New Holland Construction Introduces its Newest, Most Powerful Skid Steer Loader to Date

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·  90 Horsepower engine allows for increased 3,400 rated operating capacity

·  Patented Super Boom® technology delivers superior reach and height

 

New Holland, Pa. (October 19, 2016) – New Holland is pleased to announce publicly a new skid steer loader model, the L234, launching at GIE Expo this October in Louisville, Ky. The L234 will be replacing the L230. One size up in weight class, the L234 is the most powerful skid steer loader in the New Holland line-up. It provides superior visibility and stability with even more power and performance for the most difficult jobsite challenges.

In the areas of engine, drive train and dimensions, the new L234 shares its specifications with those of the previous model L230 with the following enhancements:

 

NEW HOLLAND L234

NEW HOLLAND L230

PERFORMANCE

 

 

Operating Weight

8,900 Lbs.

8,735 Lbs.

ROC - 50% of Tipping Load

3,400 Lbs.

3,000 Lbs.

Tipping Load

6,800 Lbs.

6,000 Lbs.

Bucket Breakout Force

9,323 Lbs.

8,620 Lbs.

Lift Arm Breakout Force

6,918 Lbs.

6,350 Lbs.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

 

 

Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity

6.0 Gal.

6.0 Gal.

Auxiliary Flow - Standard

24.2 GPM

24.2 GPM

Auxiliary Flow - High

37.6 GPM

37.6 GPM

Hydraulic System Pressure

3,450 PSI

3,046 PSI

With its 90 HP engine, the new L234 will feature increased Rated Operating Capacity (ROC) - 3,400 lbs. at 50% tipping load. The 6,918 lbs. loader lift cylinder breakout force and 38 GPM Hi-Flow with 3,450 PSI will be best-in-class. O-Ring Face Sealed (ORFS) hydraulic ports are designed to handle higher pressures. Patented Super Boom® technology delivers maximum reach at full height. New, comfortable, composite and vinyl seat choices are available and new livery will include gray wheels and new seats.

 

Engine Emissions and Serviceability

The New Holland L234 uses the reliable FPT F5B engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology for Tier 4 Final certification. With the radiator facing rearward, it is easy to clean. Filters, and reservoirs and battery jump posts are easily accessible for easy service.

 

Cab Comfort and Safety

The improved cab is a comfortable and stress-reducing environment in which operators can spend long days on the job. The controls and electronics are all ergonomically placed and comfortable to use. An available upgrade, New Holland’s demo door, features a half-inch-thick “shatter proof” polycarbonate front door. With the IntelliPanel™ mounted on the “A” post, the operator can reference critical machine information during operation. A new safety lap bar will be an available factory installed option on all models manufactured after October 2016.

As with all New Holland Skid Steer Loaders, the L234 has unmatched rear visibility thanks to the Super Boom® design. There are no rear towers blocking visibility at angled views to the rear. The crossbar is located low and out of the way of rear visibility.

Glide Ride, and high-low speed range are all located on the hand controls.

 

Stability & Center of Gravity

The L234 skid steer loader is superior to all others in the area of stability. With its long wheelbase, low center of gravity, and weight distribution across the wheels, it can’t be beat. The lift cylinders are pushing off the front of the frame allowing more bucket cutting down force and better load carrying stability. This also allows for better lift leverage and more accurate vertical lift.

 

Boom Stop – The Pivot Pin Protector!

Additional improvements to this and other New Holland skid steer loaders is a newly-designed heavy-duty, composite “hockey puck” boom stop. These prevent steel-on-steel contact and wear during digging, carrying, and other operations. The boom stop can be changed for different carrying heights. When lowering the bucket and pushing into a pile, the boom will carry the load back into the boom stops, which allow the main frame to absorb the force. New Holland places these boom stops low so the force goes directly into the frame. Their location is crucial to the life of the boom pivot pins at the rear of the boom.

 

Accessing under the Cab

The L234 and all New Holland skid steers feature unique cabs that flip forward, allowing for easier access for cleaning and maintenance. In order to safely exit the competitors’ cabs, a second person is required to lock out the lift cylinders once the boom is in the air. New Holland has safety built-in, unlike the competition, to allow the operator to lock out the booms before exiting the cab. All it takes is the twist of the wrist. With the Boom Lock engaged, the cab can be tilted forward for unencumbered access.

 

About New Holland     

New Holland Agriculture and New Holland Construction sell and service an innovative line of agricultural and construction equipment, including a full line of tractors, hay and forage equipment, harvesting, crop production, skid steer and compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders, tractor loader backhoes and mini excavators. Sales, parts and service are provided by more than 1,000 New Holland dealers throughout North America. More information on New Holland can be found at www.newholland.com/na.

New Holland is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be found online at www.cnhindustrial.com

 

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For more information, contact:

Meredith Amoroso
New Holland PR & Content Team

mediarequests@newholland.com  | 412-335-0635

 

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