Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Operating Capacity 35 Percent Operating Weight (Ground Pressure) Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin RS-50 47 hp 1,650 lbs 4,750 lbs 6,065 lbs 3,300 lbs 9 ft, 7 in. (Radial) RS-60 56.4 hp 2,000 lbs 4,750 lbs 6,370 lbs 4,000 lbs 9 ft, 8 in. (Radial) RS-75 73.5 hp 2,600 lbs 5,845 lbs 7,425 lbs 5,200 lbs 10 ft, 4 in. (Radial) VS-60 56.4 hp 2,300 lbs 5,020 lbs 6,660 lbs 4,600 lbs 9 ft, 8 in. (Vertical) VS-75 73.5 hp 3,500 lbs 5,920 lbs 8,740 lbs 7,000 lbs 10 ft, 8 in. (Vertical) T R A C K L O A D E R S T he inclement weather of spring and fall always makes finishing those construction and landscape projects a constant challenge. The wet weather makes jobsites slick and un- workable, and skid steers get little trac- tion on those slippery inclines and deli- cate work surfaces. That's why it's time to call in the mobile artillery — your little Sherman tank on tracks — compact track loaders. Tackling tough terrain and giving extra power are what compact track loaders are all about. Sometimes called rubber track loaders or multi-ter- rain loaders (depending on the manu- facturer), these compact loader/tool car- riers are engineered just like your skid steers (including the same attachment plate) but with the added versatility of a dedicated track undercarriage. Rolling on rubber or steel tracks, compact track loaders can spearhead operations and navigate jobsites with extra flotation. A dedicated undercarriage also gives added tractive power (great in dozing operations), yet dispenses the weight of the entire machine through multiple track contact points for a lighter footprint. With extra power, lower ground pressure and added flotation and traction, the advantages of compact track loaders are growing on all types of professionals. Wheeled skid steers will always have their strong markets (especially when hard surfaces, cost of ownership or increased cycle times come into play), but compact track loaders will continue to eat up market share in their specific applications. From Bobcat to Kubota, John Deere to JCB, Caterpillar to Case, we've compiled 13 manufacturers that are producing or branding these dedicated track machines today. Large or small, vertical or radial lift, enclosed cab or just ROPS, basic or opulent, suspension or no suspension, low-cost or expensive — today's market offers a wealth of choices for buyers. www.compactequip.com 39 D E R S

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