Enter the new Caterpillar C-Series compact track loaders. Designed around the same chassis as the C-Series multi-terrain loaders introduced last fall, the 82-net-hp 279C and 289C and 90-nethp 299C feature a steel-embedded track and steel undercarriage components that deliver solid traction and reduced wear in harsh/aggressive working conditions.
Earthmoving I Review Designed with Productivity in Mind New rubber track loaders incorporate features to pump up performance. T he third quarter marked the entry of the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer into the compact track loader market, plus the introduction of improved versions of tracked machines Enhanced Bobcat minis from two leading suppliers. hit the turf Bobcat’s B-Series MT52 and MT55 mini track loaders feature Mustang improved operator CTLs get safety, comfort and a power machine durability, plus boost Tier IV engines meet- ing the latest emission Joining the requirements. MTL312 announced The 35.6-in.-wide in March, the MT52 has a rated oper- Mustang MTL16, ating capacity of 520 MTL20 and MTL25 lbs., and the 41.4-in.- compact track loaders wide MT55 is rated at have been revised and 550 lbs. Both measure 72.4 in. long without attachments. A 71.3-in. bucket renamed the MTL316, pin height enables the units to easily dump materials into a standard-size MTL320 and MTL325. pickup truck. The revamped models feature Tier III-certified engines that meet strin- For added safety, an auxiliary hydraulic continuous flow shutoff lever has gent emissions standards, yet deliver higher horsepower ranging from 66 been built into the directional control handle. When the operator releases to 92 hp. The units also boast faster ground speeds, with up to 7.5 mph in the lever, the hydraulically powered attachment stops running. It resumes work when the operator again grips the lever. high speed. A ride-on operator platform decreases operator fatigue over long work Inside the cab, a new standard foot throttle enables greater control over hours or when traveling over long distances. Adjustable tilt steering on the fuel usage. An updated control handle design with additional switches direction
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