Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bobcat: New telehandlers to make Lamma Show debut

By WniF editors

A new range of Stage IV compliant telescopic loaders for the agricultural sector will be shown for the first time on the Doosan Bobcat stand at Lamma 2017, taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, from January 18-19, 2017.

Backed by a three-year warranty as standard, the new machines are manufactured at the company’s plant at Pontchâteau, France, and comprise five models covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6t and 3.8t, with lifting heights from 6.0m to 7.0m. They’re designated using a new naming system showing lifting capacity/lifting height performance at a glance: there are the TL26.60 and TL30.60 compact Productivity models, and the TL35.70, TL34.65HF (pictured above) and TL38.70HF Productivity and High Flow models.

The majority of the machines are also available as Agri versions, with a number of additional features providing higher comfort and productivity to meet most farming requirements.

The new telescopic loaders are powered by a Bobcat D34 Stage IV compliant diesel engine developed and manufactured in-house for use in the new range, resulting in optimised performance throughout. The compactness of the D34 engine and a new-styled low-profile engine hood improve visibility on the engine side.

The TL34.65HF is a brand new high-productivity model providing a maximum lift capacity of 3.4t at the maximum lift height of 6.42m. In this model, HF/High Flow Technology, also available on the TL38.70HF model, offers outstanding hydraulic capabilities and performance with a class-leading 190 lit/min load-sensing pump (150 lit/min at the auxiliary line) and flow sharing distributor. This allows the operator to work at significantly lower speeds, consume less fuel and benefit from remarkably shorter working cycles. To prevent unnecessary oil heating and power loss, the load-sensing pump supplies oil only when hydraulic power is required. If required, the full oil volume is available immediately, thanks to the Quick start system.

Other important performance aspects of the new range include:

The TL26.60 and TL30.60 are available with two different overall machine heights with a cab that 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, which replaces the TL470, there’s an improved load chart providing an additional 500kg (now 3,500kg) of lifting capacity at the maximum lifting height of 6.97m.

On the TL38.70HF, which replaces the TL470HF, there’s an improved load chart providing a 300kg increase (to 3,800kg) in the rated lifting capacity.

The top-of-the-range T38.70 has a 130hp engine and offers a 3,800kg load capacity and a 7.0m lift height.

New Features

All the models offer new features providing higher comfort and productivity. These include:

  • Power lift – an efficient lifting technology that optimises the use of hydraulic flows between telescopic boom cylinders to increase the lifting capacity.
  • Automatic Parking brake – for enhanced safety and operator convenience.
  • Automatic Fan inverter – whereby a cycle time can be set for cleaning radiators and the air intake grill; a simple way to maintain efficient cooling.
  • Boom Cushion Retract – this automatically slows down the boom speed when the boom is nearly fully retracted or at min/max angles, increasing safety and operator confidence.
  • High Comfort Air Suspension Seat – this includes longitudinal and low frequency suspensions. Many adjustments are available to allow the operator to find the most comfortable drive position.

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.

Another standard feature is the ECO mode that maintains optimum hydraulic performance without using the engine’s full power, adjusting the main machine features to produce a balance between top performance and providing the best performance/fuel consumption ratio.

Model line-up

 TL26.60
Maximum lifting capacity: 2,600kg
Maximum lift height (24-inch tyres): 5,890mm
Maximum horizontal reach: 3,010mm
Maximum travel speed: 40km/hr (option)
Engine power: Bobcat, 75hp or 100hp; Perkins, 100hp

 TL30.60
Maximum lifting capacity: 3,000kg
Maximum lift height (24-inch tyres): 5,890mm
Maximum horizontal reach: 3,010mm
Maximum travel speed: 40km/hr (option)
Engine powers: Bobcat, 75hp or 100hp; Perkins, 100hp

TL34.65HF
Maximum lifting capacity: 3,400kg
Maximum lift height (24-inch tyres): 6,415mm
Maximum horizontal reach: 3,282mm
Maximum travel speed: 40km/hr (option)
Engine power: Bobcat, 130hp

TL35.70
Maximum lifting capacity: 3,500kg
Maximum lift height (24-inch tyres): 6,975mm
Maximum horizontal reach: 3,915mm
Maximum travel speed: 40km/hr (option)
Engine powers: Bobcat, 100hp; Perkins, 100hp

TL38.70HF
Maximum lifting capacity: 3,800kg
Maximum lift height (24-inch tyres): 6,975mm
Maximum horizontal reach: 3,915mm
Maximum travel speed: 40km/hr (option)
Engine powers: Bobcat, 130hp; Perkins, 130hp

For more information visit: www.bobcat.com.

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