2015 Compact Track Loader Preview

A look at what's new from leading makers of compact track loaders.

Makers of compact track loaders and other diesel-powered equipment have had to place considerable emphasis on emissions regulations known as Tier 4, which have been gradually phased in over the past several years. It's all coming to a head in 2015, so you'll be hearing more and more about machines that are "Tier 4 Final" and ready to go.

But many manufacturers have also taken the opportunity to not only introduce track loaders that meet the Tier 4 requirements, but also offer gains in the way of productivity, safety, operator comfort and operating cost. Things contractors should look at include cab design and operator space, visibility, easier-to-use controls, track design, accessibility of major service items, and important performance specs such as bucket breakout force, lifting capacity and attachment capability.

Check out the following compact track loaders for 2015 in our Online Product Guide.

Kubota SVL75 and SVL90-2 Compact Track Loaders feature a rigid-mount undercarriage

Bobcat T450 with increased visibility in all directions

John Deere 329E with low-effort EH controls and control pattern selection

Terex Generation 2 loaders with improved traction

Takeuchi TL8 with design features for reduced emissions and efficient engine operation

Caterpillar D Series with the Cat Intelligent Leveling (ILEV) system

Case TR310 Alpha Series is Tier 4 Final