Mustang upgrades three tracked loaders

By Murray Pollok14 August 2008

Mustang's MTL316, one of three upgraded tracked loaders from the US manufacturer.

Mustang's MTL316, one of three upgraded tracked loaders from the US manufacturer.

Mustang Manufacturing Co in the US has upgraded three of its tracked loaders. The MTL316, MTL320 and MTL325 - which replace the MTL16, MTL20 and MTL25 models - meet Tier III engine requirements and are faster and more powerful than their predecessors.

Power output has been increased and now ranges from 66 to 92 hp (49 - 69 Kw) and ground speeds are now up to 7.5 mph (12 kph), in high-speed mode.

Mustang, which sells the skid steers in North America and 39 countries worldwide, said increased productivity had been a key driver for the design improvements; "An improved control handle design with additional switches puts more controls at the operator's finger tips. Activation of the ‘float' function is made easier with an improved push-button."

Another change is the use of standard proportional auxiliary hydraulics, controlled by a thumb switch, which replace the former foot-pedal control design. The MTL320 and MTL325 are available with a high-flow option.

Mustang's range of tracked loaders now comprises four models. The company announced the launch of the MTL312 in March this year.

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