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26 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | July 2015 McLaren Industries Expands Nu-Air Solid Cushion Tires to Include Backhoes McLaren now offers Nu-Air solid cushion tires for use on backhoes. Two Nu-Air versions are available. e Dirt Terrain (DT) tire for off-road use where aggressive traction and high stability are important and the All Terrain (AT) tire which is a good option for mixed-purpose vehicles. e zigzag tread pattern provides a smoother ride with less wear on asphalt, concrete and other hard surfaces, yet still delivers good traction when going off road. McLaren already manufactures backhoe front tires, but their latest offerings cover the larger rear tires. Backhoes can now be completely fitted with the Nu-Air series tires, which utilize three layers of unique rubber compounds and multiple shock-absorbing relief holes to create a smoother ride. Flat-proof technology eliminates the need for tire protection, while the extra weight of the tires lowers the backhoe's center of gravity and provides crucial stability on harsh terrain. With more than a decade of research and development, this innovative product integrates the strength of a solid tire with the smooth, cushioned ride of a pneumatic tire. Featuring a lower cost-perhour, the solid cushion Nu-Air tire series is an economically smart alternative to foam-filled or conventional pneumatic tires. For more info visit www.maclarenindustries.com Wacker Neuson Introduces the RD 27 Ride-On Roller Ease of operation and visibility are at the forefront of Wacker Neuson's latest 2.5 ton double drum vibratory roller. A patented multi- functional lever controls every function. is unique direc - tional control lever contains buttons for all vibration options, water on/off, and even the horn. is allows the operator to control all of the common functions of the machine without removing his hands from the control. A new tapered front frame creates excellent visibility to the front drum. iWith two versions, the RD 27-100 comes with a 39.4-inch (1000mm) drum width and the RD 27-120 has a 47.2-inch (1200 mm) drum width, with single or dual drum vibration and a high or low compaction force to fit a variety of conditions. e RD 27 uses hydraulics to adjust high/low force, allowing the machine to maintain peak horsepower in either setting without lacking speed. e RD 27 ride-on rollers are powered by a 37.5-hp Kubota diesel engine. e RD 27-100 has an operating weight of 5,470 pounds and produces a low/high total centrifugal force of 15,589/16,860 pounds.. For more info visit www.wackerneuson.com >> READY TO ORDER Change from Tires to Tracks with the Terex Loegering VTS System With the Terex Loegering Versatile Track System (VTS), skid steer operators can have the best of both worlds — tires and tracks. VTS offers skid steer operators the ability to run their machine with tires or as a full rubber track undercarriage system with suspension, depending on the application. Conversion from skid steer loader to track loader can be completed in under an hour. VTS is a complete rubber track undercarriage that bolts directly to a skid steer's standard hubs. It utilizes forward placement of the front idler wheel to maintain flotation, as well as stability. By placing the front idler significantly ahead of the front hub position, the VTS is extremely stable when digging and backing out of trenches as well as when hauling and dumping heavy loads. VTS tracks provide bi-directional suspension, which adjusts independently from one side of the machine to the other. e suspension automatically applies the track undercarriages back to the ground maximizing track foot print, evenly distributing horsepower on uneven terrain. In addition to increased traction and flotation, the rear idler positions the track underneath the ballast of the machine, providing stability for grading up inclines and traversing side hills. For more information, visit www.loegering.com

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