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New Holland’s new wheeled excavators on sale in 2013

THERE will be three versions of the B Series PRO wheeled excavator when it goes on sale next year.

New controls in the cab and the addition of three hydraulic pumps means the machine operator can now carry out simultaneous movements under every load.

New low-effort joysticks with a longer stroke will also make doing precision tasks, such as levelling, much easier.

Swing arms will be available in three lengths for each model, and they’ve been redesigned too, giving a greater breakout force than in previous models. There’s also an extra hydraulic pump dedicated just to the swing so that no power is diverted from the other hydraulic functions – this makes the machine much more efficient.

Operators also get to see/use a new dashboard with an LCD monitor and a screen dedicated to the rear view camera. All of the travel controls – road mode, creep speed, gear shifting, axle lock – are grouped on a switch pad placed on the steering column making them easy to find. The slider function for the blade and stabilisers is on the right joysticks, together with the travel direction control.

So what is New Holland’s take on the new B Series PRO? Well they say it’s been built with the weight distribution optimised and they've made sure the offset effect of the undercarriage is minimised “resulting in exceptional stability and equally high lifting performance at the front and the rear”.

By Daniel Tye

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