Bobcat’s new telehandlers and tracked loaders
By Thomas Allen15 June 2020
Bobcat has launched 11 new Stage V-compliant telehandlers and two new Stage V versions of its M-Series T450 and T590 compact tracked loaders.
The telehandlers are powered by Bobcat’s D34 engine, while the loaders are fitted with Bobcat’s D24 engine.
The new telehandlers, with lifting capacities ranging from 2.6 to 4.1 tonnes and lifting heights from 6 to 18m, are divided into four categories: the TL26.60, TL30.60 and TL30.70 are compact models; the T35.105, T35.105L and T36.120SL are mid-range telehandlers; the T35.130S and T35.140S are targeted at the rental industry; and the T35.130SLP, T41.140SLP and T40.180SLP are high-lift machines.
The 56kW (75hp) D34 engine powering these telehandlers has a new diesel particulate filter (DPF) aftertreatment system that does not use selective catalytic reduction (SCR), removing the need for AdBlue. Also, DPF regeneration is performed automatically.
Quentin D’Hérouël, Product Manager Telehandlers at Doosan Bobcat, said, “The 75hp engine is mainly used by construction and rental companies in the United Kingdom, Italy and Benelux owing to its competitive price and simplicity, whilst still providing plenty of power to tackle all applications on the jobsite.”
The engine was said by the company to offer an average of 7% lower fuel consumption and 14% higher torque than the previous Stage IV engine.
The Stage V telehandlers have a new engine hood with a steeper profile for enhanced visibility. It was said to reduce blind spots on the right-hand side of the machine by 15%.
Access to the engine compartment has been improved for easier maintenance, and the cylinders on the boom are covered to protect the electrical and hydraulic components.
In 2021, Bobcat plans to launch a new generation of Stage V telescopic handlers powered by 74.5kW and 97kW versions of the D34 engine.
Meanwhile, the new T450 and T590 Stage V compact tracked loaders are powered by Bobcat’s D24 engine.
The T450 weighs just under 3 tonnes and has radial lift, whereas the T590 weighs just over 3.6 tonnes and has vertical lift.
These models follow on from the recently launched Bobcat M-Series S450, S510 and S530 Stage V skid-steer loaders.
These M-Series loaders are among the first models in the Bobcat compact equipment range in Europe to have the company’s new machine styling scheme.
Jiri Karmazin, Product Manager Loaders at Doosan Bobcat, said, “Like the S450, S510 and S530 models, skilful design work by our engineering team has ensured that even with the Bobcat Stage V engine incorporated, the same small dimensions and lift arm patterns are maintained on the new versions of the T450 and T590 compact track loaders.
“This ensures a truly compact size and low weight, so they can work and manoeuvre easily in tight spaces and can be easily transported.”
The first engine oil service interval has been extended to 500 hours, and improved fuel filtration means less frequent filter replacements.
The new Stage V loaders now feature the previously optional Deluxe control panel as standard, offering a choice of different languages and telematics to protect the machines and to monitor their performance.