Factory-Installed Thumbs a First

Staff | September 28, 2010

Caterpillar E-Series backhoe-loaderNew E-Series backhoe-loader is the first to offer a factory-installed hydraulic thumb, Caterpillar says. New flow-sharing hydraulic valves provide proportional hydraulic flow to all implements and improve multifunction performance and responsiveness. Cab redesign provides more legroom than the previous series, curved glass and contoured fenders improve visibility, and a new HVAC system offers operator comfort. Digging forces were increased 10 percent, and ground speed was boosted to 25 mph. Estimated list price: $61,000 to $137,000. Click for backhoe-loader specs

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