The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of 2016
The bad news: Future growth in construction and landscaping will require increased skills and productivity to stay competitive. The good news: Manufacturers from Cat to Yanmar are creating cutting-edge equipment to help machine owners reach that ever-increasing goal for more efficiency. With a serious shortage of skilled workers, contractors are specifically searching for the most innovative machinery (the toughest skid steers, most productive excavators, safest wheel loaders, most versatile tractors) to help offset workforce woes and increase production and performance. Well, search no more. To expedite the process, we just went ahead and gathered together that list for you, highlighting the most inventive off-highway equipment, diesel engines, hand tools and OEM services and systems released to the market in 2016. We were challenged with picking the best of the best, but that just makes the honor of inclusion that much more impressive.
Case Introduces Its Largest and Most Powerful Skid Steer Ever
Power, strength, size, versatility — these attributes please us in off-highway equipment. Looking for those qualities in a skid steer? We suggest you test Case’s just released SV340 skid steer, but only if you’re looking for something beast-worthy. This heavy-duty, earth-moving mini monster utilizes vertical lift and has a 3,400-lb rated operating capacity.
SV340 provides extra power and performance, along with a stronger lift arm, H-link and upper chassis. The machine also offers optional high flow (38.7 gpm at 3,450 psi) and enhanced high flow (35 gpm at 4,000 psi) auxiliary hydraulics for excellent power and attachment versatility. New heavy-duty 14 x 17.5 tires and additional counterweights make the SV340 the ideal operating platform for more advanced attachments such as cold planers, tree spades and stump grinders.