2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Revolutionary Skid Steer Has Extendable Wheelbase
“The Pro-Handler will outperform the biggest skid steers on the market,” says Marc Dack, Innovative Equipment. “The largest skid steers on the market weigh 3,000 lbs. more than the Pro-Handler, but can only work with a payload of up to 4,000 lbs.”
While lift capacity is important, what really sets the Pro-Handler apart is its versatility. Under load, the 48-in. wheelbase can be extended out to 84 in. This lets it lift heavier loads, gives it greater stability under load, and allows it to climb steeper grades. However, it can quickly return to a compact footprint as needed.
The boom can extend 30 in. for a dump height of 164 in. This lets you lift a load higher, drive up closer, and dump from a higher level.
“The largest skid steer can only reach 144 in.,” says Dack.
With tracks, it becomes a compact track loader, a rough terrain telehandle, a straight mast forklift, an aerial work platform or a small wheel loader. It can replace a compact tractor and serve as a pto power unit, as well as support a wide array of machine tools such as post hole digger, mower, snowblower and more.
Dack intends to introduce 6 models, including 3 full track units and 3 standard wheeled units. Final design work is still being completed.
“We plan to offer the unit for around 12 percent more than similar weight skid steers,” says Dack.
Check out a video of the Pro-Handler at FARMSHOW.com.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marc Dack, Innovative Equipment, 8404 Venture Circle, Schofield, Wis. 54476 (ph 715 359-3002; email@example.com; www.iequipt.com).
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