New Holland Construction is diversifying its product portfolio, adding a new equipment category: small articulated loaders. The company’s offerings, which are scheduled for availability in 2024, consist of five models, the ML12, ML12T, ML15, ML22X and ML23.
The company says the small frame, powerful machines are engineered to increase operator productivity with impressive lifting capacity and tipping load features to be impactful in a variety of landscaping and light construction jobs.
“These new small articulated loaders are the embodiment of New Holland Construction’s commitment to innovation and excellence,” stated Daniel Kakareka, product manager for New Holland Construction North America. “They’re designed to empower our customers to accomplish more in confined spaces, with increased productivity and precision. Truly, refining the way we approach landscaping and light construction tasks.”
The ML12 model has a lifting capacity of 2,425 pounds, tipping load capacity of 2,205 pounds and lifting height of 85.4 inches. The 25-horsepower machine boasts a 2,425-pound operating weight, allowing for minimal ground disturbance when turning or hauling on soft ground like turf. It has a narrow width of 36.2 inches. Other key features include an electro-hydraulic controlled differential, hydrostatic 4-wheel drive, standard lift path and a CII mechanical attachment coupler.
With the same horsepower and width as the ML12 model, the ML12T model has a telescopic reach arm loader and a lifting height of 111 inches. This extended lift allows operators to load and unload materials from large trucks, while the extended reach provides more flexibility in dumping, leveling and grading tasks. The 111-inch lift height, multiple tipping load paths of up to 1,650 pounds – depending on loader position – and 2,646-pound operating weight are designed to work well in light construction scenarios such as moving light debris and pallets.
Displaying a 3,086-pound lifting capacity and 3,307-pound tipping load, the ML15 small articulated loader model has the ability to carry heavier materials than smaller models, including steel, lumber and concrete items. The 26-horsepower machine has a 3,472-pound operating weight with a cab equipped with a safety entry bar, non-suspension vinyl seat, armrests and exterior mirror features.
The ML22X model is New Holland Construction’s first electric-powered small articulated loader. When fully charged, the 24.9-kilowatt lithium-ion battery powers the machine for five to six hours, depending on the task. Multiple charging options are available to meet the various needs of operators. The on-board charger fully charges the battery from 0 to 100 per cent in about 8.7 hours, while the fast-charge connector provides a full charge in less than two hours. The lifting capacity of 4,850 pounds, tipping load of 4,528 pounds and lifting height of 96.5 inches ensures smooth and strong loading, moving and hauling capabilities for the operator.
The fifth model to join the portfolio is the ML23 model. This loader has a 96.5-inch lifting height, 4,982-pound tipping load and 4,850-pound lifting capacity. Creating 26-horsepower at 2,300 RPM, the ML23 can travel at a maximum speed of 12.4 mph, the fastest of the lineup.
“All five of these models mark a significant milestone in our journey of delivering exceptional landscaping and construction equipment,” Kakareka stated. “The machines exemplify our drive for ultimate efficiency and versatility to provide our customers with the tools they need to excel in their work.”