Equipment Spotlight: Compact Track Loaders

October 2009 Vol. 64 No. 10
Bobcat's T630 compact track loader.

Caterpillar
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The 289C Compact Track Loader’s fully suspended, steel embedded rubber track undercarriage provides a smooth ride, better load retention and greater productivity. Spacious, sealed and pressurized cab, low ground pressure, highly durable components and excellent drawbar performance help operator’s get more done and increase the bottom line. The undercarriage employs four independent torsion axles for a better ride and excellent bucket load retention. The 289C features a two-speed drive system with a maximum speed of 8.5 miles per hour. The electro-hydraulic joystick control of the drive motor delivers straight-line tracking and electronic torque management. Caterpillar exclusive drive motor seal guards extend the lives of seals and final drives. The 289C has rated operating capacities of 3,850 pounds, at 50 percent of tipping load. Net-horsepower rating is 82. Lift-arm-path design is vertical for the 289C. 309.675.1000, catrequests@cat.com

New Holland
The C175 compact track loader has 2,200 pounds rated operating capacity and an operating weight of 7,535 pounds. Having an overall width of 71.1 inches over the tracks, a length of 129.5 inches and a ground pressure of 5.3 psi, the C175 can get into hard-to-reach areas with little disturbance to the working environment and will fit on most standard trailers. A deluxe cab offers a larger view with the see-through roof panel that provides a clear view to the bucket or attachment – even when positioned at full height. A new convex glass door opens a full 90 degrees for easy entry and exit. The backlit sight-at-a-glance instrument panel features logical labeling for easy operation and is vertically mounted for better visibility. Operator controls are also vertically positioned for easy access and a better view. 888.365.6423, construction.newholland.com

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