Compact track loaders

Terex PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry compact track loaders introduced.

Southaven, Miss. June 24, 2010—With the power and performance to outperform the competition, 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 percent increase in tractive effort in low gear for more pushing power, a 32 percent increase in horsepower to the attachment, a redesigned loader arm to achieve greater reach and 13 percent more bucket breakout force over their predecessors.

“We continue to enhance our compact track loader lineup based on feedback from our distributors and customers,” said Del Carver, area director, North America Compact, Terex Construction. “The 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 market’s expectations.”

These models boast a 99.9-hp (75 kW) engine and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. Brand new to the PT-100G models, the cooling fan blades will automatically adjust to provide optimum airflow while minimizing engine horsepower consumption. These newest Terex loaders have an operating weight of 11,400 lb (5,171 kg), a tipping load of 8,000 lb (3,629 kg)—with a 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) operating capacity at 50 percent tipping load capacity—and a lift height of 125 in (3,175 mm).

With a narrow 6-ft profile and a low 14-3/4 in ground clearance, the new Terex 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 Terex 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 models’ 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 Terex Turf tracks are options for both these units.“These features offer better operating comfort so operators can make full use of these loaders’ higher travel speeds, hydraulic performance and engine horsepower,” said Carver.

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