Loaders, skid steer

John Deere has added an Interim Tier 4 (IT4) engine option for its 744K 4WD loader. The John Deere PowerTech 9.0-L IT4 diesel engine uses cooled exhaust gas recirculation technology to meet emissions regulations while producing 304 hp.

Louis Keller, 87, of Edgeley, ND, died July 11. Keller and his brother, Cyril, invented the skid-steer loader, which in 1958 was bought by the Melroe Manufacturing Co., Gwinner, ND, which would later become the Bobcat Co. More than 750,000 Bobcat skid-steer loaders have been produced.

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The Model 332D skid-steer loader is equipped with an 89-hp turbocharged 5-cylinder Deere diesel engine delivering 2,400 rpm. Patented vertical-lift boom with cushioned boom cylinders provide exceptional load stability, lift-height and reach.

The new Ultimate tire line is designed to provide extra long life with up to twice the tread depth of conventional skid-steer tires.

Gehl compact articulated loader models 140, 340 and 540 feature tipping loads ranging from 1,900 to more than 5,100 pounds (when not articulated) and rated operating capacities from 950 to more than 2,550 pounds.

The new M-Series S650 skid-steer loader and T650 compact track loader are now available for order through local Bobcat dealerships.

The Ultimate Skid Steer Smackdown takes a “D-Tour” with the launch of John Deere’s new D-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), including stops at trade shows and real job sites so operators can check out the company’s hottest pieces of compact iron.

Case Construction Equipment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its skid steer loader by announcing the winners of three new Case 430 skid steers and other prizes in a live webcast 1 p.m. Central on December 14.

Responding to requests by compact utility equipment customers for greater power and productivity, Ditch Witch has combined compact size and outstanding power and versatility to create the SK350.

With a rated tip capacity of 2,400 pounds and SAE operating capacity of 840 pounds, the new Vermeer S800TX mini skid steer can efficiently lift and transport a large load of material in and around confined spaces.

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