The company's leadership in the skid steer loader category began in 1972 with the introduction of the L35, the industry's first vertical lift skid steer loader equipped with the patented Super Boom lift linkage.
Today, New Holland skid steer loaders are sold in 120 countries worldwide through New Holland Construction and New Holland Agriculture dealer channels.
"New Holland Construction is proud of its rich history of product innovation and commitment to quality," said Wayne Munce, Marketing Manager, New Holland Construction. "For 40 years, equipment operators have trusted New Holland Construction skid steer loaders to tackle a variety of construction, landscaping and agriculture applications."
Since the introduction of the L35, New Holland Construction has produced more than 200,000 skid steer loaders.
The company's largest selling skid steer loader model in the world is the New Holland L218 Super Boom. Rated at 42 kW, the L218 has an operating weight of 2,660 kg and a bucket breakout force of 24.2kN.
Super Boom legacy continues
"The first New Holland skid steer loader literally forced the entire construction industry to try to match our Super Boom design," said Wayne. "The Super Boom design delivers superior lift and reach, allowing New Holland skid steer loaders to load material to the centre of trucks faster and more efficiently than competitive models."
While the Super Boom design has undergone a number of important innovations since 1972 the New Holland Super Boom skid steer loaders have remained in a class of their own.
The original L35 skid steer loader exhibited the same stability and low centre of gravity as the 200 Series skid steer loaders introduced by New Holland Construction in 2011.
"New Holland introduced the long wheelbase concept to skid steers loaders, and the new 200 Series machines continue that tradition with the longest wheelbase in the industry," said Wayne. "When combined with a low centre of gravity, the result is a smooth and stable ride."
Superior cab comfort and visibility
New Holland Construction 200 Series skid steer loaders feature the widest, most comfortable cab in the industry, providing more head and foot room, and offering superior visibility in critical zones.
"The 200 Series skid steer loaders include a number of operator comforts, like a heated and air conditioned cab and a keyless start; and productivity features like hydraulic couplers, Glide Ride and high flow hydraulics, that operators 40 years ago couldn't possibly imagine," said Wayne.
Attachments increase versatility
New Holland dealers offer more than 50 skid steer loader attachments including augers, brooms, dozer blades, grapples, hammers, pallet forks and rakes to handle countless applications. Operators can count on New Holland attachments to boost their productivity. For customers who frequently change attachments, the new skid steer loaders feature a hydraulic heavy-duty coupler.
"As we celebrate this significant milestone, we also recognise the many great contributions New Holland Construction employees have made over the last 40 years to produce our legendary skid steer loaders and help make this company a global leader," said Wayne.