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New Cat F2 Series Backhoe Loaders Equipped with New Features

Earlier this year, Caterpillar expanded the Backhoe Loader product line to include the new F2 Series models (416F2, 420F2, 430F2 and the all new 415F2). The center-pivot of the all-new Cat F2 Series Backhoe Loaders are designed for maximum performance, reliability and durability. The F2 Series Backhoe Loaders are now equipped with engines that meet Tier 4 Final emissions requirements. Both single-tile and Integrated Tool Carrier front linkage and four-wheel drive still come standard on the 420F2 and 430F2 models. Additionally, auxiliary hydraulics, third-function loader valve, and six-function backhoe valve can be installed on all new models.

New Operator Station Features

  • Increased legroom with room for a rotating chair.
  • Comfortable air-suspension seat offers an enhanced operating experience.
  • F2 Series ROPS/FOPS operator station has been redesigned to accommodate flat glass. The flat glass and new rear window design greatly improve visibility to trench sight lines. 
  • Significantly reduced sound levels from 80 dB to 74 dB.
  • More comfortable inside cab temperature and increased visibility with the newly added roof cap.
  • The exhaust stack has been repositioned to align with the cab structure.
  • Upgraded gauge cluster with a large LCD screen.
  • New larger pantograph windshield wipers offer 40 percent more coverage.
  • Optional keypad security system is a self-contained immobilizer that can disable the engine, transmission and hydraulic system.
  • Hands-free communication system.
  • Differential-lock control.
  • Dual directional-shift controls for IT models.
  • Larger fenders to keep the cab glass cleaner in muddy applications.

Additional Features of the New Cat 420F2 and 430F2 Backhoe Loaders

  • Optional Auto-Shift transmission now available and features a lock-up torque converter for direct-drive efficiency in 5th and 6th gears.
  • Economy Mode is now standard on all models to adjust engine speed and hydraulic-pump displacement to maximize performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Variable Speed Steering offers quick steering response in tight-cycle truck loading.
  • Adjustable auxiliary-hydraulic flow for increased control of hydraulic work tools. 

For a limited time, Hawthorne Cat will make your 20% down payment when you purchase a new Cat F2 Series Backhoe Loader with the Accelerated Equity Program. Learn More

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