The new range of Cat backhoe loaders offers improved performance and better fuel efficiency
Four new models of backhoe loaders, based on the success of the popular F2 series Caterpillar announces four new backhoe loader models based on the success of the Cat® F2 series backhoe loader. The new series consists of the Cat® 428, 432, 434 and 444 models, which replace the 428F2, 432F2, 434F2 and 444F2 machines respectively.
The new Cat backhoe loader range offers similar model platforms to ensure a common component base and similar functionalities across its entire range. Cat’s new backhoe loaders now carry the new Cat logo combined with a new simplified nomenclature without having to apply the model’s alphanumeric suffix. More efficiency Cat’s new backhoe loaders are powered by Cat C3.6 engines with improved anti-pollution technology and are fully compliant with EU EU Stage V emission standards. maintenance required, particle retention filter DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) while using liquid DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). Reducing operating costs, the new Cat C3.6 engines, with up to 10% improved fuel efficiency compared to the F2 series engines, offer exactly the same performance characteristics (power – torque). All models of the new series of backhoe loaders have four-wheel drive as standard equipment with a differential lock on the rear wheels for improved traction, when the ground conditions are bad. The power management option offers the operator the Economy Mode and Standard Mode options for good engine performance and greater fuel savings or Standard Plus Mode to boost machine efficiency by maximizing backhoe loader components speeds. All models of the new series of backhoe loaders have four-wheel drive as standard equipment with a differential lock on the rear wheels for improved traction, when the ground conditions are bad. The power management option offers the operator the Economy Mode and Standard Mode options for good engine performance and greater fuel savings or Standard Plus Mode to boost machine efficiency by maximizing backhoe loader components speeds. A new powershift gearbox will be available as an option on the 428 and 434 and will be standard on the 432. The new powershift gearbox allows for easier on-the-go gear changes for the operator. The 444 will still be equipped with a fully automatic transmission as standard. All new models have adjustable auxiliary hydraulic flow in the excavation system so that the hydraulic system of the machine can be adjusted according to the functional requirements of the working components. The new Cat series can be equipped either factory-installed or with an on-site kit, with optional Integrated Tool (IT) loader quick connectors for quick tool changes. The new backhoe loaders are compatible with the outgoing F2 series components, so there is no need to buy new components, reducing operating costs. Offering remote data monitoring via VisionLink®, the latest Cat Product Link. Is available as standard on these new models to maximize machine uptime. Customers can customize the machine operating data collected, such as fuel usage, payload summaries, scheduled service reminders, and error code alerts, to meet specific needs for improved fleet management. Improved features. The new loading system cylinders, optionally available at 428 and 434, offer up to 25 percent more lifting capacity to improve operating efficiency. In the new excavator loaders 428 and 434, for the operation of the excavation system, Joystick-type controls can be selected, as an option. As a basic choice. In models 432 and 444, the joystick controls of the loading system and the excavation system are now mounted on the operator’s seat. This option gives particularly increased ergonomic capabilities to the operator, as it allows through the feature (Dual Mode), the operation of the loader or excavator to be performed with the operator turned at an angle, without the need to change the position of the machine or direction of the seat. In addition, due to the adjustment of the position of the controls, more space inside the cabin is ensured, ensuring a more comfortable and ergonomic user interface with improved visibility. The new controls on the Cat backhoe loader seat are electrically operated, so no piping is advanced from inside the operator seat or inside the cab. This avoids the increase of the temperature of the operating environment as well as completely eliminates the risk of failure of the hydraulic piping that could lead to leaks inside the cabin. The redesigned console infotainment system (available as default) integrates analog machine counters with a color LCD information display, which is controlled via soft keys for easy menu navigation. Pop-up information icons offer fast navigation between modes, while full-text diagnostic descriptions simplify troubleshooting and machine maintenance. For the first time in Cat backhoe loaders, an LCD touch screen is available as an option that allows the operator to interact with the machine to quickly change basic functions such as pattern control and hydraulic settings. The improved security of the new series shuts off the engine, gearbox, and hydraulics until a valid password is entered through the LCD operator control screen, preventing unauthorized access to the machine. The new 428, 432, 434 and 444 will set the new standard in the comfort and efficiency of backhoe loaders!