All-New Pilot Series Track Loader Joins the Fleet
Mustang began in the 19th century as the Owatonna Mfg. Co. Starting as an agricultural implement manufacturer, Mustang has since grown into a 21st century compact equipment leader. With many years of experience producing compact equipment that enhances performance and safety, Mustang says its equipment 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 Series) 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 IdealTrax 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, offering 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-operated joystick controls that give the operator true one-to-one proportional control 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 horsepower 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 company.
Mustang track loaders come standard with an IdealTrax automatic track tensioning 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.
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 service intervals, service convenience and resale value may be the tipping factor in your decision. 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.”