Carol Stream, Ill.-based New Holland Construction is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the company’s first skid-steer loader, the New Holland L35, which was introduced in 1972.
“Thirty-five years ago, New Holland introduced the L35 skid steer loader — the first skid-steer loader in the construction industry with ROPS and a vertical parallel lift boom system,” said Terry Sheehan, vice president, New Holland Construction. “The L35 skid-steer loader exhibited the same stability, low center of gravity and large load capacity-to-equipment weight ratio which New Holland Construction skid steer loaders still maintain today.”
The company also announced that it would produce its 220,000th skid-steer loader in 2007.
One of the most visible changes between the L35 skid-steer loader and today’s line of New Holland Construction skid-steer loaders is the cab and operator’s environment. Marking the 35th anniversary, New Holland Construction has introduced a new deluxe cab design for the Super Boom skid-steer loaders (models L150 through L190) and compact track loaders (models C175, C185 and C190). The deluxe cab is designed to feature increased space, visibility, operator comfort and ease of operation for greater worksite efficiency.
Earlier this year, in honor of the 35th anniversary of the New Holland skid steer, New Holland Construction introduced the L175 skid-steer loader, which fits the fastest growing 2,000-pound SAE-rated load capacity category. In addition, a special custom black and silver 35th Anniversary skid-steer loader model will be on display at numerous 2007 trade shows and exhibits in North America.
New Holland Construction is a global, full-line construction equipment brand, with a network of 700 dealers and more than 1,800 outlets in 100 countries.