The T36120SL is one of the new generation machines from Bobcat

The T36120SL is one of the new generation machines from Bobcat

Bobcat’s new T35105, T35105L and T36120SL 10 to12m middle lift telescopic handlers have been introduced to replace the previous five models from the T35100 to the T35120SL.

The T35105, T35105L and T36120SL models are described as part of the new generation of telescopic handlers from Bobcat, which said the machines incorporated many of the improvements already seen in the TL360/TL470 (6 to 7m) and T40140/T40180 (14 to 18m) models launched over the last 18 months.

Olivier Traccucci, global senior product manager for telescopics, said the machines were very compact at 5m in length, with a turning circle of 3.76m. He said the “easy-to-use” stabilisers ensured that the full capabilities of the T36120SL could be used in the most confined working areas.

He added there was a minimal loss of reach when deploying stabilisers on the T36120SL.

Panoramic

The machines feature a new panoramic cab with a large parabolic windscreen, which is said to provide panoramic visibility especially when handling loads at height.

In the cab, there is a new dashboard with digital display and ergonomic controls including a joystick with integrated forward/reverse (FNR) control for improved productivity and safety.

They claim state-of-the-art electronics which allow smart machine management and monitoring of the main components for easier maintenance. Based around a 100 litres/m gear pump, the advanced hydraulics feature an active diagnostic system which Bobcat said ensured that in case of hydraulic failure, the machine always remained within safe limits.

Available in versions for markets with non-regulated or regulated emissions, the new telehandlers are powered by 74.5kW, 410Nm Perkins Stage IIIA or Deutz Stage IIIB diesel engines. The Deutz engines use a DOC (diesel oxidation catalyst)-only solution. Traccucci said it was “a clear choice” not to use a DPF (diesel particulate filter), describing the system as maintenance free, with no extra fuel burn required and no regeneration downtime.

The machines’ hydrostatic transmission allows a maximum travel speed of 30km/h, plus an inching function. The T36120SL incorporates both stabilisers and the frame-levelling system while the T35105L features the frame-levelling system.

For construction and rental applications, the new telescopic handlers feature an auxiliary hydraulic line and are supplied with a 1.12m-wide foldable pallet forks carriage with backrest and 1,200mm pallet forks as standard.

Traccucci said the rental market would be important for these machines and that they were easy to operate. “They are designed for the end customer,” he said, “but they are also simple enough for the rental market.”

Bobcat said an important safety feature was the Aggravating Movement Arrester (AMA) system, which cuts off all aggravating movements to ensure safe use within the working envelope, whatever the attachment used and the type of load (palletised or suspended) being lifted.

The T35105 and T35105L telescopic handlers both have a maximum lift capacity of 3.5 tonnes. There is a maximum lift height of 10.29m and a maximum forward reach of 6.88m.

The T36120SL telescopic handler has a maximum lift capacity of 3.6 tonnes. The working envelope has a maximum lift height of 11.87m and a maximum forward reach of 8.20m.

Semi-automatic

Semi-automatic wheel alignment provides automated assistance to the operator ensuring the wheels are always aligned when changing between the three steering modes of two-wheel, four-wheel or crabbing. Maximum Drive speed (creep mode) and auxiliary flow control are easily and precisely controlled via the joystick, said the company.

Bobcat, with 80% of its telehandler sales in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, is expecting to sell 1,350 units in 2014 – a rise of 16% on 2013 – with 48% in the construction market. Its telehandlers are built at its Pontchâteau factory in north west France.

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