The most noticeable difference between CTLs and Skid Steers is that CTLs have tracks and skid steers have tires. CTLs are great for working on unstable and soft surfaces, whereas skid steers are built more for firm stable surfaces like concrete. Skid steers are better for working in areas where you need a machine to make tight turns. Compact track loaders are built to handle sloped surfaces.
As the name suggests, vertical lift booms have greater reach and stability when the boom is fully extended, than the radial-lift booms. They are optimized for loading and lifting but are also good for pushing and digging.
The possibilities are seemingly endless when it comes to things you can do with a CTL. These machines are extremely versatile and can be used in many industries for landscaping, farming, demolishing, constructing, warehousing and more. Some of the most common tasks are digging, grading, transporting materials, loading and mowing. With over 100 attachment options, pretty much anything is possible.
Because John Deere’s Compact Track Loaders are versatile, efficient, and easy to operate, they make it easy to get a lot done. They are equipped with efficient diesel engines and large fuel tanks so you can get more work done and take fewer fuel stops. These machines boast breakout force and pushing power which makes moving heavy loads and carving out dirt a breeze. Simply put, these machines are beasts.
Like mentioned before, these machines are beasts. The smallest model, the 317G, has an operating capacity of 2,125 lb and a bucket breakout force of 4,250 lb. The largest model, the 333G, has an operating capacity of 3,700 lb and a bucket breakout force of 9,250 lb. Not much can stand in the way of John Deere’s Compact Track Loaders.
Remember when you were a kid playing in the dirt with push tractors and it felt like you could do anything in the world? Those times no longer have to be a memory, you can relive them from the inside of John Deere’s compact track loaders. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can do.