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 TS80R2 radial-lift skid steer loader has a rated operating capacity of 2,825 pounds, and the TS80V2 vertical-lift version has an ROC of 3,500 pounds.
Four skid steer loaders are included in ASV LLC’s entry into the category: radial-lift RS-60 and RS-75, and vertical-lift VS-60 and VS-75.
The Cat PL72, PL83, and PL87 pipelayers feature an integrated, all-Cat power train with differential steering and an electronically controlled hydraulic system that places total control of lifting functions into one single joystick.
The Cat S40 smartphone has been drop-tested up to 5.9 feet onto concrete, is IP68-rated, and exceeds Mil-Spec 810G.