Generation 2 skid steer loaders and compact track loaders feature more than 100 enhancements compared with previous models, says the company, and are available with both radial- and vertical-lift linkages. New model designations identify radial (R) or vertical (V) linkage, rated operating capacity, and undercarriage design: (S) skid steer and (T) track. Models R070T, R160T, R165S, R185S, R190T, R200S, V200S and V230S, with operating capacities from 665 to 2,300 pounds, are currently available. Additional Generation 2 models with operating capacities to 3,600 pounds are planned. The new models use Tier 4-Final engines and feature hydraulic refinement that includes improved cylinder sealing and “million-cycle” hoses in high-pressure circuits. Generation 2 compact track loaders continue to use the company’s patented Posi-Track suspended undercarriage.
September 8, 2014