Loader changes from all-wheel to skidsteer
The A300 loader transforms from four-wheel steer to a skidsteer at the flip of a switch. In the all-wheel mode, four steerable axles offer less tire wear and less ground disturbance. In the skidsteer mode, operators get tight turning and maneuverability in close quarters. Other features include a 3000-pound rated operating capacity and 81-hp turbo diesel engine.

  • Bobcat, an Ingersoll Rand Co., 866-823-7898, www.bobcat.com
  • Mid-size excavators come in four classes
    Zero-tail-swing and short-tail-swing mid-size excavators are available in 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-metric-ton classes. The zero-tail-swing 503Z and 753Z rotate entirely within the dimension of the tracks without overhang. The short-tail-swing 603 and 803 are designed similar to the zero-tail-swings, but with more stability, lifting capacity, and power.

  • Gehl Co., 800-628-0491, www.gehl.com
  • Rammers designed to reduce vibration
    The BS Series of two-cycle and four-cycle rammers features low oil shutdown and single-lever control. Each rammer has a guide handle with a built-in shock-mount system to reduce hand-arm vibration and improve operator comfort. The two-cycle rammers feature an oil-injection system that eliminates spark plug fouling and carbon buildup.

  • Wacker Corp., 800-770-0957, www.wackergroup.com
  • Vibratory dirt roller compacts any soil
    The Rhino 66X vibratory dirt roller is a ride-on, 66-in. model that features dual amplitude with a choice of high or low compaction forces (up to 22,500 lb). Dual speeds give the roller added maneuverability. Powered by a 110-hp Cummins water-cooled diesel engine, the machine provides optimum compaction on any soil.

  • Stone Construction Equipment Inc., 800-888-9926, www.stone-equip.com
  • Compact excavator works tight spots
    With a quick-connect tool carrier that accepts more than 70 attachments, the XT850 allows an operator to cut and dig without ever leaving the seat. Its offset, dual-pivot 260-degree sweep can dig alongside walls, and its zero turning radius and compact size enable work in tight spots. All functions are controlled with two joysticks.

  • Ditch Witch, 800-654-6481, www.ditchwitch.com
  • Skidsteer attachment preps site
    Whether users need to grade, level, rip, or sift, the Worksite Pro Land plane makes final landscape preparation with a skid-steer easier than ever. This attachment can be used to complete the final grade on both flat and sloping ground, and is ideal for tight spaces close to buildings. It is available in three widths: 72, 78, and 84 in.

  • John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, 309-765-8000, www.deere.com
  • Vibratory plate compactor works small projects
    The BP8/34 single-direction vibratory plate compactor is ideal for small construction projects. A 119-lb operating weight and 13.4-in. plate width allow the machine to maneuver in confined spaces. The compactor is powered by a 4-hp Honda gasoline engine, and features maintenance-free transistor ignition, automatic low oil shutdown, and a recoil starter.

  • Bomag Americas Inc., 800-782-6624, www.bomag-americas.com
  • Package includes attachments and skidsteer
    Five all-in-one system trailer packages are now available for the Boxer Brute, Boxer, and Kanga Kid mini-skidsteer lines. The packages include a trailer, up to 10 attachments, and the machine. Each system trailer is a tool kit on wheels equipped with receptacle areas for each attachment, comes with chains and binders to keep the attachments in place, and includes a 2-in. coupler for towing.

  • Compact Power Inc., 800-476-9673, www.cpiequipment.com