Four-machine range for waste and recycling applications launched after positive feedback on Bauma prototype
Bobcat has launched a new ‘Waste Expert’ range of telescopic loaders, introducing a new, dedicated material handling solution for the waste and recycling markets.
A statement from the Doosan-owned compact equipment specialist said the decision to offer the new range was taken based on the warm reception that a prototype ‘Waste Expert’ machine based on Bobcat’s TL43.80HF telehandler received at Bauma in April.
As a result of the interest in the prototype at the construction industry triennial in Munich, Bobcat has decided to offer four of its current productivity and high-flow telescopic loaders – the TL35.70, TL34.65HF, TL38.70HF and TL43.80HF – as new ‘Waste Expert’ machines, all powered by Bobcat Stage IV 100 or 130hp engines. These new Waste Expert telescopic loaders offer lifting capacities of 3.4-4.3t and lifting heights of 6.5-8m.
According to Bobcat, its telescopic loaders are already well proven in the market as sturdy, efficient and easy-to-operate machines, which are essential features for working in the intensive industrial applications found in the waste management and materials recycling industries.
Olivier Traccucci, Bobcat telehandler senior product manager, said: “Waste and recycling businesses need versatile machines that can handle a large variety of tasks, manoeuvre well in tight spaces and provide maximum efficiency in full safety throughout the working day. With the toughest design on the market, impressive bucket breakout forces, efficient cooling systems, a low centre of gravity and a long wheelbase to enhance stability and lift capacity, our new Waste Expert telescopic loaders are ideally suited for the waste and recycling markets.
“Like all our machines, the new Waste Expert telescopic loaders are made for the hardest jobs, whilst still providing all the agility and versatility any application would require. In the HF models, the very robust machine build is combined with high flow capability for unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity.”
Keeping in mind the tough working environments in the waste and recycling segment, Bobcat says it has upped the robustness of the new machines with heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles and additional reinforced protection.
They also incorporate extra-large boom heads, high tensile steel booms, boom cushioning and protected hydraulic rams under and inside the booms. Like all Bobcat telescopic loaders, the Waste Expert machines have a box welded frame to meet heavy duty cycles and offer high ground clearance, with a bottom plate along the entire length to protect vital parts.
In addition, the new Waste Expert models are equipped with additional features for working in harsh conditions, including a protective grill for the windshield and roof, protection for the work and road lights, extra protection for the fuel and oil tanks, Inner boom dust protection, tilt cylinder protection, an FNR control on the joystick and steering wheel lever, an auto fan inverter, an extinguisher and a white noise back-up alarm.
To provide maximum visibility from the cab for operator and job-site safety the new machines have all-round panoramic visibility with a Patented Asymmetric Cab with ROPS/FOPS Level 2 protection and a pillar-less rear window.
Bobcat also offers several tyre options for different surfaces, including the Michelin 460/70R24 BIBLOAD steel-fortified tyre with a diamond tread pattern for more resistance to wear and tear along with a smooth ride; and the Nokian 480/65R24 Tri Steel tyre for waste handling and recycling facilities and industrial use requiring enhanced puncture resistance. The third alternative is the new Camso TLH 792S 13 R24, an extreme-duty solid tyre with optimised stability, delivering flat-free operation. Equipped with this tyre, the machines have a maximum drive speed held at 15kmh and feature reinforced heavy-duty axles.