Contender Front Loader

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The Contender® Front Loader delivers optimal payload and durability for both commercial and residential haulers. It’s available in a range of body sizes to meet your needs and offers excellent capacity with its large 12-cubic-yard hopper.

Like the rest of our product lineup, this middleweight refuse vehicle packs a punch, engineered with high-strength AR450 steel and Excalibre™ packing cylinders that drastically reduce the potential for hydraulic contamination. Ergonomic CAN-based controls and electronic system offer some of the best technology in the industry. Developed with the operator in mind, the controls are designed for easy use.


Arm Down AT IDLE: 12 seconds
1350 RPM: 6.5 seconds
Arm Up AT IDLE: 9 seconds
1350 RPM: 5 seconds
Fork Down AT IDLE: 3 seconds
1350 RPM: 1.5 seconds
Fork Up AT IDLE: 2.5 seconds
1350 RPM: 1.5 seconds
Packer Extend AT IDLE: N/A
1350 RPM: 16 seconds
Packer Retract AT IDLE: N/A
1350 RPM: 8.5 seconds
Ejector Extend AT IDLE: N/A
1350 RPM: 30 seconds
Ejector Retract AT IDLE: N/A
1350 RPM: 10 seconds
Top Door Open AT IDLE: 8 seconds
1350 RPM: 7 seconds
Top Door Close  AT IDLE: 12 seconds
1350 RPM: 8 seconds 
Tailgate Open  AT IDLE: 26 seconds
1350 RPM: 25 seconds  
Tailgate Close  AT IDLE: 33 seconds
1350 RPM: 32 seconds 
Arm Construction 3/16" ASTM A656 grade 80 steel
Arm Cylinder Mounts 3/8" ASTM A656 grade 80 steel
Arm Torque Tube 5-1/4" OD with 1/2" wall thickness (DOM round tube)
Fork Torque Tube Construction ASTM 513 grade B
Fork Torque Tube 4" OD with 3/8" wall thickness (DOM round tube)
Fork Tine Construction 1-1/4" A36 mild steel
Hopper Capacity 13 cubic yards
Hopper Floor 3/16" AR400
Upper Hopper Sides 12-gauge ASTM A607 grade 50 steel
Lower Hopper Sides 3/16" AR400 
Lower Packing Face 1/4" AR200
Packing Panel Floor Tracks  1/4" A656 grade 80 steel
Top & Bottom Wear Strips  TOP: 3/8" AR400
BOTTOM: 3/8" Chromium Carbide X-wear
Side Wear Strips  1/4" x 3" AR400
Body Floor 3/16" AR200
Body Roof 10-gauge AR200
Body Side Walls  1/8" AR450
Tailgate Rear & Side Walls 1/8" AR450
Eight-point automatic locking tailgate
Command Zone™ multiplex and distributed CAN-based controls offering the best technology in the business - sealed keypads, backlit screens, operator status lights and diagnostic display.
Air or Rabbit Ear Joysticks
Pump Single Gear or Vane with Pack-on-the-Go flow control system
Control Valves Commercial Intertech VA35, MRV setting -- 2500 psi
Oil Reservoir Capacity 50 gallons
Return Filter 5 micron
Suction Strainer 100 mesh stainless steel with magnets
Ejector Cylinder Mailhot Excalibre 5.5" x 3-stage 188-7/8" stroke
Arm Cylinder 4-1/2" bore x 2-1/2" rod x 46" stroke
Fork Cylinder 3" bore x 1-3/4" rod x 20" stroke
Tailgate Cylinder  3-1/4" bore x 2" rod x 32" stroke
Packer and components steel shot blasted prior to priming with high solids epoxy primer
Finish coat Akzo Coating's Sikkens high solids acrylic urethane
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