New Holland Launches Six Updated Loader Backhoes

May 2011, Vol. 66 No. 5

New Holland Construction has upgraded six B Series loader backhoes – models B90B, B95B, B95B TC, B95B LR, B110B and B115B.

The new machines offer a 4.5-liter, turbocharged engine, ranging from 95 hp to 108 hp. With loader breakout forces ranging from 12,169 to 15,212 pounds, B Series loader backhoes also excel in tough digging conditions, making these machines ideal for grading and land clearing applications.

Two new transmission options – a Powershuttle or Powershift – are available on the B95B, B95B LR, B95B TC and B110B models to match the operator’s needs. The Powershuttle option, which offers four forward and reverse gears is available on the B90B. The Powershift option, which offers four forward and three reverse gears, as well as a kick-down feature, is available on the B115B.

The Powershuttle transmission, which retains the use of the right-hand shifter, uses synchronizers for on-the-go shifting between all four gear speeds. With the Powershift transmission, the gear shifting is done with hydraulic clutches. Using Powershift, the operator can select either automatic or manual gear shifting modes. Auto mode provides automatic transmission shifting, similar to wheel loaders. The gearshift points are based on vehicle ground speed. Manual mode gives the operator full control of the transmission gear, independent of vehicle speed. The Powershift transmission also features a Forward/Reverse modulation with three selectable modes: firm, smooth and normal.

The B Series loader backhoes include the B95B LR (long-reach) and B95B TC (tool carrier) models. The B95B LR combines the compact size of the B95B base unit with the longer stick of the B110B and provides excellent dig depth, reach and fuel consumption. The B95B TC delivers true self-leveling both up and down, making it ideal for material handling use.

The curved-boom design decreases transport height while increasing digging power. The new machines maintain the narrow boom design for excellent visibility into the trench and spoil pile. Wedge-style buckets reduce heel drag, allowing the operator to effectively undercut when needed.

These models feature pilot backhoe controls deliver greater fuel efficiency – an increase of up to 10 percent – and improved cycle times through the variable volume hydraulic system. This system operates at a lower temperature than competitive hydraulic systems. B Series models featuring mechanical backhoe controls continue to feature a single gear pump open hydraulic system.