Into Africa for Bobcat backhoe loaders
By Steve Ducker31 March 2016
Bobcat has launched a range of backhoe loaders for sale in the Middle East and Africa.
Comprising four models – the B700, B730, B750 and B780 – the new Bobcat range offers a choice of different specifications for diverse applications, including demolition.
All four models are powered by the Perkins 1104C-44T 4.4 l engine with direct fuel injection and a best-in-class output of 74.5 kW (100 hp) of power at 2,200 rpm and maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1,350 rpm.
This means they can meet demanding applications while delivering low operating costs due to low fuel or oil consumption.
The models have an open centre hydraulic system and are equipped with tandem gear pumps with high flow capacities of 136 l/min in the B700 and 154 l/min in the B730, B750 and B780 models, respectively.
An unloader valve is featured as standard on all the models as is the electrohydraulic differential lock, with a limited slip differential being used on the B730 and B750 models.