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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S K I D S T E E R S www.compactequip.com 51 New Holland Five Units Raising the Bar with Boom and Bucket Height newholland.com Advice to Buyers "The compact track loader market continues to grow in popularity," says Ryan Ander- son, New Holland construc- tion product marketing spe- cialist. "New models like the C237 are coming to the mar- ket with higher lift capacities and more hydraulic power in addition to the added com- fort and traction offered by a compact track loader. These factors are driving the in- creased demand. Customers are able to do more with these machines than similarly sized wheel versions." I n 2005, New Holland Construction launched its first dedicated compact track loader. With the company's long and established skid steer history, New Holland compact track loaders quickly caught on and now represent one of the top lines at the company. The 200 Series is the second generation of its compact track loaders. These machines feature a dozer-style undercarriage built on decades of experience in heavy equipment undercarriage design. The compact track loader design gives the operator year-round traction with a light footprint. All New Holland Construction compact track loader models were designed with the combined goals of lower machine height and industry-leading bucket height and reach, says the company. Five compact track loader models make up the 200 Series. The C232, C237 and C238 compact track loaders feature the patented verti- cal-lift Super Boom design, delivering the industry's best forward dump height and reach, says the company. The 200 Series also includes the C227 and C234 radial-lift machines that provide digging performance for landscaping and construction ap- plications. The 200 Series compact track loader cab is one of the widest in the indus- try, says New Holland, providing more head and foot room and offering twice the visibility in critical zones. The rear window provides rear visibility, and the lighting package delivers jobsite visibility, boosting productivity. Because the rigid undercarriage and machine weight are distributed over a large area, New Holland compact track loaders provide a stable ride over work- ing surfaces. The new frame improves clean out and has been a big hit with cus- tomers, says New Holland. Undercarriage components include permanently lubed idlers and rollers and a steel-belted rub- ber track. Daily maintenance on the 200 Series compact track loaders is quick and easy, so operators can stay on schedule. The ground-level service checkpoints are easy to access and grouped together. There is nothing to disconnect, and no special tools are required. A quick daily service check only takes minutes but will pay off during the entire life of the ma- chine. For complete access, the service technician only needs to remove two nuts and washers to tilt the cab forward. Another improvement is the redesigned hy- draulic system, which extends the service interval to 2,000 hours and significantly reduces the amount of used and disposed oil. Lift capacities, hydraulic power, machine size and engine power are key aspects of the track loader purchasing decision, says New Holland. Customers must determine their job task and how the skid steer will fit into their fleet. The last thing a customer will want is to have a unit that doesn't have enough working power or may not fit on their trailer along with their mini excavator. Consult your local New Holland dealer as they have the expertise to understand what you will need in your local market, and don't forget attachments. They can go a long way to help maximize effi- ciency. A bucket can do many things, but it's not always the best tool for the job. By purchasing specialty attachments, you can perform jobs faster and with greater ease. T R A C K L O A D E R S 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 C227 68 hp 2,700 lbs 1,890 lbs 8,270 lbs (5.9 psi) 5,400 lbs 10 ft, 3 in. (Radial) C232 68 hp 3,200 lbs 2,240 lbs 9,630 lbs (4.2 psi) 6,400 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) C234 84 hp 3,400 lbs 2,380 lbs 9,945 lbs (4.4 psi) 6,800 lbs 10 ft, 6 in. (Radial) C237 84 hp 3700 lbs 2,590 lbs 9,630 lbs (4.3 psi) 7,400 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) C238 84 hp 3,800 lbs 2,660 lbs 10,100 lbs (4.4 psi) 7,600 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical)

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