Mustang Compact Wheel Loaders Summarized — 2018 Spec Guide


Major Bucket Breakout Forces for Maximum Productivity

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. Through innovation driven by customer requests and feedback, Mustang describes its units as workhorses that deliver safety and performance for construction, agriculture and industries beyond. With manufacturing facilities located in the United States, customers benefit from the convenience and cost savings of a local manufacturer.

Mustang manufactures two wheel loader models in Waco, Texas, the 608 and 708. With articulated steering and speeds up to 19 mph, these powerhouses deliver maneuverability and fast work cycles that boost productivity on any jobsite. Powerful engines, rated 65 and 74 gross hp, respectively, are at the core of the Mustang 608 and 708 articulated loaders. These engines, in concert with industry-leading horsepower management technology and planetary final drive, contribute to high tractive effort and fuel efficiency, says the company. A heavy-duty oscillated articulation joint offers 45-degree turning angels to the left and right, with 10 degrees of oscillation in both directions for optimal traction and movement.

Weighing in at 4- to 5-metric tons, the Mustang 608 and 708 are built for heavy lifting. With some of the highest bucket breakout forces for their respective class size, up to 13,020 lbs, operators can fill the bucket to the max, while front and rear locking differentials allow maximum tractive effort for pushing into the pile.

The cabin is designed for comfort with a seven-way adjustable seat, fully-adjustable steering column, cup holder, adjustable armrest and wide openings that provide 360-degree operator views of job surroundings and bystanders. A multi-function joystick controls all hydraulic functions from one joystick, allowing the operator to keep one had on the steering wheel for increased safety and efficiency.

The Mustang 608 and 708 also come standard with the Power-A-Tach hydraulic attachment system that features a skid steer interface, allowing operators to utilize attachments they already own. Other standard features include an inching pedal for precise speed control, front and rear locking differentials and tapered Z-bar linkage with mechanical self-level and return-to-dig. The ability to maneuver freely in tight places, while inflicting minimal ground damage, makes these units adaptive and ideal for multiple applications. Add in the versatility from a wide range of attachments, and Mustang wheel loaders are great tools for the farm, jobsite and everything in between.

Advice to Buyers

“Articulated loaders come with huge performance specifications, but look for units that also come standard with a substantial amount of exclusive usable features and attachments,” says Brian Rabe, regional training manager for Mustang articulated loaders. “Articulated wheel loader operators benefit from a diverse selection of attachments that cover a range of applications.”

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