Skid-Steer Loaders

August 2010 Vol. 65 No. 8
John Deere's 332D skid-steer loader.

John Deere
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.

Optimal 60/40 weight distribution, low center of gravity, long wheelbase, and high ground clearance deliver unsurpassed balance and agility. Quick-Tatch hitch accommodates a wide variety of Worksite Pro attachments. For operator comfort, a sculpted seat, ergonomically correct armrests, and adjustable foot pedals provide day-long comfort and support. The overhead instrument panel includes an electronic monitor with diagnostic capability and easy-to-operate sealed switches. For longer service life, a 500-hour engine oil, 3-micron hydraulic, and 5-micron fuel filters provide extra protection. 800.503.3373, www.johndeere.com

Komatsu America
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The SK820-5 skid steer loader is equipped with Komatsu’s patented Automatic Power Control, HydrauMind hydraulics and a standard two-speed transmission. With a 54-hp engine, the SK820-5 has a 6,480-pound operating weight with a 1,900 pound operating capacity. Other features include an auxiliary hydraulic circuit with a maximum flow of 16 gpm, with the option of a “Super Flow” auxiliary hydraulic circuit at a maximum flow at 26 gpm. This skid steer offers a standard, two-speed, shift-on-the-go transmission with a working speed of 6.5 mph and a travel speed of 10 mph. All instrumentation is located on the operator restraint bar for easy viewing, and all controls and switches are within easy reach of the operator. The Komatsu SK820 skid steer loader has one of the longest wheel bases in its class, 41.3 inches, giving the operator a stable ride and an excellent platform for operating high production attachment. 866.513.5778, www.komatsuamerica.com

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