By Larry Stewart & Andrew Baltazar | September 28, 2010
Field Test, Part 1: S630's Feature Set
The S630's cab has been pushed forward for better visibility, and the inside now sports an LCD monitor.
Expanded front and side windows are some of the enhancements made to the exterior of the S630.
|Hydraulics and Performance
Mike Fitzgerald talks about the S630's performance specs, including hydraulics and operating capacity.
The S630 provides full access to the cooling-system components for easy cleaning.
Field Test, Part 2: S630 Takes on Larger-Framed S220
|Test 1: High-Flow Trenching
The S630 has a lower high-flow mode than the S220, but can it keep up in a trenching test?
|Test 2: Augering
Which machine is faster when it comes to boring 16 four-foot holes?
|Test 3: Bucket Filling and Dumping
Both machines were tasked with digging a bucket of dirt, carrying it 80 feet, and then dumping it into a truck.
|Test 4: Standard-Flow Trenching
One last test examined whether the S220 could best the S630 in standard-flow mode.
Field Test, Part 3: Operator Impressions on the S630
|Operators Provide Their Take
Construction Equipment asked two North Dakota equipment operators to try out the S630 and S220 skid steer loaders. Which machine did they prefer and why?
Read the in-depth report on the Bobcat S630 Field Test