Bobcat has launched a range of backhoe loaders for sale in markets in the Middle East and Africa. Comprising four models – the B700, B730, B750 and B780 – the Bobcat backhoe loader range offers a choice of different specifications for diverse applications in construction, utility, rental, roadworks, demolition, excavation, landscaping and agriculture.
All four models are powered by the Perkins 1104C-44T 4,4 l engine with direct fuel injection producing 74,5 kW (100 hp) of power at 2 200 rpm and maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1 350 rpm, while delivering low operating costs due to low fuel/oil consumption.
All the models have an open centre hydraulic system and are equipped with bike gear pumps with high flow capacities of 136 l/min in the B700 and 154 l/min in the B730, B750 and B780 models, respectively.
An unloader valve is featured as standard on all the models as is the electrohydraulic differential lock, with a limited slip differential being used on the B730 and B750 models.
The backhoe loaders provide a spacious and comfortable operator environment – the B700 and B730 offer a choice of an open canopy or an enclosed cab, while the B750 and B780 are all equipped as standard with an enclosed cab.
The cab is easy to enter and exit; has a fully adjustable operator’s seat with all the controls within close reach, leading to less fatigue through greater comfort and more productivity.
The B700 includes many of the B730 – driven via a synchroshuttle transmission; it has ‘Cab and Canopy’ and ‘2WD or 4WD’ options; and it has a single loader bucket cylinder with a full cylinder diameter to increase breakout force and reduce maintenance costs with fewer hoses and fittings.
The B730 is driven through a standard powershift transmission, and controlled by mechanical levers – the model is equipped with 18 inch front tyres and has 2-wheel steer. Double loader bucket cylinders provide superior breakout force and reduce maintenance costs by using a bolt type cylinder head design.
The B750 has the same features as the B730, except for 20 inch front tyres and a hydraulic joystick control system.
The B780 has the same features as the B750 and is driven through a standard auto powershift transmission, producing a highly manoeuvrable, 4 equal-sized wheel backhoe loader that can be steered using three different modes: 2-wheel steer, 4-wheel steer and crab steer.