoid spills and speed up oil changes. A wide-fin side-by-side radiator and oil cooler improves cooling of the machines. A larger, 1125 CCA battery and a grid heater are standard. Case pilot controls are available from the factory in either “H” or ISO patterns. The 450CT incorporates a dozer-style undercarriage with fewer moving parts. An angled track frame and material scrapers decrease mud and material buildup. Steel-embedded tracks roll on rubber instead of steel for a longer-lasting track and a smoother ride. 262.636.6011, www.casece.com