New ‘R-Series’Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:16
Bobcat has launched the new R-Series Stage V compact loaders consisting of the S66 and S76 skid steer loaders and the T66 and T76 compact track loaders.
To ensure optimum performance and comfort, the stability of both types of new loaders has been further improved with longer wheelbases and track footprints compared to the previous generation machines. The higher stability combined with enhanced efficiency from the hydraulics provides leading push and breakout forces and increased lift capacity, resulting in higher productivity even on the toughest jobs. Longer wheelbases and tracks also ensure a smoother ride with the new T66 and T76 compact track loaders having a solid undercarriage system as standard with an optional ‘5-Link’ torsion suspension undercarriage is available for rough terrain.
All R-Series machines come as standard with a fully enclosed one piece deluxe cab with HVAC, display unit and an LED lighting system. Available options include the ‘Clear Side’ cab, which has mesh free side screens to aid visibility, a rear view camera that connects to both the standard and the optional touch display, as well as the ‘Premium’ LED light package. The standard suspension seat can be replaced with a cloth heated air ride seat option.
Advanced controls as standard
The new loaders feature a variety of performance, comfort and visibility enhancements to help provide customers with increased productivity. As a result, many previous options are now built into as standard features. Based on easy to use low effort joysticks, the user is able to enjoy exclusive features and fingertip switches. This automatically configures the loaders as tool carriers for working all day with a selection of Bobcat attachments, as well as providing increased operator comfort and control. Customisable features include speed management, drift control and the ability to change the set up on the sensitivity of the joysticks.
Through the ‘SJC’ system, the R-Series loaders utilise the ‘Attachment Control Device’ (ACD) system as standard. Using ‘Can-Bus’ communication to recognise the attachment on the machine, the ACD system automatically sets up the joystick controls and the output flow to ensure the best performance when using attachments on the new loaders. Through the availability of ‘High-Flow’ hydraulics as standard, the versatility of the machines is expanded, allowing them to be used with advanced higher flow attachments such as planers and wheel saws.
Maximum durability and uptime
The R-series loaders are built to be tough with the new cast steel structures in the loader arms being said to be 20% stronger, allowing the use of narrower profiles in key areas such as the front knuckle, improving the visibility of the attachments and work area without sacrificing any durability. The lift height has also been increased so it is easier to dump loads into high sided trucks. The new cast steel ‘Bob-Tach’ attachment mounting system is supplied in manual operating mode as standard with a ‘Power Bob-Tach’ option. Finally a redesigned cooling system benefits from an optional auto reversing fan to further increase cooling system reliability and efficiency in tough conditions.