While the front-end loaders on CUT size tractors are capable of many tasks, given their relatively small size and low capacities when compared to commercial loaders, the compact loaders can be made more useful with some simple options. A toothbar is commonly added to the front edge of a loader bucket to aid with digging. Some loaders are equipped with a quick coupler, otherwise known as a quick attach (QA) system. The QA system allows the bucket to be removed easily and other tools to be added in its place. Common additions include a set of pallet forks for lifting pallets of goods or a bale spear for lifting hay bales.
Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and
(WEST FARGO, N.D. — October 2016) This fall, Bobcat Company is expanding on the popularity of its current M-Series loaders by introducing the new M2-Series skid-steer, compact track and all-wheel steer loaders.
M2-Series compact loaders offer a variety of performance, operator comfort and visibility enhancements in to help increase operator productivity
By Janet Aird
The small size and light weight of compact machines—track loaders, excavators, and skid steers—make these vehicles ideal for work in limited spaces and sensitive areas that need to be protected from damage. They maneuver along the shores of waterways and beside busy roadways. They access wooded areas. They cross wetlands
The Cat® 304.5E2 XTC mini hydraulic excavator is the first model in the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup. Built on the reliable E2 platform, the 304.5E2 XTC offers the same level of quality, performance, and operator comfort expected from a Cat mini hydraulic excavator. In addition, the machine has an
Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and ground conditions.
(WEST FARGO, N.D. — October 2015) Bobcat Company has introduced its Tier 4-compliant 700 frame-size compact track loader. The Bobcat® T740 is powered by a diesel engine that is under 75 horsepower and does not require a diesel particulate filter (DPF), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
Because of the drought, the city in which I live on the Central Coast of California has started offering homeowners cash rebates for converting their lawns to dry landscapes. This prompted my neighbor two doors down to completely redesign his front yard with wood chips of various size and composition and rocks
You may be wasting money if you’re not correctly preparing your compact equipment for your busy season. Something as simple as a flat tire on a skid-steer loader—easily identified and fixed before the season starts—could cost you hundreds of dollars if you consider employee wages, repairs, and project delays.
It’s not too late
By Lori Lovely
Equipment is truly scheduled on job sites today. “You can’t leave equipment sitting on the job site, waiting to be used,” Fitzgerald insists. “It used to be no big deal to have it sit, but now, everyone’s watching costs, tracking usage. [Equipment] is an investment and contractors know the cost