Caterpillar is expanding its compact loader facility in Sanford, North Carolina, with the addition of a 270000 ft2 building for logistics and robotic welding fabrication technology. Cat said the facility will allow it to meet growing worldwide demand for skid steer, compact track and multi-terrain loaders.
JCB and Volvo Construction Equipment have signed a deal under which they will co-operate on the design and manufacturing of skid steer loaders and compact tracked loaders for distribution globally under the two brands.
IRN reports on the latest compact tool carriers, including tracked loaders, skid steers and articulated wheeled loaders from suppliers including Bobcat, Boxer, Mustang, Gehl, Cat, Wacker Neuson, Kanga and Avant Tecno.
Kanga Loaders in Australia, manufacturer of the famous Kanga mini-loader tool carrier, has been acquired by Digga Manufacturing, the Australian manufacturer of earthmoving equipment wear parts and attachments.
The Kubota engine in Bobcat's new T320 gives the 4401 kg compact tracked loader 67.6 kW of power, 18% more than in the smaller T300. The 1461 kg lift capacity machine is the biggest in the company's five-model range and has the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class, said Bobcat.