Compact track loader models: the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry

Compact track loader models: the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry

November 3, 2010

Skid-steers/construction Compact Equipment

Terex’s newest compact track loader models: the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry are now available. The largest compact track loaders in the Terex lineup, these new models offer operators a 14.6 percent increase in tractive effort in low gear for more pushing power, a 32 percent increase in horsepower to the attachment, a redesigned loader arm to achieve greater reach and 13 percent more bucket breakout force over their predecessors.

These models boast a 99.9-hp (75 kW) engine and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. Brand new to the PT-100G models, the cooling fan blades will automatically adjust to provide optimum airflow while minimizing engine horsepower consumption. These newest Terex loaders have an operating weight of 11,400 lb (5,171 kg), a tipping load of 8,000 lb (3,629 kg) – with a 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) operating capacity at 50% tipping load capacity –  and a lift height of 125 inches (3,175 mm).

With a narrow 6-ft profile and a low 14-3/4 in ground clearance, the new Terex PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry loaders are designed to maximize work in limited access areas. And with a low 4.0 psi ground pressure, these machines can easily work on soft or sensitive surfaces with minimal damage or impact. The new PT-100G models include the Terex Posi-Track undercarriage technology and suspension for the smoothest ride available in the industry.

With 48 contact points on the ground, compared to the previous models’ 42, the PT-100G machines offer increased traction and higher flotation in all ground conditions and longer track life. While these loaders come standard with general purpose rubber tracks, the Terex Turf tracks are options for both these units.

These loaders have a load-sensing, high-flow auxiliary hydraulic capability of 43 gal/min (163 lpm) at 3,800 psi (26200 kPa) – incrementally adjustable in 1 gal (3.8 L) steps from 30-43 gal/min (114-163 lpm). Other features standard on the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry include load-sensing infinitely variable low-flow auxiliary hydraulics from 0-20 gal/min (0-76 lpm), two-speed transmission up to 10 miles/hr (16 k/mh), auto-idle, creep mode, selectable pattern changer from ISO to “H” pattern and adjustable loader/bucket sensitivity. On models equipped with heat or AC, a pressurized and sealed enclosed cab comes standard.

Both the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry loaders are designed with front-mounted quick-connect hydraulic fittings and an electronic connector for control of attachments, enabling them to use virtually any industry-standard attachment. These models are also equipped with electronic-over-hydraulic pilot-operated joystick controls and a comfortable operator station for easy operation.