Thomas Equipment Debuts Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader to Upgrade and Replace the Popular Thomas 175

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The Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader, with fully lined comfort cab, is called the High-Lift as it hoists 1,850 pounds up over 11 feet, powered by 59 HP Tier-3 engine, with sound suppression, universal joint and 100 chain drive with many options.

The new Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader upgrades the Thomas 175 with 1,850-pound High-Lift capacity, 59 HP Tier-3 engine & 7,200-pound operating weight.

The Thomas 185 is powered by a 4-cyclinder 59 HP Tier-3 engine that meets or beats environmental standards, moves at nearly 8 mph and features an easy-to-service universal joint, rather than troublesome traditional bands, and has a 100-chain-drive to deliver tremendous traction.

Thomas Equipment Inc. announced the introduction of the Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader that upgrades and replaces the popular Thomas 175, featuring High-Lift bucket height over 11 feet, an operating weight of 7,200 pounds, lift capacity of 1,850 pounds and over two tons of breakout force.

Petter Etholm, President, said, "The Thomas 185 reflects our aim to help productivity on construction, agricultural, mining and other worksites. From grading and paving to lifting and loading, the Thomas 185 is as tough as its driver and versatile as conditions demand."

Gilbert Bedard, Vice President of Global Sales, said, "The Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader does heavy lift and carry jobs as easily as routine worksite tasks and offers cab comfort and extensive features."

Bedard noted, "The Thomas 185 is powered by a 4-cyclinder 59 HP Tier-3 engine that meets or beats environmental standards, moves at nearly 8 mph and features an easy-to-service universal joint, rather than troublesome traditional bands, and has a 100-chain-drive to deliver tremendous traction."

Bedard said the Thomas 185 also includes standard features such as: Sound Suppression System Kit around engine; Fully Lined Cab for comfort; Hand Controls; Self-level valve control, and Extras from electrical rigging for future use and lockable fuel and hydraulic caps to dome light, horn and more.

The Thomas 185 Skid Steer Loader also features two in-line hydrostatic pumps to lift, pull, and hoist; dump height over 9 feet; sure grip 8-ply or 10-ply tires for stability and pushing power, and a range of attachments and options, said Bedard.

Thomas Equipment Inc., online at http://www.thomasloaders.com, is a unit of Osiris Corporation (OSRS), http://www.osiriscorp.net, which provides a variety of branded and other products to industrial markets through subsidiaries including: Thomas Equipment Inc.; Thomas Equipment Asia Co. Ltd.; Thomas Ventures, Inc., Pneutech-Rousseau, Inc. and TcomT Inc. Osiris' units manufacture and market industrial and construction equipment, distribute pneumatic and hydraulic systems and design wireless devices for the telecommunications industry, among other activities.

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