Skid-Steer Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

August 2013, Vol. 68 No. 8
The Bobcat S850.

Case
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The Case SV185 medium-frame skid steer loader meets the federal Tier 4 Final emission standard with new engine technology and a diesel oxidation catalyst solution. The SV185 has been updated with a new ISM diesel four-cylinder turbocharged and after-cooled engine with a high pressure common rail fuel system design and electronic controls. While the SV185 remains at 60 gross hp, it has 7 percent more torque than the previous version. Users also have the flexibility to increase the machine’s rated operating capacities by a hundred pounds — 1,950 pounds — with optional counterweights. 866.542.2736, casece.com

Volvo CE
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Featuring a unique single loader arm design, Volvo skid steer loaders and compact track loaders deliver superior loading performance and durability found in a traditional skid steer design, along with the improved visibility, safety and enhanced cab access of a side-entry machine. The robust design and reinforcement of a single loader arm provides reliability and effectively distributes the load. Without the horizontal cross member found on two-arm vertical lift machines, operators experience excellent all-around, class-leading visibility. 828.650.2000, volvoce.com

Caterpillar
The Cat 272D Skid Steer Loader features a Cat C3.8 engine which meets Stage IIIB and Tier 4 Interim emissions standards with a net engine power of 95 hp. A robust 23-gpm auxiliary hydraulic system allows efficient use of a broad range of work tools. Larger lift cylinders provide a 19-percent boost in lifting force. An electrically activated quick coupler allows a simpler design that eliminates hydraulic lines, connectors and valves. Self-relieving quick disconnects allow work tool changes to be made quickly and easily. Rated operating capacity for the 272D is 3,200 pounds at 35 percent of tipping load. An optional counterweight kit increases rated operating capacity to 3,450 pounds. 309.675.1000, cat.com