Bobcat Loaders Win Lowest Cost of Ownership AwardsPublished 18/12, 2017 at 16:25
The Bobcat S70 skid-steer loader and MT55 mini-track loader have won Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards in their respective categories as part of a new annual series of awards organized by EquipmentWatch, a world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry.
The Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards are the industry’s only accolade of its kind, based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment. Nominees were recognized within 15 different categories of machine that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span. The S70 won the Lowest Cost of Ownership Award in the category entitled Skid Steer Loaders and the MT55 was the winner in the Loaders Compact Track category.
The S70 skid-steer loader is the smallest model in the Bobcat skid-steer loader range, with a width of 901mm, a height of 1,814mm, an overall length with standard bucket of 2,472 mm, and an operating weight of 1,268 kg. Its rated operating capacity is 343kg.
The S70 model can access sites with narrow openings and is ideal for work in tight areas. It provides a versatile and compact solution for rental fleets, demolition, construction, landscaping, farming and general material-handling applications.
The MT55 mini-track loader is ideal for mechanizing manual work in confined and limited access areas where it is not possible to use larger machines. With an overall width with bucket of just 903mm, length with bucket of 2,365mm and height of 1,246mm, the MT55 is ideal for digging, loading and clean-up applications.
The MT55 features an all hydrostatic transmission and track drive system. The rubber track undercarriage distributes the loader’s operating weight of 1,186kg over a large area to reduce ground pressure. The C-Pattern tracks provide excellent traction and flotation for digging and other applications.
Thanks to more than 20 attachments, its compact size, low ground pressure, and manoeuvrability, the MT55 is an ideal machine for the equipment rental industry, as well as landscape contractors, eliminating much of the hand labour normally found in earthmoving and fencing applications.