Skid Steer Showcase

Skid steers may be small, but they can work on big projects with relative ease. Take a look at 10 models from the top skid steer manufacturers.

CASE CASE
The 90-hp SR250 from CASE Construction Equipment offers a rated operating capacity of 2,500 lbs (2,700 lbs with optional counterweight), breakout force of 7,480 lbs and 24.2 gpm of standard auxiliary hydraulic flow (optional 37.6 gpm high flow, 35 gpm enhanced high flow). The SR250 is outfitted with a new EZ EH (electro-hydraulic) setup menu that features nine preset speed and control settings that can be adjusted on the fly. This allows the operator to match controls to their preference. A single rocker switch allows operators to switch between the CASE “H” operating pattern and ISO pattern controls. New handles with additional “feel points” improve controllability and feathering. The machine also features push-button ride control, hydraulic one-way self-leveling and two-speed ground drive. The SR250 offers one of the widest cabs in the industry at nearly 3 ft, says CASE. The cab is fully sealed and pressurized against noise, dust and fumes. For more information, visit www.casece.com.

CaterpillarCaterpillar
Caterpillar’s new D series skid steer loaders deliver customer-focused improvements in visibility, comfort, security and control. The Cat D Series features improved sight lines to the work tool, the sides of the machine and tires via a new loader arm design. Visibility, especially to the rear of the machine, is further enhanced by an industry first integrated rear view camera offering. The redesigned cab provides maximum sealing and pressurization for a premium operator environment via a one-piece, modular design. An ergonomic, operator’s station layout is enhanced by the available high back, heated, air-ride seat with seat mounted joystick controls. A standard security system provides added protection from unwanted operation and theft. Additional control features have been incorporated into a new, optional 5-in., full color, LCD in-cabin monitor that provides the operator the capability to customize up to 11 different parameters to match their preferences. For more information, visit www.cat.com.
Gehl
Gehl
The Gehl R150 skid loader is an all-new addition to the Gehl skid loader product line. Featuring a capacity of 1,500 lbs and lift height of 118.6 in., this model is built around a Yanmar Tier 4 engine with 46.3 hp and 107.8 ft-lbs. of torque. User-friendly features incorporated into the machine include a low-profile load arm for high visibility, large, ergonomic cab with entry step and automatic dome light, instrumentation panel with digital display and diagnostics, easy serviceability with a swing-out cooler and easy ROPS adjustments. Four control options are available, including the highly sought-after Gehl T-bar servo controls. For more information, visit www.gehl.com.


John Deere

John Deere The 332E skid steer was engineered with customers’ needs in mind. Designed to improve uptime, productivity and lower daily operating costs, the 332E features an EPA Tier 4 Interim engine and boasts 100 hp. The improved design has 25 percent more foot room than its predecessors and connect-under-pressure auxiliary couplers for easy hydraulic attachment. Lower noise levels reduce operator fatigue and low-effort electro-hydraulic (EH) controls offer additional comfort and easy operation. The EH controls are available for ISO, H and foot control patterns. Additionally, the 332E boasts more power while maintaining John Deere’s patented vertical-lift boom for lift height and reach. Optional features include a new keyless start feature and a ride control option that cushions the boom under heavy load for a smoother ride. Not wanting to forget the customer favored features from the D-Series, the 332E’s pressurized cab maintains best-in-class visibility and auto-idle to help conserve fuel. For more information, visit www.johndeere.com

Mustang Mustang
The all-new Mustang 1650R skid steer loader boasts a 1,650-lb lift capacity and a lift height of 119 in. This model is built around a Yanmar Tier 4 engine with 69.9 hp and 178 ft-lbs of torque. User-friendly features incorporated into the machine include a large ergonomic cab with entry step and automatic dome light, instrumentation panel with digital display and diagnostics, low-profile load arm for high visibility, easy serviceability with a swing-out cooler and easy ROPS adjustments and multiple control options. For more information, visit www.mustangmfg.com.

Kubota
KubotaKubota’s SVL90-2 compact track loader offers top-notch performance, comfort, easy maintenance and unobstructed forward visibility. Powered by a four-cylinder, Kubota diesel engine, the 92-gross-hp SVL90-2 boasts a bucket breakout force of 7,961 lbs and a lifting capacity of 5,869 lbs. With its common rail system and diesel particulate filter engine, the SVL90-2 meets the latest Tier 4 emissions standards without sacrificing performance. The electronic stall guard ensures the powerful engine keeps going even under the toughest conditions. With a rigid-mount undercarriage, the SVL90-2 is equipped with a vertical lift designed for long reach (41.7 in.) and maximum lifting and dumping capabilities. A variety of performance-matched attachments are available, including bucket options with teeth or straight edges, four-in-one buckets, pallet forks and more. The SVL90-2 features a spacious 39-in. wide cab and flat-floor space 21 in. deep and 35 in. wide. For more information, visit www.kubota.com.

TerexTerex

The new vertical-lift path Terex TSV-90 skid steer loader offers operators an 85-hp Tier 4-Interim compliant Cummins turbocharged engine, 3,375 lbs of rated operating capacity and 131 in. of lift height to easily complete heavy pick-and-carry and large production-loading applications. Built on a robust chassis that boasts 10.5 in of ground clearance and a 25.5-degree angle of departure, the TSV-90 loader is easily able to work on soft, uneven terrain and slopes. The Terex TSV-90 skid steer loader is designed for productivity. It boasts an operating weight of 9,430 lbs, a tipping load capacity of 6,750 lbs and a bucket breakout force of 5,820 lbs. The TSV-90 also has 8,700 lbs of tractive effort and a 23-gal fuel tank capacity to meet tough jobsite demands. The TSV-90 loader also comes standard with mechanical-faced axle seals to protect bearings during operation and reduce maintenance and downtime. For more information, visit www.terexconstruction.com.

VolvoVolvo
Featuring a unique single loader arm design, Volvo skid steer loaders deliver customers the superior loading performance and durability found in a traditional skid steer design, along with the improved visibility, safety and enhanced cab access of a side-entry machine. The robust design and reinforcement of a single loader arm provides reliability and effectively distributes the load. Without the horizontal cross member found on two-arm, vertical-lift machines, operators experience all-around visibility. The cab also features a large top window for improved visibility during truck loading. Excellent lifting characteristics make the Volvo C-Series ideal for truck loading and a wide range of material handling applications. Each model features good dump height and reach, along with powerful lift capacity — making Volvo skid steer loaders and compact track loaders highly efficient in repeated load-and-carry operations, says the company. Powerful engines deliver proven power and dependability. For more information, visit www.volvoce.com.

Wacker NeusonWacker Neuson
Wacker Neuson’s new skid steers were designed and built to meet the demands of contractors in the United States and Canada. The company’s initial offerings include the SW24 radial-lift skid steer loader that delivers 2,350 lbs of rated operating capacity at 50 percent of tip load and a lift height up to 10 ft, 5 in. The SW28 is a vertical-lift skid steer offering 2,800 lbs of rated operating capacity at 50 percent of tip load and a lift height of 11 ft, 2 in. Both machines are equipped with a 74.3-hp turbocharged Perkins Tier 4 Final engine with maintenance-free PMC (particulate matter catalyst) after-treatments. Both units are available with either H-pattern or ISO joystick hydraulic pilot controls. The ergonomically designed controls and pressurized cab delivers comfort and visibility, reducing operator fatigue and increasing safety. For more information, visit www.wackerneuson.com.

YanmarYanmar
With a lift height of 123 in., Yanmar’s S220R-1 skid steer loader gives operators both the power and versatility to get the job done. Its new powerful 70.7-hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine is not only highly fuel efficient, it also burns cleaner. This is done without sacrificing power or fuel efficiency. It features an ECU-controlled common rail fuel injection system, water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a new intake throttle valve and diesel particulate filter (DPF) with active regeneration. The DPF regeneration control results in lower fuel consumption overall, plus extended DPF durability and longer maintenance intervals. Additionally, each of Yanmar’s skid steer loaders now feature the exact same ergonomically enhanced control system, so operation is simple, comfortable and consistent regardless of model. For more information, visit www.us.yanmar.com.

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