Landscape & Irrigation

January/February 2016

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32 January/February 2016 Landscape and Irrigation EQUIPMENT FOCUS LOADERS NEW BOBCAT MT85 MINI TRACK LOADER Bobcat Company introduced the all-new MT85 mini track loader, expanding its compact equipment lineup. The Bobcat MT85 boasts more power, increased lifting capabilities, additional stability and durable components to help operators efficiently complete everyday or challenging tasks in limited-space jobsites. The MT85 has a 35-percent-higher rated operating capacity (ROC) than prior mini track loader iterations — rated at 850 pounds — to lift, carry and dump materials. For additional productivity, MT85 operators can lift materials higher with an increase of 12 percent in lift height. For hard digging conditions, the lift arm breakout force has been increased by 29 percent from the smaller MT55 mini track loader. A change from prior Bobcat mini track loaders, the new MT85 is designed with dual ISO joystick controls. The loader's drive func- tion is controlled by the left-hand joystick. The right-hand joystick controls the loader's lift and tilt functions. CASE LARGE-FRAME TR340 AND TV380 COMPACT TRACK LOADERS CASE Construction Equipment introduced the new TR340 and TV380 compact track loaders (CTLs): the first Tier 4 Final CTLs outfit- ted with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The TR340 rounds out the CASE lineup of large-frame CTLs, now provid- ing customers with both a radial-lift (TR340) and vertical-lift (TV380) design to choose from in the larger footprint. The new Tier 4 Final models feature best-in-class torque, breakout force and standard auxiliary hydraulic flow, as well as the industry's widest cab with best-in-class 360-degree visibility. The CASE SCR solution is provided by Fiat Powertrain Technologies. The SCR solution is easy and relatively hands-off — operators who remember to top off their DEF tank while refueling will notice no other day- to-day changes. There is no diesel particulate filter (DPF) to maintain or replace, and SCR allows for a more efficient use of fuel as all diesel is consumed in productive effort instead of regeneration. CATERPILLAR OFFERS HAND AND FOOT CONTROLS AS FACTORY OPTION FOR D SERIES LOADERS For the first time, hand and foot controls will be offered on Cat skid- steer, multi- terrain and compact track loader models. Operators who prefer this type of control can take advantage of the full suite of features and benefits that the Cat D Series loaders deliver. With extensive input from hand and foot control users, Caterpillar designed a set of controls to which competitive users can quickly adapt. It starts with smart joystick design. Single-axis joysticks were chosen in order to provide the fore/aft movement to which operators are accustomed. They were also engineered with components that provide the resistance and feel operators expect. In addition, the shorter joystick travel compared to traditional hand levers means operators can fully use the armrest for increased comfort and reduced fatigue. Users can customize the controls to their preference. Cat hand and foot controls offer multiple control modes that allow operators to tailor the drive and implement response to their skill or task. DITCH WITCH SK752 Ditch Witch expanded its line of compact equip- ment with the new, construc- tion-grade SK752 mini skid-steer with improved features that enable added confidence, productivity and ver- satility on the job. With its 24.8-hp Kubota diesel engine, the machine wields impressive power for all machine functions. It also directs more power to the attachment than comparable models on the market, helping operators get the job done faster. The machine has an 860-pound operating capac- ity and increased hinge-pin height (to 83 inches) for more efficient loading. The SK752 mini skid- steer features an ergonomic operator's station with standard dual-lever ground drive controls and an optional joystick. The machine's large platform measures 74 square inches, with superior ground clearance that lets drivers work comfortably while maintaining good worksite visibility. JCB INTRODUCES "MYCHOICE" SKID-STEER CONTROLS Skid-steer and compact track loader operators need the ability to control their machines across an ever-widening range of applications. To answer that need, JCB launched myCHOICE controls, new controls operation software that gives operators the ability to adjust their skid-steer travel and loader controls for optimal operation during finer, more precise work to faster, high- duty cycle operation. Previously, JCB skid-steers and compact track loaders featured three control modes. With the introduction of myCHOICE, a total of six control modes are available on all new JCB machines — three modes for the transmission and three for the loader functions. Machine operation remains exactly the same, with users engaging modes within the new software just as they did with the prior software. TEREX R260S The Terex R260S ra- dius lift path skid-steer loader boasts a 74-hp., tur- bocharged Deutz engine with load sensing, variable-flow hydraulics. It has a rated operating capacity of 2,600 pounds at 50-percent tipping load. The engine and hydraulic system combination on

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