Posted December 26, 2018

Product Focus: Compact wheel loaders

Check out what's new in compact wheel loaders.

R Series wheel loaders
Kubota’s R530 and R630 wheel loaders offer unrivaled visibility, high power and unmatched productivity in a compact loader. Standard four-wheel drive, 100 percent on-demand differential lock and rear-frame oscillation provide excellent traction, ride and stability on both models. The R630 features four operating modes that can match the application. The optional heated and air-conditioned enclosed cab ensures year-round comfort with features such as an adjustable suspension seat and excellent visibility. The joystick-mounted forward/reverse switch offers convenient, on-the-go direction changes without clutching or braking. An optional quick coupler makes for fast, safe and easy bucket and attachment changes. The R530 and R630 are powered by a reliable Kubota Tier 4 Final diesel engine; maintenance is done quickly with easy access points.

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Articulating loader presents a new compact, articulating wheel loader to American customers. The Intrepid mini-loader is one of the smallest available in the market. It features a 25-horsepower D1105 Kubota engine, powerful wheel motors by Poclain, Bosch hydraulics and a user-friendly joystick. It is especially useful where maneuverability in tight areas and a turf-friendly steering mechanism is preferred. Available as the Intrepid KM100 and the KM100 Tele, which is equipped with a telescoping boom which is particularly useful for pushing or pulling materials. The loaders are manufactured in Belgium by Knikmops. sources say it will deliver the machines at competitive pricing. The company plans to sell the machines to rental houses because of the units’ versatility and ease of use that will benefit their customers.

L45H, L50H wheel loaders
The Volvo L45H and L50H wheel loaders are well-balanced machines that offer outstanding performance in all conditions. Equipped with Volvo’s unique Torque Parallel (TP) linkage, they deliver high breakout torque and excellent parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range. A long wheel base, low center of gravity and good weight distribution give the machines superior stability on rough and uneven terrain. A robust, compact design featuring strong center hinges and a sloped counterweight ensures stable, powerful performance on all job sites. They feature Volvo’s intelligent load-sensing hydraulic system that drives power to the hydraulic functions according to demand for a fast response, shorter cycle times and reduced fuel consumption. An optional Boom Suspension System (BSS) boosts productivity by up to 20 percent by absorbing shock and reducing bouncing and bucket spillage.

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Wacker Neuson wheel loader

Three types of wheel loaders
Wacker Neuson offers three types of wheel loaders in North America: all-wheel steer, articulated and telescopic. All have the power, performance and operator comfort to tackle any job quickly and precisely manage all types of loads. All-wheel steer loaders (AWS) have a ridged one-piece chassis that prevents shifts in the center of gravity at full turn. Its 40-degree steering angle on each axle allows for a high degree of maneuverability, which helps to reduce transit and cycle times. Most AWS models feature three steering modes, four-wheel, two-wheel and crab for maximum maneuverability on the job. Articulated wheel loaders have an articulation joint and can work in confined areas with tight turns and uneven terrain. Telescopic wheel loaders offer a two-in-one machine concept with additional reach for stacking and dumping with a telescopic boom, plus ground-engaging capabilities, providing added versatility and greater productivity.

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