January 31, 2013
New Holland will be at bauma in April (in a booth of their own, not with Case) and will feature new equipment for the international market including a short-radius excavator that may see North America.
There will be three models (the E230C SR, E260 SR and E160C Blade Runner) with Tier 4 Interim technology. The company says there is better fuel use and eight percent better swing torque. It is, says NH, “big performance in a compact package.”
The Blade Runner catches the eye, with its6-way dozing capability and of course it can dig and grade. There is a standard 6-way dozer blade and foldable, lockable, extending blade wings – it also has power, angle and tilt capabilities and can be angled 25 degrees left and right and tilt for slopes, culverts and ditches. NH will also exhibit new skid steers and compact track loaders and an upgraded motor grader with low-profile cab. –John Latta, Editor-in-Chief, Better Roads, reporting live from Munich, Germany