Equipment Spotlight: Compact Track Loaders

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

Ditch Witch
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The SK650 mini track loader is equipped with a 31-hp Kubota turbo diesel engine that directs 20-net hp to the attachment. Both the fuel and hydraulic tanks are mounted on the outside of the machine’s frame. With an eight-gallon capacity, most jobs can be completed without stopping to fuel. Quick-disconnect attachment fittings enable attachments to be changed with the hydraulic system under pressure, which speeds productivity. The SK650 is equipped with a foot pedal auxiliary control that allows the operator to drive the attachment by foot, freeing up his hands to control depth and ground speed. A float section on the auxiliary valve is also included to enable the operator to make more efficient use of attachments. Pilot control valves for ground drive provide responsive steering with little or no vibration through the control handles, minimizing operator fatigue. 800.654.6481,


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Komatsu’s CK 30 Compact Track Loader is equipped with: two speed travel; pilot proportional joystick controls; two-way auxiliary hydraulics; bucket self leveling system; and automatic power control that allows maximum utilization of engine power without stalling. The CK30 is equipped with a three flange front idler that guides the track over the front of the undercarriage and maintains contact with both track guides. This unique design enhances the ability of the undercarriage to retain the track even when working on slopes. Rubber track are easily adjusted, sprockets are reversible and all undercarriage components are lifetime sealed and lubricated. 866.513.5778,

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