Posted June 6, 2016

Mustang's New Articulated Loaders Offer High Breakout Forces

Mustang's model 608 and 708 Articulated Loaders lie within the 60 to 80 hp size class, with a Yanmar 64.4 hp engine on the 608 and a Deutz 74.3 hp engine powering the 708. The Yanmar engine uses a diesel particulate filter after-treating system, while the Deutz uses a diesel oxidation catalyst after treatment system.

mustang 608 The company says the models offer some of the highest breakout forces in that size class machine, with the 608 providing 12,661 lbf and 13,020 lbf from the 74-hp model. Both new machines include Power-A-Tach Attachment Mounting System and a multi-function joystick. A heavy-duty, oscillating articulation joint offers 45-degree turning angles to the left and right and 10 degrees of oscillation in both directions for traction and maneuverability.

The bucket and tires follow a constant turning radius, so the rear tires of the loader follow the path of the front tires. The “Z” bar-type linkage allows for mechanical self-leveling action in both the up and down directions, excellent bucket dump angles at the mid- and top-ranges of the lift path, mechanical return to dig, as well as outstanding forward reach.

Proportional auxiliary hydraulics are standard equipment and are used with a roller switch on the joystick. Detent and pressure relief are included to optimize attachment hook-up and performance.

Two easily accessible auxiliary hydraulic lines with flat-face couplers power a variety of tools and make attachment changes easy. The 608 and 708 are available with an three auxiliary circuit options to the front and rear, including high-flow.

An open canopy ROPS is standard and a complete cab enclosure option is available. A multi-function joystick controls the lift arm, bucket, float, travel direction, differential lock, speed selection and auxiliary hydraulic functions. An inching pedal allows operators to vary ground speed while maintaining a fixed engine speed to optimally run attachments while enabling precise machine speed control.