TABLE OF CONTENTSNORTH AMERICAN SALES
Sales by Size
Sales Breakdown by Region
NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
Case | New Holland (CNH)
Manitou (Gehl / Mustang)
MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFORMATION
CURRENT MODELS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis Equipment Analysis Report of compact track loaders updates our last report on this product dated April 2014. The compact track loader (CTL) has increasingly become one of the most popular types of construction equipment. It is essentially a skid steer loader that is equipped with rubber tracks instead of tires. Because it is superior to the skid steer loader for operating in wet, muddy, or harsh conditions, it is sometimes referred to as a “multi-terrain loader” or “rubber track loader.” Compact track loaders can be equipped with a wide range of attachments, thus making them extremely versatile. It has numerous end-use applications, including residential construction, agriculture, landscaping, construction site cleanup, and projects requiring year-round operations. The CTL is also a mainstay of the rental equipment industry.
The growing demand for compact track loaders has made the market competitive, with 15 suppliers serving the North American market. The market is dominated by four companies—Bobcat, Caterpillar, Deere, and Kubota—that collectively accounted for xx percent of total industry sales in 2015. Recent entrants in the domestic market include Yanmar (2013) and Wacker Neuson (2014). Despite the growing popularity of compact track loaders, one company—Komatsu in 2011—exited the North American market.