Five Units Raising the Bar with Boom and Bucket Height
In 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 vertical-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 applications. The 200 Series compact track loader cab is one of the widest in the industry, 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 working surfaces. The new frame improves clean out and has been a big hit with customers, says New Holland. Undercarriage components include permanently lubed idlers and rollers and a steel-belted rubber 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 machine. For complete access, the service technician only needs to remove two nuts and washers to tilt the cab forward. Another improvement is the redesigned hydraulic 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 efficiency. 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.
Advice to Buyers
“The compact track loader market continues to grow in popularity,” says Ryan Anderson, New Holland construction product marketing specialist. “New models like the C237 are coming to the market with higher lift capacities and more hydraulic power in addition to the added comfort and traction offered by a compact track loader. These factors are driving the increased demand. Customers are able to do more with these machines than similarly sized wheel versions.”