New Holland C238 compact track loader cleans drains in extended flood clean-up efforts

When it came to choosing a machine that offered the stability and power he needed for cleaning flood-clogged drains across the Wagga Wagga region, owner operator Jamie Campton opted for the New Holland C238 compact track loader.


Jamie’s business, Campo’s Earthworks, has a long-running contract with Lockhart Shire Council in the Riverina region of New South Wales, undertaking drain repairs. “I was still cleaning out the drains from the last flood 16 months ago when we got hit again in mid-March,” said Jamie.


“My previous wheeled machine was forever getting bogged, so I decided to upgrade to the new C238 tracked machine, which gives me all the stability I need. I’ll also put it to work later this year for the Australian Rail Track Corporation, cleaning the drains under the railway tracks on the line between Mittagong and Melbourne.”


The machine’s stability is delivered via a rigid undercarriage which distributes its weight over a large area for a stable ride on the roughest of surfaces.


With its patented vertical lift Super Boom® design, the C238 delivers the industry’s best forward dump height and reach. “At maximum height, I can load a 3.3-metre high truck and it’s still sturdy on its feet,” said Jamie. The new self-levelling bucket feature on every model in the 200 Series also allows attachments to maintain the preset location throughout the lift cycle, further adding to the machine’s stability.
The C238 is rated at 67 kW (90 hp) with a rated operating capacity of 1,723 kg (3,800 lbs) and a bucket breakout force of 38.2 kN (8,585 lbs). Equipped with the 44.95cm (17.7 inch) tracks, the machine can be transported on a standard trailer.

Comfort is also a standout, with operators enjoying a full 360 degree view from the cab thanks to a new rear window which provides best-in-class rear visibility. With a wide cab, the 200 Series offers twice the visibility in critical zones.


“As soon as I had a drive, I knew I wanted it,” said Jamie. “It’s comfortable with exceptional visibility. All round, it’s a great machine.”
Easy daily maintenance completes the package with ground-level service checkpoints which are easy to access and grouped together for convenience.

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