Bobcat Goes Electric and Innovates on All Fronts

Posted: 11 April 2019

At Bauma 2019, the Bobcat stand is the company’s largest ever full-liner display at the show, providing an exciting blend of new products and technology being presented for the first time. The stand shows solutions in every customer sector from earthmoving, roadwork, rental and demolition to material handling and landscaping.

Covering an impressive space in excess of 2500 m2 with thirty machines on display, visitors can see the spectacular live show Bobcat is famed for, featuring machine stunts and providing an introduction to new Bobcat products. A prominent feature is a wall with a large composite Bobcat image made up of over 26,000 pictures with over 100 kinds of attachments presenting one of the widest portfolios on the market. The stand also includes areas dedicated to the company’s enhanced aftermarket parts and services as well as financing solutions.

The main event at Bauma for Bobcat is the launch of the new E10e Electric Mini-Excavator, the industry's first commercially available fully electric, zero tail swing mini-excavator in the one tonne class. The E10e stars in the live demo as does the company’s new advanced Remote Control System for Bobcat compact loaders, one of a number of new attachments on show, including a new range of flail mowers for Bobcat mini-excavators.

As well as the E10e, there is a full display of Bobcat mini-excavators including the first appearance at Bauma of the new R-Series models from 2-4 tonne. Bobcat is also exhibiting several new telehandlers and compact loaders for the first time at Bauma.

Meeting Customer Demand for Emission Free Indoor Work Solution

The new E10e mini-excavator answers a customer need for a zero emission and low noise tool for indoor work. The design of the battery-powered E10e is based on Bobcat’s conventional E10z mini-excavator, the market leader in the 1 tonne class.

With its zero tail swing profile, no emissions, a low noise operation and a width of just 71 cm, the new E10e can easily pass through standard doors and in and out of lifts, making it ideal for indoor applications such as demolition and basement construction. In addition, by coupling the E10e to an optional external Bobcat super-charger while operators are on normal work breaks, the E10e can operate for a typical full working day. (Please see separate E10e story in the press pack).

New Remote Control Launch for Bobcat Loaders

Bobcat is the first manufacturer to introduce a Remote Control System as original ‘Plug&Play’ equipment rather than offering an add-on development from a third party. It is compatible with Bobcat compact loaders equipped with the company’s Selectable Joystick Controls. The new system will be commercially available later this year.

Applications are numerous including those in potentially dangerous construction and demolition environments; bumpy, uneven terrain or steep slopes that are uncomfortable to work on for long periods; work sites with limited space such as process plants and dock side areas dealing with noxious chemicals and many others.

The new plug and play system comprises an easily portable and industrial radio remote control solution that can be mounted and dismounted on machines in a matter of minutes, leaving behind the standard machine in its original form. Being able to control the loader from outside the cab offers the operator a completely new and alternative opportunity in terms of visibility and communication. (Please see the dedicated Remote Control System press release in the press pack).

Bobcat Attachment Portfolio Expands at Bauma

As well as the first showing of the new Remote Control System, other new attachments include the SL FM 85, part of a new line of self-levelling flail mower attachments for Bobcat mini-excavators. The range initially comprises two models – the SL FM 60 and SL FM 85 – compatible with the E17 to E35z 1.7-3.5 tonne mini-excavators.

A unique feature on the new flail mowers is a drum braking circuit that stops the attachment within 12 seconds. For extra safety, the flail mowers are also equipped with resistant guards to divert debris (please see press pack).

Also being shown for the first time at Bauma, the new WS-SL20 Wheel Saw is designed to cut efficiently through asphalt, rock and concrete surfaces. It has a variable segments wheel, which allows the user to quickly change the width of the wheel (50, 80, 100, 120 mm) in the field, instead of replacing the complete wheel in a workshop, a saving of 10 hours in the process.

The PSL120 is one of two new model sizes that has expanded the success of Bobcat’s portfolio of self-levelling planer attachments. The PSL50 (50 cm width) and PSL120 (120 cm width) planers are designed for use with Bobcat high flow compact loaders.

R-Series: Innovative E26 Cylinder-Inside-Boom Excavator

Comprising five models (E26, E27z, E27, E34 and E35z) from 2-4 tonne, the new R-Series mini-excavators offer the best combination of high digging forces, outstanding stability and precise controllability in this category. In addition, the lower weight of the machines makes transportation easier.

The E26 mini-excavator is the first machine on the market with the unique and patented Cylinder-Inside-Boom (CIB) feature specifically engineered as a solution for a common problem in the rental industry, by providing strong, innovative protection for the boom cylinder.

Rental machines are often used by operators with little experience, leading to misuse and lack of maintenance that can result in irreparable damage and unrecoverable costs for rental companies. The CIB feature aims to overcome what has been one of the weakest points in any mini-excavator - the vulnerability of the boom cylinder to damage such as colliding with the sides of trucks and other vehicles when loading materials.

Even with its optional heavy counterweight, the conventional swing E27 model offers just 280 mm of tail overhang which allows the machine to be operated in confined spaces. As a true Zero House Swing (ZHS) machine, the E27z offers the highest flexibility of movements when working close to walls, coupled with best-in-class 360-degree stability and a low weight for easy transportation.

The 3.4 tonne E34 features a new roomy premium cab with optional powerful air conditioning to ensure an ideal operator environment in all weather conditions. In the 3.5 tonne E35z, the ZHS functionality again provides the peace-of-mind of 320° of free rotation when working close to walls and other obstructions, without sacrificing on operator comfort or performance.

New TL43.80HF ‘Waste Expert’ and TL30.70 Telehandlers

In the Material Handling zone on the Bobcat stand, the company is showing the exclusive product review, the new high performance Bobcat TL43.80HF model equipped with the ‘Waste Expert’ package for the first time. The TL43.80HF offers a high lift capacity of 4.3 tonne and a maximum lift height of almost 8 m, for handling applications in general industry and recycling. It is also ideal for farming work.

The TL43.80HF is designed with a heavy duty concept comprising reinforced axles, an additional counterweight and Z-bar kinematics which together give an outstanding range of motion and extra break-out force, combined with the fastest boom movement available in this market. Designed for typical recycling applications, the Waste Expert version has extra features such as a steel tank and protection for the lights, reinforced heavy duty axles and solid tyres.

Bobcat’s TL30.70 compact telehandler is also a newcomer to Bauma. The TL30.70 provides a maximum lift capacity of 3 tonne and a maximum lift height of nearly 7 m, for a wide range of applications found in the construction and rental industries. The compact width of 2.1 m in the TL30.70 ensures it provides a cost effective format in the 7 m class.

Bobcat Introducing 5 Year Warranty for Extra Peace of Mind

The world premier five-year warranty available in Bobcat’s ‘Protection Plus’ programme is being presented in combination with the BobCARE maintenance plan. This unique warranty offers new protection for customers’ investments. Reduced downtime and greater confidence in repair quality thanks to the service provided by certified engineers, leads to enhanced security, maximum productivity and increased residual values for Bobcat machines and attachments.

Bobcat Loaders Excel Again in 2019 LCO Awards

Posted: 31 May 2019

The company’s T590 compact track loader is the latest model in the Bobcat range to win a Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award. The T590 was the victor in the 2019 LCO Award for the Loaders Compact Track category, which last year was won by the Bobcat MT55 mini track loader. The Bobcat S70 skid-steer loader also triumphed in the 2019 LCO Awards, winning the Skid Steer Loaders Small category for the second year in a row.

The LCO Awards are the industry’s only accolade of their kind, based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment. They are organised by EquipmentWatch, a world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry. Nominees are recognised within 15 different categories of machine that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five year span.

Total cost of ownership is one of the most important aspects that buyers take into account when they purchase equipment. The awards won by the T590 and S70 are a testament to the reputation for high performance, quality and reliability that the Bobcat range of compact loaders, mini-excavators, telehandlers and attachments has established over the last 60 years.

Commenting on Bobcat’s success in the LCO Awards, Jiri Karmazin, Loaders Product Manager Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “We are delighted to win these awards again. They demonstrate why even after more than 60 years, the Bobcat compact loader range continues to be the market leader, so that one in every two skid-steer loaders sold today is still a Bobcat machine. It is our commitment to outstanding quality, workmanship and innovation that has helped to maintain our market leadership.”

The Bobcat T590 and S70 Compact Loaders

The T590 compact track loader has an operating weight of 3548 kg, a rated operating capacity (ISO 14397-1) of 971 kg and a tipping load (ISO 14397-1) of 2774 kg. A particular aspect of Bobcat compact track loaders like the T590 is the excellent ground-hugging abilities and stability offered by the tracks for work in harsh, wet conditions and for utilities and road maintenance with Bobcat planer and wheel saw attachments.

The S70 is the smallest model in the Bobcat skid-steer loader range. With a width of 901 mm, a height of 1814 mm, an overall length with standard bucket of 2472 mm and an operating weight of only 1268 kg, the S70 skid-steer loader ticks all the boxes for compactness, transportability and manoeuvrability. With its small dimensions, the S70 model can access sites with narrow openings such as gates, alleys or aisles. The S70 is ideal for work in tight areas where larger machines cannot manoeuvre effectively.

The T590 and S70, like all Bobcat compact loaders, are equipped with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting system, allowing them to be combined quickly and safely with a very wide choice of Bobcat attachments, delivering versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of different applications.


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