Compact Equipment Roundup

Whether you need to fit into tight jobsites or transport lighter equipment, here are compact machines that fit the bill.

Can you dig it?

The Hyundai Construction Equipment R25Z-9A Series zero-swing excavator has enhanced features from the previous model, including an Interim Tier 4 engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and added durability. The 5,730-pound R25Z-9 has a 7-foot, 11-inch dig depth,  4,470-pound-foot bucket digging force and 0.09 cubic-yard bucket capacity. A dozer blade comes standard for light grading, backfilling and for stability while excavating.


Automatic shifting

The Kubota KX040-4 four-ton excavator, which replaces the KX121-3, has auto-downshift travel motors and a Tier 4, 42.4 gross horsepower engine. With a dig depth of 11 feet 2.6 inches, the compact excavator also features an automatic regeneration system, bolt-on cutting edges, Eco Plus system, deluxe suspension seats and angle dozer blade option.

Kubota KX040 

Small footprint

Featuring a four-cylinder, turbocharged Perkins 804C-33T diesel engine, the Terex PT-75 compact track loader has a 70-inch width, 125-inch lift height and 18-inch-wide tracks. The PT-75 has an 8,972-pound operating weight, 3.5 psi of ground pressure and is available with an optional two-speed hydrostatic drive system.

Terex PT-75 compact track loader 

Mid-frame enhancements

Powered by a Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine, the John Deere 320E skid steer has upgraded boom performance, compared to previous models. Features include connect-under-pressure auxiliary hydraulic couplers, a courtesy light that stays on up to 90 seconds after the engine is shut down, a pressurized cab and all major control patterns.

 John Deere 320E

Monitor work

Weighing a little more than 12,500 pounds, the Takeuchi TB260 compact excavator features a long arm with an integrated thumb mount that provides a 12-foot, 9.4-inch dig depth. The Tier 4 Final engine delivers more than 47 horsepower. The excavator also has an in-cab monitor that can be used to select pre-configured work tools.

 Takeuchi TB260

Comfort, control


Caterpillar introduced three Cat D Series compact track loaders, three new Cat D Series multi-terrain loaders (MTL) and two updated D Series compact track loaders (CTL) at GIE+EXPO. The machines feature a new cab, lift arm design and increased engine performance. The six new D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predecessors.

 Cat 259D Compact Track Loader 1

Reduce emissions

New Holland Construction’s 200 Series skid steers have Tier 4 Final engines. With a 21 percent higher peak torque rise at 1,800 rpm, the L220 has a 12 percent increase in horsepower from 60 to 67 horsepower. The L218 remains at 60 horsepower, but has 7 percent more torque for additional power and performance.

 New Holland

Machine protection

Bobcat Company introduced four Tier 4 excavators: The E42, E45, E50 and E55 all include a non-DPF (diesel particulate filter) engine solution and each medium-sized M-Series machine features a forward-mount instrumentation system. The excavators also feature a machine protection system that monitors, manages and shuts down the engine if needed. The protection system also monitors the engine coolant and oil temperatures to help prevent the fluids reaching a point where the machine has to be shut down.


 Bobcat E45_Excavator_with_Grapple
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