The UK’s first Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ telescopic loader has been purchased by H.R. Skip Hire.

Supplied to the Sheffield-based company by AMS Bobcat Limited, the TL38.70HF is one of four of Bobcat’s current productivity and high-flow telescopic loaders that are offered as Waste Expert machines. The other three are the TL35.70, TL34.65HF and TL43.80HF models.

These new Waste Expert models offer lifting capacities from 3.4 to 4.3 tonne and lifting heights from 6.5 to 8 m and are powered by Bobcat Stage IV 100 or 130 HP engines.

They have heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles and additional reinforced protection and also incorporate an extra large boom head, a high tensile steel boom, boom cushioning and protected hydraulic rams under and inside the boom.

Like all Bobcat telescopic loaders, the Waste Expert machines have a box welded frame to meet heavy duty cycles and offer a high ground clearance, with a bottom plate along the entire length to protect vital parts.

In the Waste Expert machines, all-round panoramic visibility is provided by the Patented Asymmetric Cab with ROPS/FOPS Level 2 protection and a pillar-less rear window. A protective grill provides added protection for the windshield and roof of the cab.

‘We decided to purchase the Bobcat telehandler to meet increasing demand particularly in the summer period at the very busy Waste Transfer Station at our headquarters in Sheffield,’ said Barry Howe, one of the owners at H.R. Skip Hire.

‘Providing a lifting capacity of 3.8 tonne and lift height of 7 m, coupled with its excellent specification to meet the tough conditions of the waste and recycling industry, the new TL38.70 Waste Expert machine allows us to increase productivity and throughput.’

The HF/High Flow Technology in the HF models such as the TL38.70HF offers outstanding hydraulic capabilities and performance with a 190 l/min load sensing pump and flow sharing distributor.