Komatsu's first compact rubber-tracked loaders come with radial path or vertical path versions, models CK30 and CK35, respectively. Hinge pin height is 121 inches with the CK30, 129 with the vertical-lift CK35. Both are powered by Komatsu 84-hp turbocharged diesels. Undercarriage has lower rollers and a unique idler system that prevents excessive flexing of the tracks and extends track life, according to the company. Komatsu's pilot proportional control joysticks have an optional pattern changer. Estimated list price: $54,000–$58,000.
Staff | September 28, 2010