A new range of five telescopic loaders has been launched by French company Bobcat.
The machines are manufactured at the company's plant at PontchÃ¢teau and have maximum lifting capacities between 2.6-3.8 tonnes with lifting heights from 6-7m.
A new naming system shows lifting capacity and lifting height performance at a glance:
TL26.60 and TL30.60 are compact productivity models offering lifting capacity of 2.6t and 3.0t respectively and each with a maximum lifting height of 6m.
TL35.70, TL34.65HF and TL38.70HF make up the range, the HF reference indicating high flow models
The majority of the models are also available as AGRI versions, with a number of additional features providing higher comfort and productivity to meet most farming requirements.
For markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where emissions are highly regulated, high performance is ensured by a Bobcat D34 Stage IV/Tier 4 final compliant diesel engine developed in-house.
High Flow Technology offers outstanding hydraulic capabilities and performance with a class-leading 190 litres/min load sensing pump (150 litres/min at the auxiliary line) and flow sharing distributor.
This allows the operator to work at significantly lower speeds, consume less fuel and benefit from remarkably shorter working cycles. To prevent unnecessary oil heating and power loss, the load sensing pump supplies oil only when hydraulic power is required. If required, the full oil volume is available immediately, thanks to the quick start system.
All the models offer new features providing higher comfort and productivity, including:
Power lift, that optimises the use of hydraulic flows between telescopic boom cylinders to increase the lifting capacity.
Automatic Parking brake for enhanced safety and operator convenience.
Automatic Fan inverter, as a simple way to maintain efficient cooling.
Boom Cushion Retract that automatically slows down the boom speed when the boom is nearly fully retracted or at min/max angles, increasing safety and operator confidence.
High Comfort Air Suspension Seat, including longitudinal and low frequency suspensions.
And there are also several tried and tested operating features offered as standard, including:
SMS (Speed Management System), which allows the travel speed to be adjusted independently of the engine speed.
SHS (Smart Handling System), which allows the speed of the boom movements (lifting, telescoping and tilting) to be adjusted, depending on the type of work being carried out.
AFM (Auxiliary Flow Management), which allows the hydraulic output to be adjusted to match attachment requirements and to set a continuous flow.
FCS (Fast Connect System), which provides quick and easy interchange of hydraulic attachments via an integrated pressure-release system.
Another standard feature is the ECO mode which maintains optimum hydraulic performance without using the engine's full power, adjusting the main machine features to produce a balance between top performance and providing the best performance/fuel consumption ratio.
The new range is also backed by a three year warranty as standard.