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.
Demolition package for JCB skid steer or compact track loader models is factory-installed during manufacturing and includes a fire extinguisher, Level 2 FOPS guard, a twine cutter (wheeled models only), front screen guard and heavy-duty rear bars.
The 74-horsepower S595 skid steer loader is a 500-frame-size loader in the M Series.
The MD5075C track drill replaces the MD5075 and is capable of drilling holes of 3 to 4.5 inches in diameter to a depth of 102.5 feet.
The 6015B hydraulic shovel, available in backhoe configuration, is a 100-tonne machine powered by a Cat C27 ACERT engine rated at 813 horsepower.