Skid Steer Loader Spotlight

Skid steer loaders are synonymous with the construction industry. However their presence in the agriculture community is growing with the availability of a wide array of attachments. Operators have the design option choice of vertical or radial lift. Skid steers come in all sizes and colors. Small, compact models will be able to fit in tight places and may prove helpful in barns or stables. Where as the larger models will be able to handle more weight. As with any large purchase, be sure to determine if the equipment benefits align with the monetary investment.

In this Product Spotlight we have highlighted eight skid steer loaders that will make your operation more efficient. Looking for more information? Each company and manufacturer has their website listed below each product.

 

 

New HollandNew Holland

200 Series

The New Holland 200 Series skid steer loaders have the brute force of a construction machine, plus the versatility that is needed for a farming operation. Multi-tasking is the name of the game with over 55 attachments available. Performing maintenance is a necessary evil – to make this a cinch all major service areas are easily reached by flipping the cab forward, and daily service points are grouped together. The 200 Series has been redesigned but one thing stayed the same – the patented vertical lift Super Boom design with the best-in-class forward dump height and reach.

New Holland Agriculture • www.agriculture.newholland.com/us

 

Gehl R- SeriesGEHL

R-Series

The full-sized R-Series skid loader, by GEHL, provides high performance coupled with impressive rated capacities upward from 1900 lbs. Optional counterweights are available and boost the rated load capacity up to 2780 lbs on some models. The new standard Level II ROPS/FOPS cab design comes equipped with an integrated digital display, which has customizable views and provides engine regeneration information in real time. Auxiliary flow, breakout force, and cycle times have been enhanced for ultimate hydraulic function and attachment performance. The improved machine design allows easier access to service areas and maintenance checkpoints.

GEHL – Manitou Americas, Inc. • www.gehl.com

 

John DeereJohn Deere

D-Series

John Deere is proud to announce the enhanced and redesign D-Series skid steers. The series offers three different styles of available controls on all models. Foot controls are standard. You can also opt for hands-only levers, or electro-hydraulic (EH) joysticks for steering, forward/reverse, and boom/bucket functions. Superior axle torque, large standard tires, and impressive breakout force give the D-Series the leverage to dig in where others just spin. Like their green and yellow siblings, the skid steers are prime movers on the farm. Equipped with spears, tines, forks, and grapples, they handle a wide variety of tasks.

Deere & Company • www.deere.com

 

Cat

B-Series 3

The Cat B-Series 3 skid steer loader, with its many work tool options, delivers outstanding performance to help you get more done and increase your bottom line. A spacious, ergonomic operator station and easy-to-use pilot operated joystick controls keep you comfortable throughout the workday. High performance power train and traditional Cat reliability improve your productivity in the toughest working conditions. The advanced hydraulic system not only provides power to the wheels, this system also provides the loader lift and tilt functions, power the auxiliary circuit to drive work tools and drives the engine cooling fan.

Caterpillar • www.cat.com

 

CaseCase

Alpha Series

The new Alpha Series skid steers by Case delivers best-in-class horsepower and bucket breakout force – up to 8585 lbs. The Alpha Series models also feature larger fuel tanks. Improved fuel efficiency and new 16-25.5 gallon fuel tanks, Case skid steers can easily run for 8-10 hours without refueling. The new Power Stance design features a wheelbase up to 21 percent longer. This added stability allows operators to lift and haul more material. The Alpha Series includes both radial lift and vertical lift models. Operators also have four options for auxiliary hydraulic hook-ups.

Case IH • www.caseih.com

 

BobcatBobcat

M-Series

The revamped M-Series by Bobcat now has a larger, re-engineered cab that surrounds you with better visibility and premium features including the option of a pressurized cab and air ride seat. The improved digging, pushing, and attachment power helps you accomplish more. With a standard flow of 23 gpm at 3500 psi M-Series loaders are ready for demanding tasks. An optional high flow system reaches 30.5 gpm for your maximum attachment needs. The improved standard flows provide an 18 percent increase in hydraulic horsepower. The M-Series also gives operators the option of adding a track system.

Bobcat Company • www.bobcat.com

 

JCBJCB

New Generation

JCB’s New Generation skid steers are the world’s first skid steer loaders with a side door. That means, unlike other skid steers, you’ll never risk injury by climbing over attachments to enter the cab through the front window. JCB also offers an unparalleled 270 degrees of visibility. The enclosed cab version features laminated protective glass. New Generation’s are available in both radial and vertical lift configurations. JCB’s PowerBoom contains up to 20 percent more steel in one boom than the two arms of competitive skid steers. The one boom allows for greater visibility on the job site.

JCB North America • www.jcbamericas.com

 

MustangMustang

2056 Series II

The Mustang 2056 Series II skid steer loaders continue the traditional of strength and durability in the Mustang family. Heavy-duty lift arms, a wide variety of attachments, and powerful engines are just a portion of the items that come standard. A powerful 68 hp Interim Tier IV-certified diesel engine means this machine provides extra strength when needed. The 2056 Series II is a true workhorse with a rated operating capacity of 1900 lbs or 2050 lbs with optional counterweight. Operators have three control options: joystick, hand-foot, and dual-hand controls with standard or optional high-flow auxiliary hydraulics.

Mustang Mfg. • www.mustangmfg.com