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Terex Introduces Updated PT-30 Compact Track Loader

Wed March 17, 2010 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The new Terex PT-30 compact track loader is designed with a 26 percent increase in lift height, a 16 percent increase in operating capacity and a 45 percent increase in bucket rollback to enhance its production while continuing to offer operators the compact and maneuverable operation of its predecessor.

“We continue to enhance our compact track loader lineup based on feedback from our distributors and customers,” said Rick Harris, senior product manager, Terex Construction Americas. “The original PT-30 was introduced in 2001 and continues to be one of our best-selling models for small landscapers and construction contractors, landowners, hobby farmers and municipalities. Our goal with the new PT-30 was to update it with the features that are most popular with our other compact track loader models, while keeping the attributes that have made it so well-liked.”

The smallest compact track loader in the Terex lineup, the 4-ft. (1.2 m) profile of the PT-30 offers productive work in limited access areas. The 33.7 hp (25 kW) PT-30 offers an operating weight of 3,600 lb. (1,633 kg), a tipping load of 1,900 lb. (862 kg), with a 950-lb. (431 kg) operating capacity at 50 percent tipping load capacity, and a lift height of 101 in. (256 cm).

With a low 3.0 psi ground pressure, the PT-30 easily works on soft or sensitive surfaces with minimal damage or impact, according to the manufacturer.

Several features on the new PT-30 have been updated to match the Terex PT-60 model, including the design of the loader arm. The PT-30 comes standard with loader-mounted quick attach interface, allowing it to easily attach to a wide range of attachments including an auger, backhoe, brush cutter, leveler, pallet forks, box rake, snow blade and blower, tiller and trencher, as well as general purpose, light material and multi-purpose buckets. Attachments from Terex for the PT-30 are performance-matched to ensure proper fit, balance and operation.

The PT-30 is equipped with pilot-operated joystick controls and a comfortable operator station for easy operation. This model comes standard with a general purpose track with Posi-Track undercarriage technology and suspension, giving the PT-30 more traction, higher flotation and better operating comfort so operators can make full use of the machine’s higher travel speeds, according to the manufacturer.

Terex also offers a special Turf Track for the PT-30. Turf Tracks are ideal for landscapers and others working over fragile or improved surfaces. These tracks feature a special smooth tread that allows select Terex compact track machines, including the PT-30, to maneuver on virtually any surface with barely a trace. Scuffing and rutting is practically eliminated, even when used in sharp turns. Terex recommends its Turf Tracks for applications where the surface needs special protection and the conditions are generally dry.

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