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. *