Skid-Steer Loaders

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

Volvo CE
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Volvo offers five skid steer B-series models that are Tier 3 certified and have operating capacities from 1,400 to 2,400 pounds and engine powers from 45 to 83 net hp. The B-Series skid-steer loaders offer a choice of foot and hand mechanical controls or hand-operated hydraulic pilot controls. A seat bar provides an ergonomic armrest and control lever positions for improved efficiency and reduced fatigue. Joystick handles for both the mechanical and pilot control systems incorporate the standard auxiliary hydraulics function. The operator cab is available in open canopy or enclosed cab configurations. Larger front and rear openings and windows improve visibility forward, to the rear and sides, and above to provide a better view of the attachment when loading trucks. Isolation mounts reduce vibration and noise to the operator. A variety of seat options are available, including a suspension seat and the industry=s best high-back deluxe cushion seat. A universal quick attach system can be used with nearly all skid-steer loader attachments. 828.650.2000, www.volvo.com

Case
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The Case 440 Series 3 skid steer features radial- and vertical-lift configurations, a roomy cab with greater visibility and superior serviceability for increased uptime. The 440 has clean-burning, Tier III certified engine at 83 net hp. The cabs feature a 7 percent increase in headroom and 6 percent increase in lap-bar width, along with improved forward, side, rear and overhead visibility. With an operating weight of 7,040 pounds, the operating load is 2,200 pounds and bucket breakout force is 6,207 foot-pounds. This machine is available with a temperature-controlled cab, hydraulic quick couplers, Ride Control and a MP3 player port. More than 75 compatible attachments are available for Case skid steers. 866.54.CASE6, www.casece.com

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