Cat’s new B-Series 3 skid-steer loader

Kerry Clines

October 20, 2010

Caterpillar says its new B-Series 3 skid-steer loaders (SSL) and multi-terrain loaders (MTL) — SSL models 216B3, 226B3, 236B3, 242B3, and 252B3, and MTL models 247B3 and 257B3 — incorporate design refinements that make them more capable, more reliable, safer, and easier to operate. Refinements include:

  • A redesigned and relocated “dead-engine lower valve,” single electronic control module (ECM) for improved access and reliability;
  • New ECM-enabled features, including automatic glow-plug activation, expanded diagnostic capability, and use of an optional on-demand cooling fan that spins the fan only as fast as required by the machine; and
  • A standard, heavy-duty (880 CCA) battery.

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