New version of Bobcat S450 for MEAPublished 14/11 at 14:53
Bobcat has launched an enhanced version of the company’s S450 M-Series skid steer loader for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), offering a new control option for the first time in this model.
The updated S450 model also comes with the 2.4l mechanical engine already in use in the larger Bobcat S510 and S530 models. The new S450 aims to build on Bobcat’s track record for developing reliable equipment.
Gaby Rhayem, regional director for the Middle East and Africa at Bobcat said: “The new S450 is designed to further strengthen its unrivalled number one position in its own class and in the MEA compact loader market overall, where the company has a market share of over 50%, reaching as high as 80% in some MEA countries. As well as being the most popular skid steer loader in the region, the S450 is far and away the most reliable and as a result has the highest resale value on the market. A used S450 with four years / 4,000h on the clock will typically sell for 60% of the original price, representing an unbeatable return on investment for our customers.”
The updated S450 model now offers a ‘Joystick Controls’ option for the first time in the standard cab version of the machine. The Joystick Controls generally allow new or younger generation operators to learn to operate the control patterns more quickly as they find them easier to handle than traditional manual controls. Another novel option for MEA in the new S450 is the availability of the ‘Bucket Position’ option in the standard cab version. Bobcat also offers the option of air conditioning in the cab in the new S450, a unique feature in this size of machine in MEA.
To better optimise tyres for applications, and to improve running costs, Bobcat also offers a full range of tyres for the S450, including the option of ‘Versatile Duty Tyres’ for the first time on this model. With their bi-directional design, Versatile Duty Tyres can be used on most common mixed surfaces, improving lifetime significantly.