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Bobcat telehandlers provide more capabilities for more applications

Four unique VersaHANDLER models are engineered for demanding applications


When you add up all the factors that make jobs go faster and easier, the all-round performance of the four VersaHandler® telescopic tool carriers is hard to beat. Whether you need the multi-attachment capabilities of the V417, the compact size of the V518, the lift height of the V638 or the rated load capacity of the V723, there is sure to be a machine that is just right for your job requirements.

Lift more, reach higher

Whenever you have a job that requires lifting and placing, there's a Bobcat® telehandler that has the capability to handle the load. Rated lift capacities range from 4,400 to 7,000 pounds, with maximum lift heights from 17 to 38 feet. The extendable, low-profile boom allows you to operate within a variable range of lift heights and reach lengths to achieve superior jobsite productivity.

Attachment options

The V518, V638 and V723 have a hydraulic quick-tach system and the V417 has the familiar Bob-Tach™ attachment mounting system, which allows it to use many Bobcat loader attachments. Both options make hooking up and disconnecting attachments quick, easy and secure. And when it comes to attachments, there are more than 20 approved for use with the Bobcat telehandlers. The wide range of attachments is key to the versatility of the telehandlers.

Steering choices

Bobcat telehandlers offer best-in-class maneuverability with proportional-flow power steering and three steering modes. Use all-wheel steer for quick, tight turns. Crab steer allows for side-to-side positioning. For driving up to 18 mph in open areas, use front-wheel steer. The hydrostatic transmission enables you to shift on the fly between high and low drive speed.

Easy-to-use controls

The controls for Bobcat telehandlers are easy to use and enable operators to maintain their productivity. A single loader-style hydraulic joystick operates the boom and attachment functions. To extend the telehandler's boom or operate the auxiliary functions, simply push the variable-control thumbnails on the joystick. For forward or reverse direction, and high or low settings, a single shuttle lever is provided. Another single lever gives operators access to turn signals, the horn and high-beam road lights.

Comfortable cab

A standard suspension seat in a roomy cab that is more than 36 inches wide provides an excellent work environment. Add an optional fully-enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning for even more comfort. Operators have excellent visibility from the cab to the attachment and work area, thanks to a low-mount boom and an overall low-machine profile.

Safety training

Learn how to properly operate a Bobcat telehandler with the VersaHandler Operator Safety Training Course. The training course includes detailed safety information about operating — before, during and after — and maintaining the machine. Additionally, Bobcat offers a 10-minute safety video on that is a good resource for new users. Visit a Bobcat dealer near you to obtain the training course or order it from the Bobcat Store.

Whether you need a machine for digging, loading, grading, handling and placing material, removing snow, sweeping or other applications, your Bobcat dealer has a telehandler that's ready to go to work.

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