Skid-Steer Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

August 2012, Vol. 67 No. 8
The Bobcat S770.

Skid steer loaders from Bobcat, John Deere, Case, Volvo CE, New Holland Construction and Caterpillar.

Bobcat
With a 92-hp engine, 3,350 pounds rated operating capacity, stronger lifting power (up to 11 feet of vertical lift) and added reach; you can easily place cargo and tackle your most demanding tasks using the S770 skid steer loader. The S770 also has improved hydraulic flow, providing the versatility to operate the most powerful Bobcat attachments. Like all M-Series models, the S770 has an industry-leading cab design that offers improved comfort, visibility and operator-friendly features. The optional pressurized cab provides a cleaner and 60 percent quieter work environment. bobcat.com

John Deere
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The John Deere 318D & 320D skid steers are powered by John Deere PowerTech 2.4-L turbocharged E diesel engines that are IT4 certified with Auto-Idle. Compatible with more than 100 available Worksite Pro attachments allow contractors to expand their business opportunities. Fatigue-beating joysticks allow the operator to work more comfortably, precisely and productively. Both models feature 24 percent larger cab areas than their predecessors and provide best-in-class visibility. In addition, the cab is sealed and pressurized to keep out dust and noise. Creature comforts include suspension seats, cup holder, 12-volt power port, additional storage, and optional AM/FM/weatherband radio. Contractors can opt for 2-speed and increase travel speed up to 11 mph. 800.503.3373, deere.com

Case
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The Case SR250 and SV300 skid steers now feature 90-hp, 3.4-liter Case diesel engines with the full high-pressure common rail (HPCR) design typically used in larger construction equipment. To meet Tier 4 Interim emission requirements, Case equipped the models with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology, including diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidizing catalyst. Case selected CEGR technology as most appropriate for skid steers where the engine typically runs at a high RPM. Rated operating capacities are 2,500 pounds for the SR250 and 3,000 pounds for the SV300. The Alpha Series includes both radial-lift and vertical-lift models. The radial lift machines are ideal for digging, prying and pushing, while the vertical lift models excel on lift-and-carry applications. 866.542.2736, casece.com