Skid steers make debut

4 July 1997

Skid steers make debut

TWO new skid steer loaders made their debut at this years show.

Seen on the Compact Loader Specialists stand, the introduction of the Thomas T-243HDS and T-103S loaders are deemed to have completed an upgrade of the entire Thomas 12-model range.

The T-243HDS becomes the firms flagship having a load capacity of 1089kg (2400lb) and a breakout force of 2358kg (5200lb). Power is now supplied by a turbo-charged Deutz engine developing 87hp.

Second new machine, the T-103S, is powered by a four-cylinder 33.5hp Kubota diesel engine. Lift capacity is 454kg (3450lb).

Both machines have a choice of hand or foot controls and use of a quick-attach implement connection system. &#42

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