Room to move

Features - Design/Build

The next time you have a project with limited space, compact utility loaders and tractors will come in handy.

December 4, 2013
Lawn & Landscape Staff

Bobcat 500 Frame-Size Compact Track Loaders

The pitch: The 500 frame-size compact track loaders are part of the new M-series line featuring enhancements that provide operators a variety of benefits.

  • The cab-forward design moves the operator closer to the attachment and provides unmatched visibility in all directions with the largest cab door opening on the market.
  • Offers a two-speed option which boosts the maximum travel speed from 7.4 mph in low range to 11 mph in high range.
  • The hydraulic bucket positioning option keeps the loader bucket level as the lift arms travel upward.

For more information: www.bobcat.com.
 

Boxer Equipment 300 and 500 Series

The pitch: Boxer Equipment, manufactured by Morbark, produces the lightweight yet heavy-duty 300 and 500 series of compact utility loaders.

  • Both can handle more than 50 universal compact utility attachments.
  • The 300 Series has a tip capacity as high as 1,325 lbs. and an operating capacity as high as 663 lbs. at 50 percent tip load.
  • The 532DX offers rubber track undercarriage, which allows the units to enter through gates as narrow as 3-ft. wide.

For more information: www.boxerequipment.com.
 

Ditch Witch SK750 Mini Skid-Steer

The pitch: The Ditch Witch SK750 mini skid-steer features 70 attachment options.

  • The design allows users to convert track stances between narrow (36 in.) and wide (42 in.).
  • Operator areas are 50 percent larger and feature ergonomic controls with an optional single-level joystick.
  • A two-way auxiliary control for the attachment frees up the user’s hands to control depth and ground speed.

For more information: www.ditchwitch.com.
 

John Deere 3 Series Compact Utility Tractor Line

The pitch: John Deere’s 3E and 3R Series compact utility tractors are made for those who need to do more than mow grass.

  • The 3E and 3R models feature final Tier 4 engines ranging from 32 to 46 hp.
  • The machines are equipped with an independent PTO and three-point hitch.
  • An optional PowrReverser transmission available on the 3033R and 3039R allows the operator to change directions using a hand lever and without clutching.

For more information: www.deere.com.
 

Toro Dingo

The pitch: The Toro Dingo TX 427 Compact Utility Loader is available in narrow and wide track models.

  • With a tip capacity of 1,530 lbs, both loaders feature a 27-hp Kohler engine.
  • These models also come standard with a heavy-duty 2-stage air cleaner that offers dust and dirt filtration, even when the engine is working.
  • Featuring four independent hydraulic pumps, TX 427 loaders deliver 16.9 gallons per minute (gpm) of flow to each track, 11.4 gpm to the auxiliary hydraulics and 6 gpm to the loader arm.

For more information: www.toro.com/dingo.

Related

Cutting Edge

November 5, 2013

Whether you are working on a garden bed or a hardscape project, it’s important to make sure you have the correct tools for the job. Read More

Tight squeeze

February 10, 2016

Tractor loader backhoes can help you get big work done in small spaces. Read More