Bobcat launches new generation of telehandlersPublished 8/7, 2021 at 17:44
Bobcat is launching the new generation ‘R-Series’ telehandler range of 12 models with Stage V engines.
The new telehandlers cover lifting heights from 6m to 18m with maximum lifting capacities between 2.6t and 4.1t. This is the latest phase in Bobcat’s ‘Next is Now’ programme, combining innovative product development and diversification with more intelligent, user friendly technologies and services that reshape how work gets done.
The new R-Series range of telehandlers comprises of compact telescopic loaders - TL26.60, TL30.60 and TL30.70; middle range telehandlers - TL35.70, T35.105, T35.105L and T36.120SL and high lift telehandlers - T35.130S, T35.130SLP, T35.140S, T41.140SLP and T40.180SLP. Gustavo Otero, president, Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “Bobcat telehandlers are popular all around the world. We want to further improve our presence and accelerate our growth in the construction market with this new generation. Leveraging from the ease of use, safety and reliability of our equipment, we aim to be present on every job site, where this kind of equipment is needed.”
Commenting on the R-Series launch, Otero added: “Telehandlers are a fundamental asset of our business strategy and key pillar of our Next is Now initiative. Our new ground breaking R-Series range offers high performance, robust machines for maximum uptime with a focus on accurate controls and intuitive operation for tackling any job on the construction site. With these new models and the increased investment in our telehandler business, we are aiming to double the production of Bobcat telehandlers by 2025.”
The new R-Series telehandlers offer agility, with a newly configured transmission system providing enhanced smoothness to carry out the trickiest jobs at height with surgical precision. These operations are also facilitated by the combination of the ‘Boom Positioning System’, the new updated, joystick, the inching function and the improved visibility from the cab. An enhanced inching pedal design is easier to use and reduces fatigue. A higher engine brake provides a shorter stop distance and increases safety on construction sites. The new telehandlers also feature a new cab with and a new engine hood with a steeper profile that increases visibility and reduces blind spots. Together with the new dashboard design, this provides excellent unobstructed visibility from the cab, allowing the driver to move around the job site with ease and minimise accidents or mistakes.
Access to the engine compartment has also been improved, enabling easier maintenance. Under the hood, R-Series telehandlers are powered by new upgraded versions of the Bobcat D34 Stage V engine, utilising DPF after treatment, which is automatically regenerated with no impact on performance and no disturbance for operators. They are also connected via Bobcat’s new ‘Machine IQ’ telematics system further enhancing the efficiency of the ownership experience. For lesser regulated markets, the proven Perkins Stage IIIA engine provides high power and the simplicity of its mechanical injection system.
Quentin D’Hérouël, product manager for telehandlers at Doosan Bobcat, concluded: “As with all new Bobcat telehandlers, the R-Series offers customers peace of mind with a three year warranty (or 3,000h) on the entire machine as standard from the factory. Bobcat is the only manufacturer to provide a three year warranty as standard, allowing customers to focus entirely on growing their business without worrying about their machines. And with regards to the cab interior, we’re now the leaders in the field.”