In both the Static and Demonstration areas of the Bobcat stand at the Plantworx 2023 Exhibition, the company presented a host of new products for the first time at the show.
The premieres included the first appearance at a UK construction show of both the new TL25.60 telehandler and the T86 R-Series Compact Track Loader as part of the Static display.
Other firsts at Plantworx included the new Ground Maintenance Equipment range and an array of products from the company’s Light Compaction line. They continue with the new E19e electric-powered model and the top-of-the-range E88 8 tonne mini-excavator. Bobcat also presented for the new MaxControl Remote Control system on a T66 compact track loader in the Demonstration zone.
The New TL25.60 Super Compact Telehandler from Bobcat
As the smallest machine in the Bobcat telehandler range, the new TL25.60 brings the number of rigid frame telehandlers from Bobcat for construction, rental and general handling to 11 models. The new TL25.60 telehandler has been designed for simplicity of use, excellent stability, optimum comfort and safe operation in any type of application.
The TL25.60 is powered by a 75 HP Bobcat Stage V engine. The machine has a rated operating capacity of 2500 kg, offers a maximum lift height of 5.9 m and a maximum reach of 3.3 m. The Bob-Tach carriage (manual or hydraulic) increases versatility by allowing the TL25.60 to utilise attachments designed for the Bobcat loader range.
The T86 – The Most Powerful Compact Track Loader Ever from Bobcat
Delivering a higher engine and hydraulic output, the 5087 kg T86 is the most powerful compact track loader Bobcat has ever built, offering a rated operating capacity of 1780 kg and a tipping load of 3175 kg. Utilising a well-proven Stage V compliant 3.4 l Bobcat engine, producing 78 kW (105 HP) at 2600 RPM, the T86 can be configured for the first time with three different auxiliary functions.
There is a standard flow configuration providing 87 l/min for applications such as load and carry, or where low hydraulic flow attachments are used. Bobcat also offers two additional hydraulic performance functions using the new Electronic Displacement Control (EDC) Pump: a High Flow function giving 138 l/min and a new, industry unique Super Flow function taking auxiliary flow to 159 l/min. Typically, the Super Flow function increases productivity with like-for-like attachments by 15 to 20%.
Commenting on these new product introductions, John Christofides, Regional Sales Director, UK/Ireland, Nordics, Baltics and Eastern Europe for Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “Because job sites are becoming ever tighter on space, telehandlers must also become more compact and agile. We have designed the new Bobcat TL25.60 to not only meet this demand but to be the best compact machine on the market. The T86 is also an exceptional machine – the most powerful compact track loader we have ever built, providing even more versatility as both a tool carrier and a workhorse.”
Largest Loader Portfolio in the World
The T86 is part of what is now the largest loader portfolio of any manufacturer in the world. This will be ably demonstrated by Bobcat at Plantworx by the presence of both the L85 compact wheel loader in the Static area and the company’s L28 small articulated loader in the Demo area.
High performance is assured by the combination of the powerful Bobcat engine and the hydraulics in the L85. This is complemented by the high stability, breakout, push and pull forces and a comprehensive selection of Bobcat attachments. The L28 is ideal for a multitude of tasks in a very wide range of industries, offering high lift capacities in confined spaces, ease-of-use with simple intuitive controls and low ground disturbance for working on any terrain.
Ground Maintenance Equipment
Bobcat’s new line-up of innovative Ground Maintenance Equipment (GME) was on display for the first time at Plantworx. The GME range comprises compact tractors, zero-turn mowers and turf equipment, supplemented by the company’s existing mini track and small articulated loaders. Bobcat is offering three Compact Tractor platforms – the 1000, 2000 and 4000 series – which feature nine new models from 25 to 58 HP designed to meet the varying needs of customers in Europe.
Light Compaction Range
Compaction applications are a required part of numerous industries, and no construction site is complete without a soil and asphalt compactor. To meet this demand, Bobcat were showing the company‘s Light Compaction Product Line for the first time at Plantworx. Altogether, the Bobcat light compaction range comprises seven different product families and offers 37 models, from vibratory rammers weighing 29 kg up to 2.6 tonne tandem rollers.
Clean and Quiet Operations
The E19e that was shown by Bobcat at Plantworx is a new 2-tonne mini-excavator to supplement its ever-expanding range of electrically powered machines. The E19e – an electric version of Bobcat’s popular E19 internal-combustion (IC) model – offers zero emissions, low-noise operation and comparable levels of performance to its diesel-powered counterpart. With a width of just 98 cm, the new electric model is easy to operate in even the most confined workspaces, making it ideal for tasks such as demolition as well as outside applications that require quiet, zero-emission operations.
Top-of-the-range E88 Mini-Excavator
The E88 8 tonne Stage V compliant mini-excavator delivers outstanding performance from a compact dimension machine, superb operator comfort and excellent stability with high digging output. The proven Bobcat D24 Stage V 4-cylinder engine offers a maximum power output of 48.5 kW (65 HP) and ensures the highest performance and maximum reliability. To meet Stage V emission levels, the engine uses diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF), replacing selective catalytic reduction, to achieve maximum reliability, efficiency and environmental protection.
Other products in the Static area of the stand included the E10z, E17, E27z and E55z mini-excavators; the T36.120SL and T40.180SLP telehandlers, the T590 compact track loader and the S450 skid-steer loader.
Remote Operation Always at Your Fingertips
Installed on a T66 compact track loader, the MaxControl Remote Control system from Bobcat was demonstrated for the first time at Plantworx. MaxControl provides a vision of machine control of the future, by enabling operators to control Bobcat compact loaders remotely via an app, using an iPhone or iPad.
With MaxControl, owners of Bobcat loaders do not need the latest machines or costly hardware updates to enjoy remote control. The system is compatible with all Bobcat loaders with Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) dating as far back as 2004.
Large Choice of Attachments
Some of the latest developments in Bobcat attachments were on view at Plantworx. They included a new Heavy Duty Box Blade, aimed at both 2D and 3D grading applications. The new attachment offers a Plug & Play integrated solution, that can be installed on Bobcat loaders within a minute.
Suitable for use with most of the models in the Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loader ranges, the new HD Box Blade attachment saves time and money while producing a more accurate and higher precision finish grade, even on tough jobsites. The fingertip controls and user-friendly display on the Bobcat loaders also guarantee ease of operation.
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