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October 2007

New Bobcat V417 VersaHANDLER TTC First to Feature Bob-Tach System

WEST FARGO, N.D. — October 2007

Contractors in need of a versatile machine that can use a wide assortment of attachments can now look to the V417 VersaHandler® telescopic tool carrier (TTC) from Bobcat Company.

The Bobcat® V417 VersaHandler TTC is the fourth model in the VersaHandler line and the first to offer the Bob-Tach™ attachment mounting system. Select attachments for large-frame skid-steer loaders (S220 – S330), compact track loaders (T250 – T320) and all-wheel steer loaders (A300) are approved for use with the V417, perfect for customers who already own a large-frame loader and are looking to get the most out of the V417.

“Combining features of the Bobcat skid-steer loader and VersaHandler provides customers with the best of both worlds,” said Justin Schott, Bobcat Company product specialist. “One immediate advantage is the Bob-Tach mounting system on a telescoping boom that has a higher capacity, extended reach and greater lift height.”

The 10,648-pound V417 TTC is designed with residential builders, rental companies, landscapers and agricultural producers in mind. The V417 features a 75-hp turbocharged engine that packs a powerful punch in a frame that is only 72.5 inches wide. The 17 feet of lift height and 4,400-pound load capacity make it easy to lift, carry and place building materials or load and unload trucks.

A contractor can easily and quickly go from pick-and-place tasks to other jobsite duties using the standard-equipped Bob-Tach system, such as attaching an angle broom to sweep away dirt and debris, or a bucket for grading and backfilling.

Additionally, the V417 includes a universal joystick for precise control of attachment functions, boom extension and retraction, auxiliary hydraulics and boom float. For enhanced productivity, operators can set the boom to automatically follow the ground contour when backfilling or grading with the boom float feature.

The machine’s hydrostatic drive provides dynamic braking and maximum torque at ground contact with an inching pedal to momentarily maintain high rpm with slow travel speeds. For attachments that require high or full rpm while operating at a slow speed for long distances, the creep function comes standard, providing enhanced attachment control.

A standard cab enclosure with heating, ventilation and air conditioning system enables contractors to operate in comfort. A large cab opening offers easy entrance and exit, allowing even the biggest operators to quickly access the machine.

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Nearly 50 years ago, Bobcat introduced a compact front-end loader that became the world’s first skid-steer loader, later adopting the familiar “Bobcat” brand. Bobcat Company leads the world in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment, with more than 4,000 employees in plants and offices around the globe.

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QuickLook: V417 VersaHANDLER TTC

  • Standard-equipped Bob-Tach attachment mounting system
  • Ideal for residential builders, rental companies, landscapers and agricultural producers
  • Approved use of select attachments for large-frame skid-steer loaders (S220 – S330), compact track loaders (T250 – T320) and all-wheel steer loaders
  • 17-foot maximum lift height
  • 4,400-pound maximum load capacity
  • Hydrostatic transmission with shift-on-the-fly controls, inching pedal and dynamic braking system
  • Unitized frame design with full belly pan
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Side-mounted 75-hp turbo-charged engine for easier access to routine maintenance items