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Skid-Steer Loaders: Equipment Spotlight
Skid steer loaders, mini skid steers and attachments from Volvo, Case, New Holland Construction, Bobcat, Caterpillar, John Deere, Vermeer, Ditch Witch and McLaughlin.
Volvo offers the first nine models in its C-Series skid steer loader line that are Tier 3 compliant, have rated operating capacities from 2,250 pounds and gross engine power from 84 hp to 92 hp. The first four tracked models in the range have rated operating capacities up to 3,200 pounds and gross engine power to 92 hp. Due to the single loader, tower arm design, the operator cab access is easier and safer. On wheeled machines, a bolt-on non-slip step under the door increases safe entry and exit of the cab. Dependable track performance provides increased stability on steep grades and rough ground. Tracks deliver higher traction and floatation, along with lower ground pressure. 828.650.2000, www.volvo.com
Case introduces the new line of Alpha Series skid steers with nine models. The line includes two models with operating capacities below 1,600 pounds. The Case SR130 and SR150, both radial lift models, have rated operating capacities of 1,300 pounds and 1,500 pounds respectively. The SR130 is rated at 43 hp and the SR150 is rated at 49 hp. The Case Alpha Series includes six radial-lift skid steers, the SR130, SR150, SR175, SR200, SR220 and SR250, engineered for digging, prying and pushing – and three vertical-lift models (SV185, SV250 and SV300) designed for lift-and-carry applications. 866.54.CASE6, www.casece.com