Skid-Steer Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

Skid steer loaders from Bobcat, John Deere, Case, Volvo CE, New Holland Construction and Caterpillar.

With a 92-hp engine, 3,350 pounds rated operating capacity, stronger lifting power (up to 11 feet of vertical lift) and added reach; you can easily place cargo and tackle your most demanding tasks using the S770 skid steer loader. The S770 also has improved hydraulic flow, providing the versatility to operate the most powerful Bobcat attachments. Like all M-Series models, the S770 has an industry-leading cab design that offers improved comfort, visibility and operator-friendly features. The optional pressurized cab provides a cleaner and 60 percent quieter work environment.

John Deere

The John Deere 318D & 320D skid steers are powered by John Deere PowerTech 2.4-L turbocharged E diesel engines that are IT4 certified with Auto-Idle. Compatible with more than 100 available Worksite Pro attachments allow contractors to expand their business opportunities. Fatigue-beating joysticks allow the operator to work more comfortably, precisely and productively. Both models feature 24 percent larger cab areas than their predecessors and provide best-in-class visibility. In addition, the cab is sealed and pressurized to keep out dust and noise. Creature comforts include suspension seats, cup holder, 12-volt power port, additional storage, and optional AM/FM/weatherband radio. Contractors can opt for 2-speed and increase travel speed up to 11 mph. 800.503.3373,


The Case SR250 and SV300 skid steers now feature 90-hp, 3.4-liter Case diesel engines with the full high-pressure common rail (HPCR) design typically used in larger construction equipment. To meet Tier 4 Interim emission requirements, Case equipped the models with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology, including diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidizing catalyst. Case selected CEGR technology as most appropriate for skid steers where the engine typically runs at a high RPM. Rated operating capacities are 2,500 pounds for the SR250 and 3,000 pounds for the SV300. The Alpha Series includes both radial-lift and vertical-lift models. The radial lift machines are ideal for digging, prying and pushing, while the vertical lift models excel on lift-and-carry applications. 866.542.2736,

Volvo CE

New Volvo wheeled skid steer models include the radial lift MC60C and MC70C, and the vertical lift MC85C and MC95C. Rated operating capacities for these models range from 1,350 to 1,900 pounds and gross engine power from 48 to 59 hp. Volvo skid steer loaders feature a unique single loader arm design and deliver customers the superior loading performance and durability found in traditional skid steer design. 828.650.2000,

New Holland Construction
Seven skid steer loaders comprise the new 200 Series and feature the patented vertical lift Super Boom design, delivering best-in-class forward dump height and reach. The 53-degree dump angle on the 200 Series skid steer loaders is also best in class. This lets operators empty the bucket faster, increasing cycle times and productivity. The new self-leveling bucket feature on the five models with the Super Boom design allows attachments to maintain the preset location throughout the lift cycle. For long load and carry operations, the optional Glide Ride feature with the Super Boom design ensures a smooth ride over the roughest job site. These five models are rated from 57-84 hp. New Holland also introduced two compact models, the L213 and L215. Each features a radial lift design, providing excellent digging performance.


The new Cat 272D Skid Steer Loader replaces the C Series predecessor, and features a more powerful engine, the Cat C3.8, which meets Stage IIIB and Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. Net engine power for the 272D is up 5 percent, from 90 to 95 hp, and peak torque is increased by 14 percent. A robust 23-gpm auxiliary hydraulic system allows efficient use of a broad range of work tools. Larger lift cylinders provide a 19-percent boost in lifting force. An available electrically activated quick coupler replaces the previously used hydraulically actuated coupler, allowing a simpler design that eliminates hydraulic lines, connectors and valves. Self-relieving quick disconnects allow work tool changes to be made quickly and easily. Rated operating capacity for the 272D is 3,200 pounds at 35 percent of tipping load. 309.675.1000,

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