FOCUS ON: Compact Equipment

Compact equipment, such as skid steers, utility tractors, excavators and track loaders allow you to work in tight spaces on job sites. This equipment offers everything from hydraulic lifts and hydrostatic transmissions to ergonomically correct operator stations and convenient joystick placement. If you need more information, use the circle numbers provided at the end of each product description.


Allmand introduces the 8435 and 8435 HST 4-wheel drive compact utility tractors. Featuring powerful diesel engines, two power train model options and mechanical 4-wheel drive, the utility tractors are designed for use with a variety of implements in a wide array of applications including landscape, agriculture, construction and rental. Powered by a 36-hp Mitsubishi S4L2 diesel engine, the 8435 features a synchor-shuttle shift transmission allowing easy forward and reverse operation. Multiple gear range selections are available to manage different applications. The 8435 HST features a hydrostatic transmission providing infinitely variable speed selection with simple foot-pedal control, eliminating the need for a clutch. Cruise control enables the operator to maintain a set speed for extended periods without foot-pedal pressure. Both models are additionally equipped with category one, three-point hitch systems with draft control and standard rear auxiliary hydraulics.
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Combining power and performance with a rugged design, ASV Inc. announces the RC-60 All Surface Loader. The machine provides contractors with a mid-sized loader that achieves maximum traction and stability for more productivity in a wide range of conditions. The RC-60 uses a Caterpillar 3024CT 60-hp turbocharged diesel engine. With 60 hp and no de-rating below 9,840 feet, the RC-60 excels in many different environments. It is also designed to lift and place large loads, with an operating capacity of 1,900 pounds at 50 percent the tipping load.
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Bobcat Company has added two factory options to its Toolcat 5600 utility work machine. The B-Series 5600 is available with a turbo-charged, diesel engine and high-flow auxiliary hydraulics, which allows new attachments to be used and new jobs to be completed. Additional attachments, including a high-flow snow blower, wood chipper and stump grinder, are compatible with the new high-flow option. These are added to more than 20 attachments already available, including mowers, snow blades, post-hole augers, sprayers, sand sprayers, grapples and angle brooms. The 5600 comes standard with 18 gpm of hydraulic flow, while the new high-flow option provides 26 gpm. An optional 56-hp turbo-charged, Kubota diesel engine is Tier-II emissions compliant.
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The CX compact excavators from Case Construction Equipment offer zero tail swing and a center-swing boom for maximum productivity in even the tightest working spaces. The Case CX models deliver from 11.9 to 36.5 hp, bucket digging forces up to 8,747 pounds and digging depths ranging from 6 feet, 11 inches to 11 feet, 11 inches. Machine weights ranging from 3,240 to 10,428 pounds contribute to ease of transport and low ground pressure. The excavators are equipped with a hydraulically controlled backfill blade for added machine stability and light dozing work. These units are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications such as installing utility lines, repairing streets, digging drainage ditches, removing contaminated soil, auguring soil test holes or digging building footings.
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The Caterpillar 247B Multi Terrain Loader features a turbocharged, Cat 3024C T 57-hp engine, improved hydraulic forces, redesigned operator station components and design changes that improve reliability and serviceability. This compact, rubber-tracked machine is designed for versatility, flotation, traction, stability and ride quality. The 247B has an operating capacity of 1,950 pounds, when defined at 50 percent of tipping load. It has radial lift linkage and the maximum pin height is 112 inches. The loader has an operating weight of 6,668 pounds, a machine width of 66 inches and the length of the track on the ground is 59 inches.
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The Ditch Witch SK300 is a versatile mini skid steer designed to perform a wide range of landscaping, utility, fencing and construction tasks. Featuring a variety of attachments, the SK300 can easily transform from a trencher to a loader, a pallet lifter, or an augering machine. It offers a 13-hp Honda engine, 300-pound rated operating capacity (measured at 35 percent of tip capacity) and independent dual hydrostatic ground drives to provide a zero turning radius. With its minimal ground pressure, the SK300 can gain access to sites that larger machines cannot, while minimizing damage to existing turf.
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John Deere's 300 Series Skid Steers provide stability, resulting in faster speeds and quicker cycles. This stability is delivered by a low center of gravity due to heavy components being mounted lower in the frame; a long wheelbase that provides smoother ride with less fore-to-aft rocking; optimal balance due to 60/40 weight distribution on the front and rear axles; and larger tires. The company's patented Quik-Tatch technology provides effortless attachment engagement and disengagement from the operator's seat with a simple push of a button. Powerful hydraulics delivered to the loader boom, bucket and attachments also enhance productivity. Several operator station features provide increased protection while boosting operator performance, including 360-degree visibility, wet-disk brakes and lower steps and four handholds that provide easier entry and exit.
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Kobelco introduces its SR-2 line of zero-tail-swing compact excavators that maximize versatility. The zero-tail-swing feature allows the machines to move and work in tight spaces without damaging the machine or the job site. Single and bi-directional auxiliary valves and piping are standard equipment and allow the use of attachments such as hammers and augers. The center swing feature helps in digging around obstacles and against walls. Rubber tracks minimize damage to paved sidewalks and driveways, as well as decreases noise levels. Steel tracks are offered as optional equipment. The dozer blade handles backfiring, and the hydraulic system allows operators to perform multiple functions while operating. The 25SR-2 has an operating weight of 5,556 pounds, a digging depth of 8 feet, 5 inches, and a bucket force of 3,988 pounds.
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Kubota's L Series compact tractors feature a more powerful engine, versatile mechanical shuttle-shift transmission and a highly functional heavy-duty front loader. Powered by Kubota's E-TVCS vertical, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder, diesel engine, the L2800 and L3400 rate at 24 and 29 PTO hp, respectively. Available in either 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, operators can match their working conditions to the right tractor. The transmission is a sliding gear and constant mesh system with eight forward/four reverse speeds. Rear differential lock is standard and mechanical wet-type brakes ensure a longer life and reliable braking. Both models come with a choice of foldable or rigid ROPS and a retractable seatbelt.
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Takeuchi Manufacturing introduces the TL140 Rubber Track Loader that integrates power and design to excavate tough materials in a variety of environments. Powered by a fuel-efficient, 81-hp Isuzu diesel engine, the TL140 features a two-speed travel system for operating at both high (6.4 mph) and low (4.5 mph) travel speeds. The TL140 has a wider and longer track design and features an operating weight of 9,590 pounds, tipping load of 5,952 pounds and bucket breakout force of 7,403 pounds. With 18-inch wide rubber tracks and an undercarriage that provides floatation capabilities, the unit can operate on soft ground, improved surfaces, muddy conditions, loose ground or a combination of conditions. The loader offers a universal quick attach mounting bracket for changing attachments quickly.
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The model T320 Tracked Loader from Thomas Equipment features a track design that uses large diameter front and rear open sprockets. This self-cleaning design provides increased track wrap, up to 180 degrees around the drive sprocket, to eliminate track slippage or ratcheting. The T320 has more than 7,000 pounds of breakout force and a rated lift capacity of 2,200 pounds. Power is provided by a Kubota turbo-charged 87.4-hp diesel engine. It has a low speed high torque work range plus a quick, up to 12.3 mph travel range, ensuring fast, more productive work cycles. Tracks provide increased flotation in all conditions allowing contractors to extend their work season.
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The Toro Company introduces the Dingo TX 413 compact utility loader, which is designed for landscaping, deck footings, post holes, two-foot trenching, grading, bucket work and a variety of other tasks. Powered by a 13-hp Honda gasoline engine, the Dingo TX 413 features the Dingo TX-patented control system for direction. With the Dingo quick-attach system, attachments may be added or removed by simply turning two locking pins and connecting hydraulic lines when applicable. The hydraulics are powered by a three-pump system, providing 7 gallons per minute of flow at 2,650 psi of hydraulic power.
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The CX224 compact excavator from Vermeer Manufacturing features complete bi-directional auxiliary hydraulics and a comfortable operating station. Weighing in a 5,400 pounds and measuring 4.8 feet wide, the CX224 features 14.5 feet of reach and a digging depth of 8.3 feet, bucket breakout force of 4,410 pounds and a 25-hp diesel engine. The maximum digging height is 14.3 feet with a maximum dumping height of 9.8 feet. The machine fits into close confines comfortably and works with ease around walls, footings and other obstacles. For expanded versatility, the boom swing angles to the left up to 55 degrees and to the right up to 80 degrees. Standard operating equipment includes an 18-inch bucket, dozer blade, two-speed travel, rubber tracks and hydraulic pilot controls.
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Volvo Construction Equipment introduces the BL60 backhoe loader, which is equipped with a low-emission, 86-hp turbocharged diesel engine and a fixed-flow hydraulic system, providing power and control for a wide range of loading and digging applications. The loader has a 14-foot, 9-inch digging depth and 11,864 pounds per foot of backhoe digging force. The 1.3 cubic yard loader bucket has a lift capacity of 5,114 pounds and 8,752 pounds per foot of bucket breakout force. The unit comes with 2- or 4-wheel drive, enclosed cab or open canopy and with a standard or extendable dipper. All controls are positioned for easy and comfortable operation and the operator's station is designed to provide unobstructed views of the jobsite from virtually any working angle.
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