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 C245 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 a 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.
Switches and gauges are right in front of the operator and easy to use from the comfort of the seat. Warning lights with alarms include engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure, air cleaner restriction, hydraulic filter restriction and hydraulic oil temperature. Other standard features include a dome light, a backup and horn alarm package, tail lights, halogen work lights (including two in front and two in back) and more.
Advice to Buyers
“When looking at a compact track loader, it is important to think about who the primary operator of the machine will be and how the layout of the controls and visibility from the cab will impact the operator’s performance,” says Ryan Anderson, skid steer loader and compact track loader product marketing specialist for New Holland Construction. “If you are going to have different operators with varying skill levels, having a simple control lay out with all functional controls within the operator’s field of vision can significantly increase productivity.”
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Tags: 2019 Spec Guide, 2019 Spec Guide- Track Loaders, July/August 2019 Print Issue, New Holland