From mini to full-sized, these skid-steer loaders are designed to help you accomplish any landscape construction or golf course renovation job you can dream up. If you need more information about these skid steers, use the circle numbers provided at the end of each product description.
Bobcat Company introduces its new A220 All-Wheel Steer Loader with skid-steer loader capabilities. The A220 offers two different steering modes: “all-wheel steer” and “skid-steer” with the flip of a switch from the dash panel. Skid-steer mode provides maneuverability and the all-wheel steer mode decreases tire wear, reducing disturbance of ground and other surfaces. Power source for the unit is a 73-hp turbo-charged diesel engine. Other features include a two-speed travel option, with speeds of 7 to 12.4 mph, low-effort joystick controls, a low-speed/high-torque “inching” mode and a rated operating capacity of 2,200 pounds.
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The Boxer TL features an adjustable track system as narrow as 29.5 inches and as wide as 41.5 inchs, enabling it to navigate and perform within barriers such as existing landscaping, fencing and gates. The TL, TF, (fixed track), and WF (wheeled unit) offer versatility, with attachments such as a hydraulic tilt blade, 36-inch auger, adjustable pallet fork, aera-vator, tree shear, stump grinder, a 4-in-1 bucket and a multi-purpose tool you can use as a tree boom.
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Case XT skid steers feature three new models: the 40XT, 60XT and 70XT. Built on a unitized chassis, the XT line ranges from 60 to 85 hp with lift capacities from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds. Optional automatic engine-shutdown system shuts down if operating temperatures or pressures exceed acceptable ranges. At 60 inches wide, these XTs deliver maneuverability in tight workspaces and can achieve access through narrow openings. The optional 10 × 16.5 tires are available on the 60XT and 70XT are designed to make the machines even more compact.
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The Caterpillar 262 and 252 Vertical Lift Skid-Steer Loaders feature a linkage that provides a lift height of over 10 feet, 7 inches and a reach of 32.5 inches at a bucket angle of 45 degrees. Rated capacities are 2,500 pounds for the 262 and 2,250 pounds for the 252. The units have a wheelbase of 48.3 inches and feature a linkage designed to maintain a constant reach of 60 inches above ground, even with heavy loads at maximum height. Caterpillar 3034 engines are rated at 74 hp for the 262 and 59 hp for the 252 with an anti-stall feature.
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The 254 and 244D FINN Eagle are compact, stand-on skid-steer machines designed 35.5 inches wide, allowing maneuverability into small areas. The 254 Eagle has a heavy-duty unibody frame construction, a 25-hp Kohler engine, a 650-pound operating capacity, a standard 4-cubic-foot bucket and an oil cooler that helps maintain power output in hot conditions. The Eagle 244D model is available with the same features, but with a 23.5-hp Caterpillar diesel engine. Both provide a universal faceplate that fits standard compact attachments from most manufactures.
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Gehl's 4635 offers a 44-hp Deutz diesel engine with a 57-hp turbo charged version. This unit has a SAE-rated lift capacity of 1,425 pounds and a 37-inch wheelbase. The model 4835 has a 57-hp turbo diesel engine, a lift capacity of 1,625 pounds and a 41-inch wheelbase. The “35 Series” units feature a Power View boom, designed for better operator visibility and more lift capacity. Choose from three control options, including Gehl's “hands only” system, a hand-foot or dual-hand control.
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JCB introduces the 160 and 170
Robot skid-steer loaders. The 160 offers a net hp rating of 44 and the 170 offers 47 hp. Both models are powered by a diesel, 4-cylinder, water-cooled engine. Choose from a manual trans-mission or a servo-controlled hydrostatic with travel speeds of up to 6.3 mph for the 160 model and 6.9 mph for the 170 model. Both are equipped with a single loader arm mounted in a low level, single tower on the right-hand side, providing the operator a completely unhindered view to the rear, to the left and to right-hand sides.
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The John Deere 280 skid steer is equipped with a John Deere 4045T turbo-charged engine with 90 gross hp, a rated operating capacity of 3,200 pounds and 11,600 pounds of bucket breakout force. The 280 features a servo-controlled, hydrostatic 4-wheel-drive transmission and an optional 2-speed transmission. The patented vertical-lift system provides greater reach for precise center load placement. The 280 has a dump height of 127 inches and the boom cylinders are cushioned to ensure smooth machine operation.
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Kanga mini skid-steer loaders are multi-purpose machines, available with 13-, 20- and 24-hp Honda gas engines as well as a 20-hp Kubota diesel engine. Maximum lifting capacity ranges from 220 to 550 pounds, and the units offer a travel speed from a walking pace to 3.75 mph. The drive system uses hydraulic-wheel motors and fingertip drive control. The units offer attachments for applications such as trenching, paving, turf laying, digging post holes, snow plowing/removal and horizontal boring.
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Ramrod introduces Taskmaster Models 800, 950 and the 1150 Ramrod Trackmaster. All have push-pull power/ digging power from 1,300 to 1,600 pounds. The lifting capacity to the full height ranges from 800 to 1,150 pounds, and the carrying capacity from 1,600 to 1,900 pounds. These models have a lift height of 6 feet and a self-leveling lift system is standard. The three models have 16-, 24- and 27-hp gasoline engines and 406cc and 927cc diesel engines.
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The Toro Dingo TX 425 Wide Track compact utility loader is powered by a 25-hp, air-cooled Kohler Command Pro Series engine and offers more than 35 quick-change attachments including auger, trencher, vibratory plow, backhoe, leveler, tiller, cultivator, hydraulic blade, adjustable forks, two-stage snowthrower and several sizes of buckets. With the quick-attach system, add attachments by turning two locking pins and, for hydraulic attachments, connecting two hydraulic lines.
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