LiuGong Introduces Next-Generation Skid Steer Loader

Thu March 20, 2014 - National Edition

Metal and glass on LiuGong’s B Series skid steers have been re-shaped — but with a focus on job-site purpose.
Metal and glass on LiuGong’s B Series skid steers have been re-shaped — but with a focus on job-site purpose.

LiuGong has been changing the way skid steers work. Now it is changing the way they look. It’s a totally new design, from the basic frame structure to the finest details of the control system.

Metal and glass on LiuGong’s B Series skid steers have been re-shaped — but with a focus on job-site purpose. LiuGong has always put an emphasis on operator visibility and control. Curved corners on this machine provide a wider, less obstructed view of the work site and a solid “corner to corner” view of the bucket, blade, fork or other attachment being used. Intelligent use of complex shapes adds another important benefit — reduced noise levels inside the cab. By using curves to increase the stiffness of the cab, surface transmission of sound energy is reduced, according to the manufacturer.

Better Maneuverability and Performance

Precision operation of a skid steer starts with better weight distribution. The 375B skid steer has a narrow stance and panoramic view which combine for increased handling and control in tight quarters between buildings and walls and inside trailers. The machine lifts to a dump clearance height of 7 ft. 3 in. (2.2 m) and with a lift speed of 4.1 seconds, dump at 2.4 seconds and float down of 2.2 seconds, the machine is quick all around. The 375B rated operating load is 1,907 lbs., in its standard configuration with a 0.52 cu. yd. (.4 cu m) bucket, and it travels safely around the job site at 6.6 mph.

Tougher Structural Components

LiuGong machines are designed, built and tested for extreme-duty applications. The 375B is no exception. The new integrated frame provides a solid, rigid foundation for long, hard, productive days. The beefy, box section loader arms match the strength and durability of the frame, making the 375B a long lasting value for all applications — from high-cycle construction and mining applications to farms, nurseries and ports. And the 375B doesn’t just look better — it lasts longer. Many thousands of hours of real-world testing were spent on the development of this new skid steer.

It’s All Under Control

The machine features double-lever pilot control for sure, simple, effortless operation. The hydrostatic transmission system provides infinite speed control so operators can inch through critical areas with no extra space, but still travel quickly over large areas. Spring applied, hydraulic release brakes allows the operator to position the machine exactly where needed, and hold it there for pin point accuracy on precision jobs. The loader has hydraulic self-leveling, useful especially for pallet fork applications. The universal LiuGong quick-coupling system makes for fast, easy changes with the complete line of LiuGong attachments, plus the 375B can pick up existing attachments from any supplier that the customer may already own.

Attachments Make the Difference

Speaking of attachments, LiuGong understands that attachments must match the skid steer, and that the attachment is a crucial part of the success of any skid steer loader on any job. That’s why LiuGong has been developing a complete line of attachments from the very beginning of their skid steer loader development program. LiuGong attachments are field proven, and tested according to the same tough standards as their skid steer loaders. With LiuGong, customers get a system — a skid steer and attachments that provide solutions — fully integrated and matched to their job.

Spacious, Productive Operator Station

This machine starts with the operator — and stays there. The cab is extra-large and uncluttered — with plenty of leg, elbow and headroom. Controls are intuitive and ergonomically placed for simple, effortless, fingertip control. The large, curved windows and well-placed mirrors eliminate much of the operator twisting and turning you find with other machines. The 375B features a full suspension seat that is fully adjustable.

The ROPS and FOPS certified structural cab design greatly reduces both vibration and sound levels — for better operator comfort and superior communication between operator and other personnel around the work site.

High-Performance Engine

The Perkins 404F-22T engine has a solid reputation for power and durability and low fuel consumption and emissions. The engine is rated at 53.6 hp (40 kW) net power and meets North America Tier IV final emission standards.

Plenty of Options

The 375B comes with a range of options to help customers meet their job requirements and performance needs. The list includes high-flow hydraulics, heater and air conditioning, enclosed ROPS/FOPS cab, solid tires and tire chains.

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