Loader Backhoes
Increased Breakout Force

A new line of B-Series loader backhoes is composed of three models—the B100, B250 and B300. All three units offer increased dipper and bucket breakout forces to meet the needs of utility contractors, municipalities, landscapers and more. The B300 is the largest loader in the series and features a 44% increase in dipper breakout force and a 21% increase in bucket breakout force. It is equipped with a 46-hp Kubota diesel engine and has an 11-ft dig depth. Bobcat Co., a unit of Ingersoll-Rand; 866/823-7898; www.bobcat.com

Crawler Dozers
Adjustable Blade Pitch Link

John Deere; 913/901-2150; www.deere.com

Crawler Dozers
Optional Hydraulic Angle Blade

Kubota Tractor Corp.; 888/458-2682; www.kubota.com

Crawler Excavator
Extra Power and New Look

Gradall, a wholly owned subsidiary of JLG Industries Inc.; 330/339-22ll; www.gradall.com

Wheel Loaders
Smooth Gear Shifting

Hyundai Construction Equipment; 847/437-3333; www.hceusa.com

Loader Backhoes
Pilot Control

New Holland Construction; 262/636-0447; www.newhollandconstruction.com

Dump Truck

JCB Inc.; 888/742-5522; www.jcb.com

Small Track-Type Tractors
Laser Grade Control

Caterpillar Inc.; 309/675-8995; www.cat.com

Hydraulic Excavator
Optional Variable Track Gauge

Komatsu America Corp.; 847/970-5815; www.komatsuamerica.com

Track-Driven Tractor
Pulls Scrapers

Bell Equipment; 877/966-2615; www.bellequipment.com Three crawler dozers–the 450J, 550J and 650J–offer the same valuable features of their predecessors but with a new design and many improvements that deliver enhanced productivity and uptime with lower daily operating costs, the manufacturer says. One key feature of the new J Series machines is an infinitely adjustable blade pitch link that allows blade cutting edge angles to adjust from 52° to 60� to match machine applications and soil conditions. This four-ton excavator is now available with an optional hydraulic angle blade that is more time and cost efficient than a standard dozer blade, according to the company. The KX121-3 has a maximum digging depth of 11 ft, 6 in. and is powered by a 42-hp diesel engine. For contractors using this model for trenching, the angle blade allows for backfilling while traveling in one direction rather than repositioning the machine. A simple movement of the dozer blade lever accurately raises and lowers the blade as well as adjusting the angle of operation. Model XL 4200-II, a 44,050-lb excavator, is mounted on a stable crawler undercarriage with tracks that are 7% longer than its predecessor. It has a new, low profile with a short tail swing and good visibility in every direction. The model features a 34.6% increase in breakout forces, achieving a rated bucket breakout force of 25,449 lb. Boom forces are also increased and a new standard Deere turbocharged engine provides an extra 10.6% of horsepower. Unlike conventional boom power, which is greatest during the middle of the cycle, the telescoping boom maintains constant digging forces through the entire cycle. Manufacturer expands its line of wheel loaders with the introduction of the new Tier II HL730-7, HL730TM-7 and HL730XTD-7 machines. They have a new Ergopower automatic transmission control system that allows for better productivity through good control by offering smoother gear shifting with no traction interruption even under load. Other features include a completely redesigned cab and control center and a new Cummins B3.9-C Tier II engine. The B Series loader backhoes, consisting of four new LB models, are equipped with an all-new 4.5-liter turbocharged engine. They have easy-to-use, low-effort controls for precise digging applications. An easy one-lever loader control makes it simple to dig, load and dump. The loader backhoes’ advanced, open-center hydraulic system uses a dual gear pump to deliver hydraulic flow of up to 42 gallons per minute. For a smoother ride, the B Series can be equipped with the optional Glide Ride. Among the key features of the new JCB 722 articulated dump truck is its patented front suspension, which is self-leveling and provides the operator with a smooth and comfortable ride with minimum vibrations. The 722 is an all-terrain vehicle capable of travel in any jobsite environment, whether empty or fully loaded. Its on and off-road capabilities enable it to work in the most extreme weather conditions. The 722 uses management systems that are straightforward to monitor and maintain. New G-Series small track-type tractors are equipped with EPA Tier 2 and CE Stage II emissions certified engines. They also offer new standard equipment such as two heavy-duty, 12-volt 900 CCA batteries and a turbine-type precleaner. In addition to these upgrades, the models are available with the company’s AccuGrade laser-grade control system as a factory-installed feature, which allows the operator to fine grade with increased accuracy without the use of traditional stakes or grade checkers. Powered by the manufacturer’s SAA6D125E-3 engine, the new PC400LC-7 hydraulic excavator delivers 330 hp, an 8% improvement over the PC400LC-6. It offers up to a 20% increase in fuel efficiency with an electronically controlled fuel injection system. An optional variable gauge track increases lateral stability and lifting capacity. Designed for earthmoving applications, this high-torque, track-driven tractor pulls scrapers over tough terrain. Model 4206D/T converts the output of its Tier II, 422-hp DaimlerChrysler diesel engine with 1,486 lbf of torque, into 65,000 lbf of drawbar pull, sufficient to pull up to three, fully loaded, 18-yd pull scrapers in tandem over rough terrain. The 4206D/T features four rubber track-drive modules. Each 6,000-lb module includes a 36-in.-wide continuous rubber track that minimizes surface damage while providing good flotation over adverse conditions.