Equipment Spotlight: Compact Track Loaders

October 2010 Vol. 65 No. 10
John Deere's 323d track loader.

Bobcat
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The T870 is the largest compact track loader Bobcat has ever manufactured boasting 12,678-pounds and a ROC of 3,325 pounds. The highest lift height of 144 inches will be appreciated by those who load over tandem axle trucks with side boards added, hay wagons, and mortar mixers, as well as those stacking brick, blocks or other palletized material. On the T870, the standard auxiliary hydraulic flow is 23.8 gallons per minute, with an optional high flow of 37.4 gallons per minute. New job-enhancing features were added to the optional Deluxe Instrumentation Panel. Available only on M-Series machines, the panel intelligently monitors key loader functions, and the keyless start helps prevent theft. The new five-inch, full-color LCD screen offers better readability and interaction. Easy-to-read virtual sweep gauges allow the operator to quickly read and understand the machine’s performance. 866.823.7898, www.bobcat.com

Kubota Tractor Corp.
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Efficient Kubota engines power the new 75-hp SVL75 and the 90-hp SVL90 compact track loaders. These new models are all-Kubota designed, engineered and manufactured. 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. Kubota's versatile compact track loaders are equipped with a rigid-mount undercarriage and a vertical lift designed for long reach and maximum lifting and dumping capabilities. A variety of performance-matched attachments are available for the SVL75 and SVL90, including several bucket options with teeth or straight edges, 4-in-1 buckets, pallet forks and more. A wide cab entrance and a spacious, comfortable operator area are standard. The roomy operator area features a high-back, fully adjustable suspension seat and ample leg room. A hand-and-foot throttle ensures exceptional convenience. Both models are equipped with two-speed travel and high ground clearance for optimal travel performance on rough construction site terrain. The overall design is built to ensure stability and comfort in uneven terrain. 888.458.2682, www.kubota.com