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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50 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 T R A C K L O A D E R S Mustang All-New Pilot Series Track Loader Joins the Fleet Advice to Buyers When considering which machine to buy, service and total cost of ownership should be a factor," says Nathan Ryan, product manager of skid and track loaders with Mustang. "After you narrow down the size of machine you need based on applications and the features you want, then ser- vice intervals, service conve- nience and resale value may be the tipping factor in your deci- sion. Some quick research on auction websites to compare similar machines will give you some insight on which models and brands will be worth more when you are ready to trade in your machine." M ustang began in the 19th century as the Owatonna Mfg. Co. Starting as an ag- ricultural implement manufacturer, Mustang has since grown into a 21st cen- tury compact equipment leader. With many years of experience producing compact equipment that enhances performance and safety, Mustang says its equip- ment has become a workhorse for construction, agriculture and industries beyond. Mustang built its first skid steer in 1965 and entered the track loader market in 2001. Today, the Mustang track loader line consists of five radial-lift models (RT Se- ries) and one vertical-lift model (VT Series), all manufactured in Yankton, S.D. With many industry-exclusive features, including the IdealAccess Fold-Up Door and Ideal- Trax Automatic Track Tensioning System, the 1650RT, 1750RT NXT3, 2100RT NXT3, 2150RT, 2500RT NXT3 and 3200VT are blazing new trails in the track loader market. The Mustang RT Series features models with radial-lift loader arm geometry, offer- ing power in ground-engaging applications and additional reach at trailer loading height. A low-profile boom design enhances visibility while providing a lift height up to 127 in. Auxiliary hydraulic flow is standard (high flow optional) with connect- under-pressure couplers. The 2150RT is the latest Mustang RT Series track loader to hit the market. This new Pilot Series model features pilot-op- erated joystick controls that give the op- erator true one-to-one proportional con- trol over the drive system. The joystick is mounted to the seat for added legroom and comfort. The result is a responsive system that provides both low- and high- end speed controllability. With powerful engines featuring 69.9 to 114 gross hp, industry-leading horsepow- er management technology and planetary final drive, Mustang skid loaders have the high tractive effort and fuel efficiency that take them to the next level, says the com- pany. Mustang track loaders come standard with an IdealTrax automatic track ten- sioning system. This system eliminates manual tensioning and increases the life of the tracks, sprockets and bearings by relieving track tension when the engine is shut off. This system saves the suggested 10- to 15-minute track tension checks that are recommended every 50 hours and the 30- to 45-minute tension readjustments required approximately every 300 to 400 hours, depending on usage. Mustang track loaders can also be ordered with an IdealAccess Fold-Up Door that allows the door to be open or closed during operation with no impact to the overall machine height. Mustang's new Easy Manager telematics system is also available to monitor location and maintenance. With attachments and models perfect for landscape, agriculture, construction or rental — Mustang track loaders are up for any challenge — says the company. 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 1650RT 68.4 hp 2,357 lbs 1,650 lbs 8,020 lbs (6.5 psi) 4,715 lbs 9 ft, 11.6 in. (Radial) 1750RT NXT3 68.4 hp 2,500 lbs 1,750 lbs 8,605 lbs (6.2 psi) 5,000 lbs 10 ft, 8 in. (Radial) 2100RT NXT3 70.7 hp 3,000 lbs 2,100 lbs 9,800 lbs (4.7 psi) 6,000 lbs 10 ft, 8 in. (Radial) 2150RT 70.7 hp 3,072 lbs 2,150 lbs 9,900 lbs (4.8 psi) 6,144 lbs 10 ft, 8 in. (Radial) 2500RT NXT3 70.7 hp 3,571 lbs 2,500 lbs 11,470 lbs (5.3 psi) 7,143 lbs 10 ft, 8 in. (Radial) 3200VT 108 hp 4,571 lbs 3,200 lbs 11,610 lbs (5.3 psi) 9,143 lbs 10 ft, 10 in. (Vertical)

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