Wheel Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

November 2011, Vol. 66 No. 11
The John Deere 844K Wheel Loader

Case
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Two models join Case’s new F Series wheel loader product line, the 1021F and 1121F. Operators will boost their productivity with F Series enhancements like joystick steering, selectable power modes and a rearview camera. A new hydro-mechanical transmission package provides additional fuel savings, faster acceleration and faster hydraulic cycle times. Case is the first manufacturer to introduce selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for wheel loaders. The 1021F and 1121F wheel loaders provide fast acceleration, quick cycle times and high production. The new high-horsepower Case engines also feature variable-geometry turbochargers. In addition, the Case wheel loaders have four power modes – Economy, Standard, Max and Auto – to let operators match the engine power to their needs. 262.636.6011, casece.com

Caterpillar
The Extended High Lift Option for the Cat 994F Wheel Loader provides 42 inches more dump clearance compared to the High Lift linkage for additional lift height making it easier for the operator to load a 250-ton size class truck. For faster cycle times, the operator can back the 994F away from the truck without racking back the bucket. The additional lift also enables the operator to dump the last pass without pushing material. Centering the load, for reduced truck wear, better truck handling and less spillage, is easier, too. The EHL linkage is designed to reduce operator fatigue, decrease loading time and improve daily production when loading 793 size trucks. In a 793 loading test with the new linkage, cycle time decreased 5.5 percent, which resulted in a 5 percent increase in production. catrequests@cat.com

New Holland

The W190B wheel loader has a Tier-3 compliant engine rated at 227 gross hp. The machine comes standard with four power modes. The tightly sealed, heavily insulated and isolation-mounted operator cab uses maintenance-free, oil-filled dampeners to keep out dust, dirt, noise and vibration. The expansive flat glass area provides excellent overall visibility to the front bucket. The low rear hood and frame design provide better visibility to the rear. For convenient, automatic shifting, the 4x3 powershift transmission features a convenient forward/reverse shuttle lever mounted to the left-hand side of the steering wheel. newholland.com