15 December 1995

Case widens choice of low-loaders

THOSE who need to operate loaders where roof height is restricted – poultry houses, for example – have a new low-profile skid-steer loader to consider.

Case is now offering a version of its 1840 Uni-Loader which has an operational height of 1.7m – 25.5cm lower than the conventional build.

This has been achieved by reducing the height of the frame supporting the operators seat, which allows the cab and the seat itself to be lowered into the frame. Hand controls and the restraining safety bars are also positioned at a lower level but the hydraulic lines in the main frame remain unaltered.

Case points out that use of the low-profile skid-steer could avoid operators choosing to remove ROPS cabs when working in low roof areas, a potentially dangerous practice. Price of the adapted 1840, which is built to order, depends on a customers specification requirements. The standard model has a list price of £16,252. &#42