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Swinger Model 2K Compact Loader

Swinger Compact Loaders introduced the new 2K. Features of the new loader/tool carrier include a 2,500-pound SAE lift and carry capacity — a 25 percent increase over the previous model. The engine compartment is also new, with a flip-up fiberglass hood and easy access to the modular engine/pump pack. The 65-hp. Cummins diesel engine is transverse mounted, which allows easy maintenance. Driveline upgrades include heavy-duty planetary industrial axles with load/torque ratings of 13,000/11,070 pounds (a twofold increase over the previous model). The hydrostatic drive system now offers “on-the-fly” operator-select high/low speed options. The new “short run” hydrostatic system operates at 5,000 psi, improving capacity for propulsion and attachment operation. A redesigned articulation/oscillation joint now includes independent modes for turning and impact absorption. Horizontal shaft is the frame oscillation member, while the vertical shaft is the turning or articulation component. The heavy-duty turn joint is expected to increase durability and longevity, according to Steingart. The operator station has been redesigned for ergonomic operation including excellent visibility and new ROPS/FOPS guard. A bucket/attachment control joy stick and gauge package is now positioned for operator convenience/comfort and the seat is an air suspension type to help reduce operator fatigue. The bucket is self-leveling.

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