The F2 Series Cat backhoe loaders include the 416F2, 420F2, 430F2, and a model new to the range, the 415F2. The new F2 Series center-pivot models meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards, have a new operator's station, and added features and options.
The 420F2 and 430F2 continue to be available with both single-tilt and Integrated Tool Carrier (IT) front linkage, and four-wheel drive is standard for the 430F2 and available for other models.
The 415F2 uses a Cat C3.4B engine, rated at 68 net hp, and the 416F2, 420F2, and 430F2 use the Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, with net horsepower ratings (SAE J1349) of 87, 93, and 108, respectively. The 415F2 does not require diesel exhaust fluid.
All of the new F2 Series models have an implement hydraulic system, which uses a load-sensing, variable-displacement piston pump that provides full lifting and digging forces at all engine speeds and matches hydraulic flow to work demands for highly efficient operation. Pilot-operated joystick controls with in-cab pattern changers are standard on the 420F2 and 430F2. These controls are optional on the 415F2 and 416F2, which come standard with mechanical controls.
All new models can also be equipped with auxiliary hydraulics, including a third-function loader valve, six-function backhoe valve, and related lines. 420F2 IT and 430F2 IT machines have a standard hydraulic loader quick coupler. New for the IT models are twist-to-connect hydraulic quick disconnect fittings that can be connected under pressure. All models feature redesigned hose routing for extendible sticks, adding to overall reliability and durability.