The track loader has always been my favorite machine. I do realize
track loaders are slow and a dying breed for many reasons. But I still love
them all, both old and new.
This is my latest version of what I would build in my
backyard if I could…. It has a raised final drive for higher ground clearance. This also helps isolate the final drive from any shock load. Add to that, the forward mounted raised
final drive acts like a live counterweight for better bucket breakout force.
The articulated loader arms help extend the bucket further out for better
center loading trucks and hoppers (see last image).