Skid-Steer Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

August 2011, Vol. 66 No. 8
Volvo's C-series skid steer loaders are now available.

John Deere
The Worksite Pro line for skid steers and compact track loaders include two “dozer” blades, five vibratory rollers, four cold planers, two tillers, and two hydraulic breakers (also works with compact excavators). These attachments also can function effectively with competitive models. In particular, John Deere=s new breakers feature a solid one-piece design that does not need side bolts, resulting in a tougher breaker that is ideal for a wide variety of heavy-duty applications. The low-pressure, nitrogen-charged design cushions operators from recoil, while the narrow overall shape allows these breakers to work in tight quarters, crowded jobsites and places other breakers can=t. Instead of a high-pressure accumulator, Worksite Pro breakers employ hydraulics and a gas-assist cycle to develop force, resulting in more efficient operation and high power-to-weight ratios. With few seals and moving parts, and no special tools necessary, these breakers provide durability and simplified maintenance. 800.503.3373, www.johndeere.com

Caterpillar
D-Series small hammers have ultra high blow rates for greater productivity in concrete and asphalt applications. The nitrogen membrane accumulator is a self-contained design for constant power during the piston stroke. The simplified design of the D-Series small hammers ensures a lower owning and operating cost and improved serviceability. The single bushing design combines three bushings for a slip fit that is field replaceable. The hammers have an enclosed housing with dampers protects the power cell, eliminates side plate cross bolts and reduces noise level during hammer operation. 309.675.1000, www.cat.com