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Old 09-25-2008, 12:33 AM
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Case compact loaders

This is an interesting design on the loader booms. I guess it's a new design from Case on their compact loaders. It's called versa boom I believe....It's new to me but maybe this has been around for some time. I believe Case came out with one or two new compact loaders.

Anyone use one yet?
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:34 AM
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Nothing revolutionary, leave it to Case Just Z bar linkage that's been around for a while. I always wonder about those little compact loaders though, you could do quite a bit even with the smaller ones. I like Cat's 908 compact loader, good little machines.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:50 AM
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Nothing revolutionary, leave it to Case Just Z bar linkage that's been around for a while. I always wonder about those little compact loaders though, you could do quite a bit even with the smaller ones. I like Cat's 908 compact loader, good little machines.

I believe CAT has a similiar boom design on some machines. I demoed a 321 some time ago. It was a very nice machine to run. I would be tempted to try one. The biggest issue I have with them is their cost. Very expensive, overly so I believe. The way that I use my 465 it could easily be replaced with a larger compact loader. My issue has always been the ROI of one of these machines. I can always keep a 3000 plus ROC skid steer busy doing something, I just wonder about a compact loader if it would be as good at multi tasking. They are very comfortable to run and the visibility is awesome.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:55 AM
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I guess now that I look at it Scag, it is the normal z bar technology. Just upside down. The only thing I could see these being very handy is in a retail yard (topsoil/compost/bark etc.) They fit a very unique place in the market that's for sure.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:33 AM
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I believe CAT has a similiar boom design on some machines. I demoed a 321 some time ago. It was a very nice machine to run. I would be tempted to try one. The biggest issue I have with them is their cost. Very expensive, overly so I believe. The way that I use my 465 it could easily be replaced with a larger compact loader. My issue has always been the ROI of one of these machines. I can always keep a 3000 plus ROC skid steer busy doing something, I just wonder about a compact loader if it would be as good at multi tasking. They are very comfortable to run and the visibility is awesome.
Cat's linkage design on the compacts is practically the same as the full size machines, only difference is size.

The Case design is simply flopped upside down and no curves in the arms.
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Cat's linkage design on the compacts is practically the same as the full size machines, only difference is size.

The Case design is simply flopped upside down and no curves in the arms.

Not quite. Although this is not a compact machine, it has the mono boom design.


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Those little loaders are good for supply yards. A mini wheel loader is quicker to load trucks with than a rubber tired hoe or a skid steer.
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It's an old design from the old days.
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You get alot more leverage with that set up and it also works good if your running forks.
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You get alot more leverage with that set up and it also works good if your running forks.
Yeah that's one thing I think they said in the brochure.
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