Caterpillar has refined the design of its skid steer and compact track loaders and designated the line B-Series 3.
Caterpillar has refined the design of its skid steer and compact track load- ers and designated the line B-Series 3. Models include 216B3, 226B3, 236B3, 242B3 and 252B3 skid steers and 247B3 and 257B3 compact track loaders. A redesigned dead-engine lower valve provides an easier-to-use, more-positive means of lowering the lift arms if the machine should run out of fuel or stall with the arms raised. A new lever-action handle acts di- rectly on the hydraulic relief valve. A new single ECM has been moved from the lower frame to the back of the cab and provides easier access to electrical service points as well as simplified wiring and a reduction in the number of connections. Cat added power to the 242B3 skid steer and 257B3 compact track loader with a 71-horsepower engine, which in- creases net power by 25 percent, and a hydraulic system with about 40 percent more standard flow, at 22 gpm.
The Dingo TX 1000 mini skid steer loader is Toro’s largest, with a rated operating capacity of 1,000 pounds.
Staying true to its legacy as an early adopter of SCR technology, Case Construction Equipment has introduced two Tier 4-Final skid steers (SR270 and SV300) and two Tier 4-Final compact track loaders (TR340, TV380) that use SCR to achieve T4F, as well as two skid steers (SR240, SV280) that use a particulate matter catalyst solution (no DPF) to meet regulations.
The F2 Series backhoe loaders includes a new model—the 415F2—in addition to the 416FC, 420F2, 430F2.
Upgraded with the Tier 4-Final Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, the D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers are rated at 80, 92 and 104 horsepower, respectively.