Bobcat, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of farm and construction equipment, has launched its new range of rigid frame telehandlers for the building sector and the rental industries.
Backed by a three-year warranty as standard, these new-generation telehandlers are available in versions for markets with non-regulated emissions such as the Middle East and Africa (MEA), where high performance is ensured by Perkins Stage IIIA/Tier Three diesel engines, providing plenty of power and torque even in the most difficult ground conditions.
Manufactured at the company’s plant at Pontchâteau (Loire Atlantique) in France, Bobcat now offers a choice of 11 new telehandler models for the construction/rental markets covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.1 tonnes with lifting heights from 6 to 18 m, said a statement from the company.
These products are designated using a new naming system showing lifting capacity/lifting height performance at a glance such as:
*The TL26.60 and TL30.60 – compact telescopic loaders
*The TL35.70, T35.105, T35.105L and T36.120SL – middle lift telehandlers
*The T35.130S and T35.140S – rental industry- oriented telehandlers
*The T35.130SLP, T41.140SLP and T40.180SLP – high lift telehandlers
These products also incorporate several new features such as an automatic parking brake with an intuitive operation similar to those used in the automotive industry, providing greater safety and control.
As well as the automatic parking brake, the advanced features include an optional air dual suspension seat, an optional auto fan inversion, a rotating beacon/back-up alarm as standard and cushion retract on the three TL models, it stated.
According to Bobcat, the new optional fan system with automatic inversion is electronically-controlled to adjust rotation speed depending on the temperature, which results in energy savings.
From their comfortable mechanical or air suspension seat, operators are provided with an ergonomic array of machine controls all within easy reach and including a forward/reverse (FNR) control button on the joystick; a digital display; an adjustable steering wheel and an integrated airflow solution.
Other important performance aspects of the new range include:
On the TL26.60 and TL30.60, these are available with two different overall machine heights with a cab which can be mounted in two different ways – in a low position that results in the very low 2.1 m height or a higher position to optimise visibility.
On the TL35.70, replacing the TL470, there is an improved load chart providing an additional 500 kg (3,500 kg) of lifting capacity at the maximum lifting height (6.97 m).
There are also a number of tried-and-tested smart operating features still offered as standard:
SMS (Speed Management System), which allows the travel speed to be adjusted independently of the engine speed.
SHS (Smart Handling System), which allows the speed of the boom movements (lifting, telescoping and tilting) to be adjusted, depending on the type of work being carried out.
AFM (Auxiliary Flow Management), which allows the hydraulic output to be adjusted to match attachment requirements and to set a continuous flow.
FCS (Fast Connect System), which provides quick and easy interchange of hydraulic attachments via an integrated pressure-release system.
Part of Doosan group of South Korea, Bobcat sells skid-steer loaders, compact excavators, compact utility vehicles, compact tractors, and other small hydraulic equipment under its brand name