Terex introduces its newest compact track loader models: the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry. The largest compact track loaders in the Terex lineup, these new models offer operators a 14.6% increase in tractive effort in low gear for more pushing power, a 32% increase in horsepower to the attachment, a redesigned loader arm to achieve greater reach and 13% more bucket breakout force over their predecessors.
â€śWe continue to enhance our compact track loader lineup based on feedback from our distributors and customers,â€ť says Del Carver, area director, North America Compact, Terex Construction. â€śThe original PT-100 and PT-100 Forestry models are among our best-selling models for construction and utility contractors, landscapers, landowners and vegetation management specialists. Our goal with the new PT-100G models was to keep the attributes that have made the previous machines so popular with our customers, while enhancing features to exceed the marketâ€™s expectations.â€ť
These models boast a class-leading 99.9-hp engine and 310 lb-ft of torque. Brand new to the PT-100G models, the cooling fan blades will automatically adjust to provide optimum airflow while minimizing engine hp consumption. These newest Terex loaders have an operating weight of 11,400 lb, a tipping load of 8,000 lb â€” with a 4,000 lb operating capacity at 50% tipping load capacity â€” and a lift height of 125 in.
With a narrow 6-ft profile and a low 14-3/4 in ground clearance, the new TerexÂ® PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry loaders are designed to maximize work in limited access areas. And with a low 4.0-psi ground pressure, these machines can easily work on soft or sensitive surfaces with minimal damage or impact. The new PT-100G models include the TerexÂ® patented Posi-Track undercarriage technology and suspension for the smoothest ride available in the industry. With 48 contact points on the ground, compared to the previous modelsâ€™ 42, the PT-100G machines offer increased traction and higher flotation in all ground conditions and longer track life. While these loaders come standard with general-purpose rubber tracks, the TerexÂ® Turf tracks are options for both these units. â€śThese features offer better operating comfort so operators can make full use of these loadersâ€™ higher travelspeeds, hydraulic performance and engine horsepower,â€ť says Carver.
These loaders set a new benchmark in the industry with a load-sensing, high-flow auxiliary hydraulic capability of 43 gal/min @ 3,800 psi incrementally adjustable in 1 gal steps from 30-43 gal/min. Other features standard on the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry include load-sensing infinitely variable low-flow auxiliary hydraulics from 0-20 gal/min, two-speed transmission up to 10 miles/hr, auto-idle, creep mode, selectable pattern changer from ISO to â€śHâ€ť pattern and adjustable loader/bucket sensitivity. On models equipped with heat or AC, a pressurized and sealed enclosed cab comes standard.
The Terex PT-100G Forestry compact track loader comes fully outfitted for demanding forestry applications. The auto-reversing fan on the PT-100G Forestry has been enhanced to allow the operator to trigger it at set intervals in 5-min increments to keep the machineâ€™s cooling system running at peak performance. This is the only compact track loader that meets British Columbia logging standards (BC Standard WCB 6G603MAR90 & ISO 8084, April 2008).
In addition to these industry-leading attributes, the rugged new PT-100G Forestry model offers a comprehensive set of integrated standard features, including a FOPS Level 2 cab and 20-in tracks, as well as a complete forestry guarding package that includes a heavy-duty polycarbonate door with a wiper, steel hood, rear brush guard and limb-risers. Also standard is a screened engine pre-cleaner, and heavy-duty skid-plates, which are hinged to allow access for cleaning out debris and other routine machine maintenance.
Both the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry loaders are designed with front-mounted quick-connect hydraulic fittings and an electronic connector for control of attachments, enabling them to use virtually any industry-standard attachment. These models are also equipped with electronic-over-hydraulic pilot-operated joystick controls and a comfortable operator station for easy operation.
They will be available in July of this year. Terex said that its dealers are taking orders now.