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Material Handling Scale Models

June 29th, 2011

smhco.com

Material Handling Toys

A wide range of material handling scale models is now available from Systems Material Handling (SMH), Olathe, Kan. The collection includes over 150 different models from a wide range of Original Equipment Manufacturers. Detailed models are ideal for starting or completing a collection, or as a gift for a customer.

Hand pallet trucks, walk/ride electric pallet trucks, IC and electric, stand up and sit down forklifts, parts pickers, scissor lifts, boom lifts, container handlers, skid steer and mini track hoes are all included in the collection. Models are plastic or metal and come in a wide range of sizes. Remote control models are also available.

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Bobcat offers front-auxiliary hydraulics and additional attachments for compact tractors

June 23rd, 2011

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Bobcat announces that a front-auxiliary hydraulics option is now available on CT440, CT445 and CT450 compact tractors. This option routes hoses and couplers to the front of the tractor loader to enable the function of hydraulically operated attachments, which are now approved for use on these tractor models, increasing the versatility of the machines.

Attachments that require front auxiliary hydraulics and are approved for use on the CT440, CT445 and CT450 are:
• Model 10 auger: Operators now have the option to use an auger on the front or rear of the tractor to dig holes for trees, fence posts, etc.
• Hydraulic pallet fork: Lifting, carrying and placing palletized, bagged or bulky materials is easier because the operator can position the forks from the operator seat.
• Spreader: The spinner wheel is controlled from the operator seat to spread free-flowing granular materials, such as seed and fertilizer.
• Standard-duty snow blades: From the seat, the operator can angle the moldboard to the left or right 30 degrees to quickly clear snow.
• Tilt-Tach™: The Tilt-Tach allows attachments to be positioned 15 degrees to the left or right of center, independent of the position of the tractor, making it easier to cut level paths out of the side of hills or dig drainage ditches with the corner of a bucket.
• Utility grapple: This attachment easily grabs brush, logs and other difficult-to-handle material and has strong, replaceable tapered teeth.

Additional attachments have also been approved for use on the front loader of the CT440, CT445 and CT450 that do not require front auxiliary hydraulics. These are the digger, landplane and pallet fork attachments.

All of the attachments listed above are also approved for use on select Bobcat loaders and Toolcat™ utility work machines. When the same attachment can be used on multiple machines, it decreases the number of attachments needed for an equipment fleet and increases the versatility of each machine.

An option already available on the front-end loader of Bobcat compact tractors will make it even easier to work with these new attachments. The Bob-Tach™ quick attachment mounting system saves time when hooking up attachments to the front-end loader. The Bob-Tach system allows operators who need to use multiple front-end attachments to quickly and effortlessly change attachments for maximum productivity.

For the name of the nearest Bobcat dealer, visit www.bobcatdealer.com. For more information on Bobcat compact tractors, visit www.bobcat.com/utility_machines/tractors.

QuickLook: Bobcat compact tractor front-auxiliary hydraulics and front-end attachments

• Front-auxiliary hydraulic option now available on CT440, CT445 and CT450.
• Hoses and couplers are routed to the front of the tractor loader to enable the function of hydraulically operated attachments.
• Attachments that require front auxiliary hydraulics now approved for use on the CT440, CT445 and CT450 are: model 10 auger, hydraulic pallet forks, spreader, standard-duty snow blade, Tilt-Tach™ and utility grapple.
• Non-hydraulic attachments now approved for use on the CT440, CT445 and CT450 are diggers, landplanes and pallet forks.
• Attachments approved for use on compact tractors are also approved for use on some models of Bobcat loaders and Toolcat™ utility work machines for machine and equipment fleet versatility.
• Bob-Tach™ quick attachment mounting system option makes changing between front-mounted attachments easier.

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New Bobcat compact loader to be showcased at Intermat Middle East

June 23rd, 2011

ameinfo.com

A wide range of compact equipment from Bobcat will be exhibited on stand number OS40 at the Intermat Middle East Exhibition with the support of Kanoo Machinery, the company’s authorised dealer for the UAE.

Among the products being shown are the market-leading Bobcat range of skid-steer loaders including the new generation S630 model and the very popular S130 and S150 skid-steer loaders. The stand display will also feature the E14, E16 and E32 mini-excavators; the top-of-the-range T40170 telehandler and a comprehensive selection of attachments from Bobcat.

The partnership between Bobcat and the Kanoo Machinery Division began more than 20 years ago and the excellent product quality from Bobcat together with the unparalleled aftersales support offered by the Kanoo Machinery Division have made Bobcat products the preferred choice in the UAE. Bobcat products are part of a wide range of equipment from leading international equipment manufacturers for all sectors of industry that have made the Kanoo Machinery Division the market leader in this area over the last thirty years.

S630 pallet fork.

Powered by the Kubota 55.4 kW V3307-DI-TE3 kW Stage IIIA diesel engine, the new S630 radial lift path skid-steer loader has an operating weight of 3496 kg, a rated operating capacity of 989 kg and a tipping load of 1978 kg. Enhanced operator comfort is a key feature of Bobcat new generation loaders, the most prominent aspect being the unique forward-positioned Premium Cab, the largest on the market. The standard hydraulic flow on the S630 has been increased by over 30% to 87.1 l/min, providing significantly better attachment performance. The high flow version of this loader, the S630H, offers a hydraulic flow of 115.5 l/min.

The S130 and S150 are the most successful skid-steer loaders in the Middle East.

The S130 is again a radial lift path, conventional wheelbase skid-steer loader powered by the 34.3 kW (45 HP) Kubota V2203-E diesel engine. It is a perfect addition to the fleet for every type of customer in the UAE, as it offers fast cycle times, a high travel speed of 7.3 mph (11.8 km/h) and impressive auxiliary pump flow rates for a wide variety of digging, material handling and many other applications in the construction and related industries. The S130 has an operating weight of 2465 kg, a rated operating capacity of 590 kg and a tipping load of 1195 kg. The S130 also has a reach of 475 mm with a lift height of 2781 mm.

The S150 loader also features radius path lift arms, well suited to digging and grading work, and a long wheelbase for a smoother ride. The hydraulic system has been engineered for increased breakout force. In addition, the machine is equipped with dual tilt cylinders, opening up room in front of the loaders, resulting in better visibility to attachments and easier entry and exit to the cab.

The S150 offers reduced cycle times and faster travel speeds. It is powered by the normally aspirated version of the Kubota V2203-M diesel engine rated at 35 kW, producing excellent traction and breakout force for excavating and handling large loads. High hydraulic pump capacity and enhanced attachment performance are also features of the S150 model, where the hydraulic flow is an impressive 63 l/min.

Like the smaller Bobcat 14-metre T40140 and 12-metre T35120 telehandlers, the T40170 is equipped with a revolutionary patent-protected boom, incorporating the most advanced technology available today.

Thanks to the design and construction of the advanced boom, which pivots at the very rear of the machine, the T40170 can lift 2.5 tonne to 17.43 m, when used with stabilisers. On tyres alone, the T40170 can still lift to a height of 17.2 m. In addition, the lifting capacity at the maximum reach of 13.67 m is an impressive 560 kg and the boom allows the T40170 to offer a maximum forward reach of over 2 m even at the maximum lifting height.

Complementing the Bobcat telescopic handler range is a comprehensive selection of job-matched attachments covering a wide range of applications. Demonstrating the increased versatility of the telescopic handler range, Bobcat offers a man platform attachment. Ideal for work at height and general inspection duties, the EC certified man platform is approved for use on the T40170, T40140 and T35120SL MP models.

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Lift Capacity, Safe Work Load, Operating Load, Tipping Loads – What Do They Mean?

June 23rd, 2011

Choosing a mini loader, skid steer loader, front end loader, wheel loader or mini telescopic loader that will do your job safely and effectively is of paramount importance, but what does all the jargon mean? There can be a confusing array of specifications stated on brochures, but they may not be showing the true picture. Some of the figures include tipping load, operating load, safe working load, and hydraulic lift capacity.

The most relevant specifications to compare different brands of mini loaders and skid steers is the Safe Working Load (SWL) or Operating Load of the articulated loader, mini telescopic or skid steer and to make sure these calculations have been done using the AS, ISO or SAE. It is of paramount importance to check that the SWL measurements have been performed using one of the above codes, as some manufacturers may state tipping load at the hitch, which is not the centre of gravity of the bucket or pallet forks, so the actual capacity will be a lot lower. Further details are explained below.

If a mini telescopic loader is being compared to a front end loader, then the tipping height must also be taken into account. Often mini telescopic loaders do not have a useful working height when retracted and must be telescoped out before they can load a truck or a trailer. Sometimes they don’t even have any clearance from the wheels when retracted. In the case of a telescopic loader the useful working height’s tipping load must be taken into account as the tipping load decreases significantly when the mast is telescoped out from the loader. The way to compare tipping loads of a front end load to a telescopic loader is to extend the telescopic mast so the pivot point is the same as the front end loader and then compare the tipping loads.

Specifications such as hydraulic lift capacity have no relevance as to what a loader driver can actually lift. The hydraulic lift capacity merely states what the loader, if chained to the ground so it couldn’t tip over, could lift.

The accepted method for determining a loaders capacity is to measure the loaders tipping load. The figure gained determines the Safe Working Load (SWL), also commonly called the Operating Load. There is a recent trend to call the recommended capacity Operating Load as it shows the driver they must still operate the load in a responsible manner, as this load in particular situations is enough to create instability in loader.

The tipping load of a front end loader, mini loader, wheel loader, or skid steer is measured with the mast fully extended laterally. A loader mast creates an arc in the air when lifted from the lowest point to the highest point. The tipping load of the front end loader is highest when it is lowest to the ground as the tool frame is closest to the front axle. As the mast moves upwards to the horizontal position, the tool frame is in the most distant position from the front axle, giving the lowest tipping capacity of the front end loader. This is because the centre of gravity of the load is further away from the machine. A similar principle applies to people – try picking up 10kg close to your chest and then extend your arm out to full extension – it is a lot more difficult to lift and it creates a tipping movement in the direction of the load. As the mast moves in an arc further upwards, to its highest point, the centre of gravity of the load on the tool frame actually comes closer to the machine, so the tipping load increases again.

Tipping load is measured using a weigh cell and chain attached to the ground with the mast in a horizontal position (see ISO…..). The tipping load for a loader with a bucket is calculated by taking a line through the centre of gravity of the bucket when it is fully crowded back and attaching this to the weigh cell vertically positioned underneath it and bolted to the floor. The rear of the front end loader is also loosely chained to stop it tipping over. Pressure is put on the bucket line via tensioners or a pulley-cable system until at least one of the loaders wheels is off the ground. As the loader is starting to tip over, this measurement is recorded as the tipping load straight of the front end loader or skid steer.
The tipping load for a front end loader with a set of forks is calculated with the pallet forks in a horizontal position and the weigh cell positioned at the centre of gravity of the load on the forks. It is important when comparing loaders to check where the manufacturer states their centre of gravity is on the forks, as the closer to the machine will give a higher tipping load.

One must note that the tipping load is a STATIC MEASUREMENT taken on a hard even surface, so this figure shouldn’t be taken as the weight a loader can actually lift in the field. Uneven terrain, boggy ground, slopes, braking, momentum from travelling and raising/lowering the mast must all be taken into account and so guidelines for SWL have been set up.

The above description of measuring the tipping load when the vehicle is straight is true for rigid bodied loaders such as skidsteers and backhoes. This is because in a rigid bodied loader the effective distance of the counterweight relative to the tool frame cannot change. However in an articulated loader, the front chassis turns independently to the rear chassis and on full articulation the counterweight is closer to the tool frame, changing the tipping load.

When tipping loads measurements are being taken for SWL calculations wtih articulated loaders, they are measured in two positions – one when the articulated loader is straight and the other tipping load when the loader is fully articulated.

After tipping load measurements have been performed these are used to calculate the SWL or Operating Load’s. For rigid bodied loaders, 50% of the tipping load straight is used as the SWL. For articulated loaders, 50% of the fully articulated tipping load is used as the SWL. 50% of the tipping load is used to take into account the variables mentioned above – such as uneven terrain and momentum from travelling.

The golden rule for operating any loader, in particular articulated loaders, is to load with the vehicle straight. Articulated steering is to be used for maneuvering and the bucket or weight is best kept low for this. A lot of reserve safety is built into articulated loaders as 50% of the tipping load when ARTICULATED is used for the SWL, and an operator should never have his bucket in that position. However in a rigid bodied loader, 50% of the tipping load is used, so less reserve is really built in.

Many operators of articulated front end loaders are amazed how much they can lift, as this is because the tipping load when the vehicle is straight is so high, however the operator should always be careful to load within the vehicles SWL for safety. The Australian Standards also state that less weight/material should be put in the bucket of any loader if the operator is working in rough terrain as the terrain will affect the tipping load greatly.

In summary, tipping loads are calculated to determine the SWL or operating loads that are recommended for each model front end loader and skidsteer. Loader operators should be aware of the SWL and drive the loader within its limits to guarantee their own safety and safety of personnel in the vicinity.

(ArticlesBase SC #1438340)

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New Bush Hog Loaders for Rural Lifestylers

June 23rd, 2011

grit.com

Whether on the farm or in the field, at the job site or in the plant nursery, Bush Hog provides a front end loader to meet customer’s needs. “Bush Hog now offers eighteen different loader models and many are specifically designed with the rural lifestyler in mind,” according to Marc Ivey, Bush Hog’s Director of Business Planning. Fitting tractors as small as 10 horsepower and as large as 160 horsepower, the broad range of model offerings allow Bush Hog to fit today’s newest tractor models as well as many of those ‘well used’ tractors that still play a vital role around the farm or job site.

“We also recognize the power of a front end loader is only truly unleashed when you can mix and match various attachments to tackle the various jobs our customers face every day’” according to Ivey. These easy-to-attach accessories include both regular and heavy duty buckets in a range of widths, bale spears, pallet forks and grapple attachments.

Whether there are bales to move, a hole to fill, a tree to plant or countless other jobs where lifting is involved, Bush Hog has a loader to meet customers’ needs.

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B&B’S OILQUICK ENABLES AUTOMATIC HYDRAULIC HOSE COUPLIN

June 7th, 2011

B&B Attachments, the UK’s leading supplier
of masts and forklift truck attachments, is
expanding its range of quick release systems
with the launch of OilQuick Forklift a quick
coupler system for forklift trucks that enables
hydraulic attachments to be connected in just
15 seconds. Cost effective, OilQuick increases
the flexibility, versatility and utilisation of forklift
trucks thereby enabling companies to save costs.
Manufactured by Oilquick AB from Sweden and sold exclusively in the UK by
B&B Attachments, the patented OilQuick truck coupler system not only
connects mechanically, but also engages the hydraulic connections at the
same time. Comprising of a two-piece male/female unit, the system is quickly
and easily fitted with one component attached to the forklift and the other to
the attachment.
As the connection is made from the cab, there is no need for the operator to
attach the hydraulic hoses by hand. This not only improves health and safety
but also increases the utilisation of the forklift truck thereby providing better
truck economy.
All types of hydraulic attachments can be changed using OilQuick including
fork positions and clamps. On sites where fork truck attachments have to be
changed several times a day, fitting the OilQuick coupling can result in fleet
reduction leading to cost savings on trucks and fuel.
The OilQuick OQT 850 is suitable for all forklift trucks of 3-9 ton capacity. The
unit’s coupler brackets can either be hooked-on or integrated into the mast for
optimum visibility and lifting capacity.
With the launch of OilQuick, B&B Attachments is offering forklift truck
operators a choice of two quick release systems. The company’s patented
PowerMount range is manufactured as a single unit, thereby improving
visibility. Less expensive than OilQuick it is not fully automatic and
necessitating the driver to attach the couplings manually which normally takes
30 seconds.
Commenting, John Lamberth, Operations Director of B&B Attachments says,
“Companies can choose whether they prefer the semi-automatic PowerMount
quick release system, which is fitted to the truck and uses the hooks on the
attachment to mount it or OilQuick which is fully automatic but dearer. Both
systems provide a much faster and safer way of changing attachments”.

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New T320 Compact Track Loader Packs Powerful 92-hp Engine to Do More Work

June 3rd, 2011

news.thomas.net

WEST FARGO, N.D. – June 2007

The new Bobcat® T320 compact track loader is for operators who want to do more – push more, dig more and grade more. Achieving increased productivity and greater attachment performance isn’t a problem with the powerful 92-hp diesel engine on the T320 from Bobcat Company, a business of Ingersoll Rand.

The introduction of the T320 extends the line of Bobcat compact track loaders to six. This new vertical lift path loader features a significantly larger engine and a 3,200-pound rated operating capacity, making it the largest compact track loader manufactured by Bobcat. Its 92-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine means it has more horsepower to perform better in nearly every application.

Bobcat representatives say the powerful T320 especially excels at using high-flow Bobcat attachments such as the forestry cutter, Brushcat(TM) rotary cutter, stump grinder, chipper and more. Operators can take advantage of the loader’s generous horsepower to complete tasks quickly without sacrificing quality.

The extra horsepower, coupled with the Bobcat rugged rubber tracks, also gives operators the muscle needed for tough pushing, digging and grading. In addition, the track system provides extra traction, reduced ground pressure and low ground disturbance, with superior flotation to extend contractors’ work seasons. The machine’s 18-inch wide rubber tracks produce just 4.2 psi of ground pressure.

The T320 has a lift height of 10 feet 9 inches that follows a vertical lift path, allowing it to load trucks easily. The unique design of the low-profile lift arms gives the operator an excellent view of the attachment and work area.

A variety of Bobcat attachments add to the productivity and versatility of this operator-friendly and cost-effective machine. The T320 is equipped with a hydraulic system that produces
21.2 gpm, or operators can choose the 37 gpm high-flow option, which produces excellent hydraulic breakout force and lifting capabilities. Operators can quickly and easily change between the more than 40 approved attachments for the T320 with the standard Bob-Tach(TM) attachment mounting system or the optional Power Bob-Tach(TM) mounting system.

As with every machine that Bobcat produces, serviceability on the T320 can be accomplished easily and quickly. The loader is outfitted with a transversely mounted engine for single-side servicing. It also has permanently lubricated idlers and rollers that require no maintenance. In addition, adjusting the track tension is accomplished simply by adding grease to the tensioning cylinder.

Comfort and safety features are built into the T320 design with its deluxe operator cab. The unit comes with a fully adjustable suspension seat and has state-of-the-art instrument panels that provide operational, diagnostic and monitoring features. The optional deluxe instrument panel includes a keyless-start security system, lockouts, digital engine hour and job clocks, a multi-language display as well as a “help” menu. Cab options include factory-installed heat and air conditioning.

The widely known Bobcat brand includes an extensive line of powerful, nimble compact construction equipment and attachments and state-of-the-art engineering capabilities.

QuickLook: T320 Compact Track Loader
92-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine increases productivity and provides greater attachment performance
Increased horsepower enables operators to push more, dig more and grade more
Excels at using high-flow attachments such as the forestry cutter, Brushcat(TM) rotary cutter, stump grinder, chipper and more
Lift height of 10 feet 9 inches
Unique vertical-lift-path design features low-profile lift arms for excellent visibility
18-inch wide rubber tracks produce low 4.2 psi of ground pressure

21.2 gpm standard hydraulic flow system; 37 gpm optional high-flow hydraulic system

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Volvo Construction Equipment see sales surge 53% in first three months of 2011

June 3rd, 2011

volvo.com

Volvo Construction Equipment experienced a significant improvement in both sales and income during the first quarter of 2011 as the total world market for construction equipment increased by 51% between January to March, when compared to the same period the year before. The company also became the largest manufacturer of wheel loaders and excavators in China during the period.

The company’s net sales during the first three months were driven strongly by surges in demand in Asia and South America, rising 41% to SEK 15,759 M (SEK 11,148 M in Q1 2010). When adjusted for currency movements, sales out-performed the wider market, rising to 53%. Volvo Construction Equipment also saw a leap in profitability during the first quarter, with operating income improving by almost 70% to SEK 1,708 M, up from SEK 1,006 M in the same period last year.

Reinforcing the underlying strength of the business, operating margin was also strongly improved at 10.8% during the first three months, up from 9.0% during the same period in 2010 – and the highest ever for a first quarter. This improved position was not only the result of higher sales, but also due to cost reduction activities, lower breakeven point and better cost absorption via increased production activity. The value of Volvo Construction Equipment’s order book on 31st March 2011 was also significantly improved, 40% higher than on the same date in the previous year.

Improving expectations
These results come amid continuing improvements in the market situation. Europe and North America both saw considerable sales increases during the first quarter; of 57% and 59% respectively. These were supported by strong increases in Asia, which rose by 54%, driven by a charging Chinese market that grew by an incredible 70%. South America also performed well, rising by 38%, while Other Markets grew by a more modest 3% during the period.

The prospects for the rest of the year are also improving, with the total market expected to grow by between 20-30% during 2011. Expectations for both Europe and North America have again been revised upwards; with Europe forecast to grow by 10-20% (previously forecast 5-15%) while North America is expected to rise 25-30% (previously forecast 20-30%). Hopes for China have also been marked up, with the country now expected to grow by between 20-30%, up from the 5-15% previously stated. The total Asian market is forecast to grow by 10-20%, while South America is expected to expand by between 5-15%.

Eventful three months
It was an exciting quarter for the company, which saw the introduction of over 50 new models to its dealers and customers in Europe and North America. Added to this Volvo became the largest producer of excavators and wheel loaders in China, and its new L220G wheel loader won the coveted Red Dot design award. The company also unveiled plans to invest $100 million in its Shippensburg facility in the US and start production of wheel loaders, excavators and articulated haulers at the site. There was also a change of leadership announced during the first quarter; with Pat Olney replacing Olof Persson as President of Volvo Construction Equipment on May 1st, as Mr. Persson takes up his new role of Executive Vice President and deputy CEO of the Volvo Group.

“We have seen the favorable trend continue in both the Chinese and Brazilian markets, while the recovery in North America and Europe is becoming increasingly clear,” says Olof Persson. “We are in an intense period of product renewal, which will contribute to further strengthen our competitiveness.”

Table 1. Volvo Construction Equipment, net sales by market area, in Millions of Swedish Krona

Net sales by market area First three months
SEK M 2011 2010 Change
Europe 3,983 3,075 30%
North America 1,576 1,381 14%
South America 907 801 13%
Asia 8,428 5,254 60%
Other markets 865 637 36%
Total 15,759 11,148 41%

Ends.

April 2011

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Case IH Maxxfarm range small but powerful

May 26th, 2011

dairynewsaustralia.com

The Maxxfarm range includes six models powered by quiet and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines ranging from the 23hp Maxxfarm 25 to the 57hp Maxxfarm 60.

Case IH marketing manager Kerry McCauley says the tractors come with features usually expected in a large tractor, like a tight 55 degree turning angle, high ground clearance of up to 390mm and excellent all-round visibility.

Maxxfarm has the versatility to handle a wide range of small farm tasks.

“The Quick-Attach linkage makes for easy hitching of implements and there are two rear remote valves for hydraulic implements, which is a real bonus on tractors in this size range,” McCauley says.

“The main hydraulic pump and steering pump are separate, so the machines can cope with heavy loads, and the high capacity hitch can handle up to 1.75 tonnes.”

The range is also operator friendly. Benefits include a convenient forward-reverse Shuttle Lever control, placed at the left hand, keeping the right hand free to operate other controls.

The Maxxfarm 35 is available with either a Synchro Shuttle or hydrostatic transmission for effortless speed changes from standstill to 27km/h.

The tractors are all available with a well-planned platform with foldable ROPS, while the Maxxfarm 60 is also available in a cab model which offers air conditioning, sunroof, dual doors and wide-opening rear windows.

All models are easy to service due to thoughtful engine layout and a one-touch bonnet and gas strut provides easy access to all key service points.

“This all-new range is stacked with performance-enhancing features that add up to a reliable and powerful farm machine,” McCauley says.

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Kubota releases its own front-end loaders

May 26th, 2011

dairynewsaustralia.com

These new loaders are manufactured by Kubota Industrial Equipment in their own manufacturing plant in the USA and fully comply with all Australian front end loader requirements. There are five new models of mechanical self-levelling front-end loaders, all featuring quick detach loader assemblies.

The convenient system saves time by letting the operator attach and detach the loader from the tractor. The mounting pins and hose couplings can be removed from the operator’s seat, without the need for any tools. Boom stays are mounted to the loader frame and easily engaged to ensure stability of the loader when detached from the tractor.

The new LA714 and LA854 loaders are ideally suited to Kubota’s Grand L series of tractors (35 – 52 horsepower).While the new LA514-B fits the 34 horsepower L3400 tractor, the LA714-B fits the 44 horsepower L4400 tractor and the LA854-B is designed for the 52 horsepower MX 5100 tractor.

All of these loaders, when fitted to the relevant model, allow operators an excellent field of vision.

Kubota says the construction grade hydraulic cylinders are made to last and the high quality plating of the cylinder rods mean superior rust protection and enhance sealing performance. For operator safety, boom stops are stored on the loader frame for use when servicing the tractor. All of these loaders come standard with a front radiator guard.

To make the loaders as versatile as possible a skid steer type quick hitch is standard. This hitch system allows operators to quickly attach or detach buckets or implements from the tractor. Loaders come fitted with standard type buckets.

An electric-operated third function kit is available and when fitted is ideal to operate the optional a 4:1 bucket available for all of these loaders. Other options available include pallet fork frames and bale spears.

All of these options are also manufactured by Kubota to ensure correct fitting and efficient operation of the tractor Loader combination. A counterweight is offered as an option for all these loaders and is recommended to ensure safe operation.

Kubota says the release of these new loaders means operators can take advantage of using a loader that perfectly matches the capability of their tractor.

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