We're taking a look at the speed difference between three loader product families. Which machine would you go with to get the job done?

  • Compact Wheel Loader: This machine's hydrostatic drive system allows it go up to a top speed of 35 km/hour.
  • Skid Steer Loader: This piece of equipment uses a four-wheel chain drive system can reach a top speed of 18 km/hour.
  • Compact Track Loader: This loader uses a hydraulic planetary drive system to reach a top speed of 13 km/hour.

Does your job site need a machine with speed? Then you might want to consider a wheeled machine.


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