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The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line

The CAT 436F2. (Image source: CAT)

Offering a highly configurable design, the new CAT 426F2 backhoe loader with side shift frame provides customers with additional choices, allowing the selection of a more base-specification model or a highly configured machine to match budget and operating needs

Customers can choose between two or four-wheel drive, backhoe loader or excavator control pattern, cab climate control packages, and specified Product Link? technology levels, among other options, to get the machine matched to their requirements.

Adding to the popular CAT F2 Series Backhoe Loader family, the new 426F2 is designed with the operator in mind, featuring an all-new cab design that provides a comfortable and operator-friendly environment with excellent visibility. High pump oil flow delivers excellent hydraulic performance at the operator?s fingertips, and load-sensing hydraulics enable this new CAT machine to efficiently tackle a variety of applications ranging from loading and carrying to full-depth trenching.

Delivering the power and productivity needed for high-performance jobs, the new 426F2 backhoe loader can be equipped with up to a 1.05 cu/m loader bucket offering a 7,012-kg tipping load at the breakout point. It?s standard 4.3-m-long standard excavator-style stick delivers a 4.7 m maximum digging depth and 4.03 m loading height.

Engine and Powertrain

Built on the rugged, field-proven driveline found on existing F2 Series machines, the new 426F2 backhoe loader delivers excellent production performance combined with the reliability customers expect from Caterpillar. The machine is powered by the 68.5kW Cat 3054C 4-cylinder diesel engine with an advanced cooling system designed for efficient and reliable operation in ambient temperature reaching 50?C. An externally mounted engine pre-cleaner offers quick filter servicing for customers working in dusty operating conditions.

It?s Cat four-speed power-shuttle transmission delivers gear changes, up to 40km/h road speeds and matched gear ratios for optimum performance in all applications. Whether equipped with standard two-wheel or optional four-wheel drive, the new 426F2 backhoe loader features standard 100 per cent differential lock, in the rear axle, to provide maximum traction in poor ground conditions.

With its enclosed rear axle design featuring a wet multi-plate braking system, the new 426F2 backhoe loader delivers reliable operation even in the harshest conditions. Self-adjusting and oil immersed, the system boasts dual brake pedals for split braking in tight corners to increase manoeuvrability.

Cat Product Link? comes standard on the new 426F2 backhoe loader to maximise machine uptime availability by offering remote data monitoring through VisionLink. Customers can specify the amount of critical machine operating data gathered, such as fuel usage, payload summaries, scheduled service reminders and fault code alerts, to help improve machine management.