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Electric Compact Equipment: What Does it Mean?

When you see a headline about an electric excavator or skid steer loader, what does it mean?


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Compact Equipment & Dinosaurs

What kind of compact equipment would a dinosaur park need? And no, we don't mean animatronics! Or Earl Sinclair the construction worker from Dinosaurs! We mean an honest-to-goodness park full of live dinosaurs ...


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Finding the Right Final Drive for Your Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

You've reached the point that the final drive on your skid steer loader or compact track loader just has to be replaced. So what do you need to know before you order one?


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Kioti Enters the SSL and CTL Market

Kioti is best known for their compact tractor, but in the next few years they will be manufacturing their own skid steers and compact track loaders: the TL750 and SL750.

 


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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Hydraulic Problems on Compact Equipment

Your skid steer loader can't seem to make it up inclines like it used to, or the bucket controls on your mini excavator have suddenly become sluggish. How do you go about finding out what's wrong?


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Zombies and Remote-Controlled CTLs and SSLs

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 29, 2020 |

Compact Track Loader, Skid-Steer Loaders, CTL, SSL

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One of the justifications for having a remote-controlled skid steer loader or track loader is the ability to perform dangerous tasks from a distance -- and that sounds like a good reason to have one on hand for a zombie apocalypse.

 


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Final Drives and Tigers

So what do tigers have to do with final drives? Well, read on to find out!


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Signs That Your CTL Track Drive Needs Attention

by Dr McCaslin | May 13, 2019 |

Compact Track Loader, Multi Terrain Loader, CTL

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You depend on your CTL for getting work done and meeting deadlines, and every hour of downtime can cut into your bottom line. That’s why it is critical that you know the warning signs that something major is about to go wrong with your final drive -- if you catch the problem early, you can minimize downtime and keep those repair costs down.

Update on the Built Robotics Self-Driving CTL

Built Robotics has teamed up with CMG Construction Teams to put their self-driving track loader to work on a commercial construction site in Billings, Montana. This is a big step forward for Built Robotics, which first introduced their autonomous track loader last year.


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Facts about the Bobcat 864

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 26, 2018 |

Compact Track Loader, CTL, bobcat, Bobcat 864

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The Bobcat 864 track loader was Bobcat’s first venture into the compact tracked-machine market, and these robust machines are still in use. In this Shop Talk Blog Post, we are going to look at some interesting facts about the Bobcat 864/T200, like when it was first built, what kind of specs it has, and what some of the initial variations on the Bobcat 864 were like.  We'll also throw in a little bit of information about reman final drives for the older model Bobcats such as this.


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