Compact Track Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

Compact track loaders from New Holland, Bobcat, John Deere, Case, Caterpillar and Kubota Tractor Corp.

New Holland
New Holland’s dozer-style undercarriage is engineered to hold fast on steep slopes and take command of muddy or sandy terrain. The undercarriage has a rigid track frame with fewer moving parts, so it is more durable and easier to maintain than suspension track systems. Avoid de-tracking on inclines with the crawler-style rollers that have a larger inner diameter flange positioned between the track tabs. The elevated drive sprocket increases component life by keeping the motor assembly out of material and moisture.


Bobcat’s T770 packs increased power in an easy-to-maneuver machine. The Bobcat T770 compact track loader, part of the M-Series line of loaders, provides top productivity and the ability to extend your working season. The T770 has an operating weight of 10,327 pounds, a rated operating capacity of 3,475 pounds and is powered by a 92-hp turbo-diesel engine. With the optional pressurized cab, operators can work in extreme comfort and have improved visibility of the working area. 866.823.7898,

John Deere

The 329E and 333E make up John Deere’s E-Series line of compact track loaders (CTLs). The large-frame CTLs feature a flat floor design with 25 percent more foot room than previous models, giving operators more comfort in the cab. Lower noise levels also contribute to reduced operator fatigue and increased productivity. All models include low-effort electro-hydraulic (EH) controls for additional comfort and ease of operation. The EH controls are available for ISO, H, and foot control patterns. In addition, the E-Series features an option to allow the operator to switch between all three previously mentioned industry control patterns. 800.503.3373,

The Case TR320 compact track loader combines industry leading breakout and horsepower (90 hp) with excellent tractive effort, providing maximum stability and power transfer to the ground. This CTL features a dozer-style undercarriage designed to hold fast on steep slopes and improve operation, including a best-in-class departure angle. The TR320 features improved visibility, operator comfort, climate management and operator controls. CEGR technology helps to meet new Tier 4 Interim emissions regulations while also increasing productivity, improving fuel efficiency, and increasing uptime. 262.636.6011,


The Cat 299D XHP compact track loader is the largest, most powerful track loader that Caterpillar has ever built. The electronically controlled Cat C3.8 turbocharged engine produces 106 net hp and meets Tier 4 Interim emissions standards and peak torque is 277 lb/ft. Rated operating capacity is 3,185 pounds at 35 percent of tipping load. At 50 percent of tipping load, the rated operating capacity of the new Compact Track loader increases to 4,550 pounds. Operating weight is 11,647 pounds. This model is equipped with a 40-gpm), high-flow hydraulic system operating at 28,000 4,061 psi and producing 94 hydraulic hp, providing the capability to efficiently handle the largest of hydraulically powered work tools. The 299D XHP model includes many features as standard such as enclosed cab with air conditioning, air-ride seat, AMICS system and speed sensitive ride control. 309.675.1000,

Kubota Tractor Corp.

The model SVL75-2 and SVL90-2 compact track loaders offer best-in-class bucket breakout force and exceptional lifting capacity, providing outstanding performance and productivity. The 74.3-gross hp SVL75-2 boasts a 6,204-pound bucket breakout-force and a 4,881-pound lifting capacity. The 92-gross hp SVL90-2 has a bucket breakout-force of 7,961 pounds and a lifting capacity of 5,869 pounds. Both models are equipped with a rigid-mount undercarriage, a vertical lift designed for long reach (41.7 in.) and maximum lifting and dumping capabilities. 888.458.2682,

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