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Power and Performance: The New Terex PT-100G & PT-100G Forestry

Tue July 26, 2011 - National Edition
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PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry are the largest compact track loaders in the Terex lineup.
PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry are the largest compact track loaders in the Terex lineup.

Terex’s PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry are the largest compact track loaders in the Terex lineup. These new models offer operators a 14.6 percent increase in tractive effort in low gear for more pushing power, a 32 percent increase in horsepower to the attachment, a redesigned loader arm to achieve greater reach and 13 percent more bucket breakout force over their predecessors.

“We continue to enhance our compact track loader lineup based on feedback from our distributors and customers,” said Del Carver, area director, North America Compact, Terex Construction. “The original PT-100 and PT-100 Forestry models are among our best-selling models for construction and utility contractors, landscapers, landowners and vegetation management specialists. Our goal with the new PT-100G models was to keep the attributes that have made the previous machines so popular with our customers, while enhancing features to exceed the market’s expectations.”

These models boast 99.9-hp (75 kW) engine and 310 lb.-ft. (420 Nm) of torque. Brand new to the PT-100G models, the cooling fan blades will automatically adjust to provide optimum airflow while minimizing engine horsepower consumption. These newest Terex loaders have an operating weight of 11,400 lb. (5,171 kg), a tipping load of 8,000 lb. (3,629 kg) — with a 4,000 lb. (1,814 kg) operating capacity at 50 percent tipping load capacity — and a lift height of 125 in. (317.5 cm).

With a narrow 6-ft. (1.8 m) profile and a low 14.75 in. (37.4 cm) ground clearance, the new Terex PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry loaders are designed to maximize work in limited access areas. And with a low 4.0 psi ground pressure, these machines can easily work on soft or sensitive surfaces with minimal damage or impact, according to the manfucturer.

The new PT-100G models include the Terex Posi-Track undercarriage technology and suspension for the smoothest ride available in the industry. With 48 contact points on the ground, compared to the previous models’ 42, the PT-100G machines offer increased traction and higher flotation in all ground conditions and longer track life. While these loaders come standard with general purpose rubber tracks, the Terex Turf tracks are options for both these units.

“These features offer better operating comfort so operators can make full use of these loaders’ higher travel speeds, hydraulic performance and engine horsepower,” said Carver.

These loaders have a load-sensing, high-flow auxiliary hydraulic capability of 43 gal./min. (163 Lpm) @ 3,800 psi (26,200 kPa) [incrementally adjustable in 1 gal. (3.8 L) steps from 30 to 43 gal./min. (114-163 Lpm)]. Other features standard on the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry include load-sensing infinitely variable low-flow auxiliary hydraulics from 0 to 20 gal./min. (0 to 76 Lpm), two-speed transmission up to 10 mi./hr. (16 klh), auto-idle, creep mode, selectable pattern changer from ISO to “H” pattern and adjustable loader/bucket sensitivity. On models equipped with heat or AC, a pressurized and sealed enclosed cab comes standard.

The Terex PT-100G Forestry compact track loader comes fully outfitted for demanding forestry applications. The auto-reversing fan on the PT-100G Forestry has been enhanced to allow the operator to trigger it at set intervals in 5-minute increments to keep the machine’s cooling system running at peak performance.

In addition to these attributes, the rugged new PT-100G Forestry model offers a comprehensive set of integrated standard features, including a FOPS level 2 cab and 20-in. (50.8 cm) tracks, as well as a complete forestry guarding package that includes a heavy-duty polycarbonate door with a wiper, steel hood, rear brush guard and limb-risers. Also standard is a screened engine pre-cleaner, and heavy duty skid-plates, which are hinged to allow access for cleaning out debris and other routine machine maintenance.

Both the PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry loaders are designed with front-mounted quick-connect hydraulic fittings and an electronic connector for control of attachments, enabling them to use virtually any industry-standard attachment. These models also are equipped with electronic-over-hydraulic pilot-operated joystick controls and a comfortable operator station for easy operation.

“The new PT-100G and PT-100G Forestry machines set a new benchmark for productivity and performance in the large frame CTL class,” said Carver. “These new loaders continue the Terex tradition of excellent performance and reliability derived from building dedicated CTLs from the ground up.”

For more information, visit www.terex.com.