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October 2014

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7H[W,1)2WRRUYLVLWZZZEHWWHUURDGVFRPLQIR NewRoadProducts Better Roads October 2014 29 7H[W,1)2WRRUYLVLWZZZEHWWHUURDGVFRPLQIR By Better Roads Staff Terex's next-generation skid steers, CTLs Terex's Generation 2 (GEN2) line of skid steers and compact track loaders are available in radial and vertical lift-path pat- terns with rated operating capacities (ROC) ranging from 665 to 2,300 pounds: R070T, R160T, R165S, R185S, R190T, R200S, V200S, V230S. Additional models with 2,300- to 3,600-pound ROC will be added to the line in the next few months. All of the GEN2 models have Tier 4 Final engines, cylinder seal package and upgraded hydraulic couplers. Takeuchi compact wheel loaders designed for tight jobsites Takeuchi's newest compact wheel loaders – the TW65 Series 2 and TW80 Series 2 – are Tier 4 Final-compliant machines featur- ing a compact design for maneuverability on tight jobsites. They provide reach and dump heights up to 8 feet 6 inches. The TW65 Series 2 has an 11,354-pound operating weight, 4,050-pound rated operating capacity, 9,171-pound tipping load and a bucket breakout force of 11,600 pounds. The 12,700-pound TW80 Se- ries 2 has a 4,445-pound rated operating capacity, 12,700-pound tipping load and 13,960-pound bucket breakout force. Equipped with a turbocharged, water-cooled Deutz engine that provides 192 foot-pounds of torque at 1,800 rpm, the loaders deliver 73 horsepower with a rated engine speed of 2,200 rpm. The loaders feature a 12.4-mph standard travel speed; however, a high-speed road gear option is available. Caterpillar wheel excavators Caterpillar's two new wheel excavators – the M318F and M320F – deliver 169 horsepower from a Cat C7.1 ACERT engine that includes an emissions aftertreatment system; a NOx reduction system; selective catalytic reduction; diesel oxidation catalyst; diesel particulate fi lter and high-pressure/common-rail fuel. The engine is longitudinally mounted with the cooling package forward, so ground level access to routine maintenance points is simplifi ed, and electrical and hydraulic components are grouped in specifi c areas. Radiators are grouped in the same compartment and the condenser can be tilted for cleaning. The Tier 4 Final machines weigh 21.7 and 23.2 tons, respectively. Bobcat adds Trimble GPS option By adding a Trimble GCS900 GPS grade control option to its grader attachment, Bobcat says owners of its M Series loaders now have the ability to precisely grade on jobs that require more maneu- verability than dedicated graders can handle. Two Bobcat grader attachments, the 96- and 108-inch moldboard models, will be available in GPS-ready versions. The GCS900 system's on-board control box determines the position of each tip of the blade and compares it to the design elevation to compute cut or fi ll to grade. The GPS system requires users to have a Bobcat M Series skid steer or compact track loader with a deluxe instrument panel. Visit for a video.

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