Wheel Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

November 2012, Vol. 67, No. 11
The Doosan DL200 wheel loader.

Kubota Tractor
The versatile Kubota R-Series wheel loaders offer better visibility, more power and outstanding productivity. The R420S wheel loader comes with Kubota’s own 43 hp E-TVCS diesel engine, while the R520S model comes with 49 hp. Kubota’s wheel loaders are loaded with capabilities; including electric shuttle shift lever to allow on-the-go directional change without clutching or braking, as well as Load Sensing Transmission which automatically adjusts speed and torque in response to load conditions. With standard 4-wheel drive, limited slip differential and rear frame oscillation, Kubota wheel loaders are known for their excellent traction and stability. 888.458.2682, kubota.com

John Deere
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The John Deere 544K Wheel Loader is equipped with a 163 hp, IT4 emission certified engine that delivers impressive torque reserves. The popular model rides on a wide stance that provides additional stability for handling heavy loads and working on rough terrain. Overall balance is exceptional. Same-side ground level service access makes the daily routine quick and easy. Enhanced onboard diagnostics and extended service intervals further maximize uptime. The NeverGrease pin joint option keeps joints tight longer for more productive operation, extending pin life overall and eliminating daily greasing. 800.503.3373, deere.com