January 2018 Vol. 73 No. 1

New Products



Several new enhancements to the N Series of backhoe loaders are incorporated throughout the machine – from cab and drive-train improvements, to enhancements to the hydraulic and electrical systems. In addition, a number of features that were previously optional are now standard, and there’s an increased suite of factory options.

Machine enhancements include a Pilot Control hydraulic system that offers the operator more control in critical applications, and improvements that reduce cab noise for greater operator comfort. An updated drive train provides improved roading and gradeability, as well as more pushing power under load, and greater acceleration around the job site. New externally adjustable Extendahoe wear pads result in easier maintenance and serviceability while keeping tight tolerances, thereby reducing strain and wear on components.

Among the options that are now standard is the fuel economy package with ECO mode switches for both the loader and backhoe functions, providing greater fuel savings, and optimal power and performance. The package also includes the Auto Engine Idle, which brings engine RPMs down to idle when the backhoe controls are not used for a set period of time. Auto Engine Shutdown is activated when the machine idles for a predetermined time period. Both the Auto Engine Idle and Shutdown have adjustable settings that can be customized to the operators’ style and preference.

Engine Protection Shutdown mode, which turns the engine off if engine temperature, drive-train fluid temperature or engine oil pressure go out of normal operating range, and the electrical system’s battery disconnect switch and jump-start terminal.
Brand-new factory options on all N Series backhoes include:

An LED light option with four front, four rear and two sidelights that are all adjustable to target the task at hand. These LED lights shine brighter than halogen bulbs, while drawing less power, for more productivity and improved battery life.
A bolt-on chaff screen attaches over the standard front grill, protecting the engine compartment and cooling package from airborne debris such as straw chaff, grass clippings, leaves or other fine materials.

An 18-inch front tire offering (bias ply or radial) and heavy-duty front axle option are available on the 580N and 580 Super N models, allowing for more float and cushion, and creating a smoother ride and greater tractive effort.

Bolt-on front fenders that help protect the machine and operator from water, mud, dirt and debris while traveling off-road in rough, muddy terrain.

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