Bobcat to display new range at Vegas show
Las Vegas, December 3, 2012
US-based Bobcat Company, a leading producer of construction equipment, will showcase its range of compact loaders and excavators at the World of Concrete show, running from February 5 to 8 in Las Vegas.
The display will include several models being shown for the first time at the exhibition, equipped with attachments and new options for use by concrete and flooring contractors, a company statement said.
The attachments and options will include the new sonic tracer grader attachment mounted on the Bobcat T870 compact tracked loader and a new extendable arm option being shown on the Bobcat E35 compact excavator.
Bobcat will also present the company’s T750 compact tracked loader mounted with the company’s Concrete Mixer attachment and the E55 compact excavator carrying a Bobcat HB1180 hydraulic breaker.
The new sonic tracer system has been designed for use with the two largest 244 and 274 cm (96 and 108 inch) heavy duty grader attachments for Bobcat compact loaders.
The tracer emits ultra sonic signals to maintain a set distance or elevation from an object, surface or the ground. Installed on the blades of the 244 and 274 cm graders, the sonic tracer allows them to be used to grade, level, and backfill on a multiple slope terrain when following a string line, kerb stone, the gutter or even a previous pass as a grade control. Grade accuracy is 6.4 mm, and the detection range of the sonic tracer is from 200 to 1300 mm.
The system comprises a sonic tracer, two slope sensors and one rotation sensor, all of which are high quality Trimble components. The sensors communicate directly with the Bobcat Attachments Control Device (ACD). To be fully operational, the Bobcat loader must be equipped with the Deluxe control panel, allowing the operator to control the grade from within the cab.
The operator can set the desired grade and tracer offset, while getting a read out of the actual grade and graphical feedback on both grade and tracer offset.
As well as the T870 model, the sonic tracer and large graders are compatible with the Bobcat T650 and T750 compact tracked loaders; Bobcat S770 and S850 skid-steer loaders and the Bobcat A770 all-wheel-steer loader. If the user already has a laser system mounted on the grader, they can also mount the sonic tracer on the blade, allowing them to switch between using the grader with the sonic tracer or the laser system.
Grader attachments from Bobcat transform the company’s compact loaders into high-performance grading machines designed for use by landscaping, asphalt, kerb, gutter and concrete surfacing contractors. Bobcat grading products are ideal for a wide variety of applications, including work on roads, pavements, concrete flatwork, tennis courts, utilities, and landscaping projects.
The concrete mixing bucket will also be shown by Bobcat allowing users to mix, transport and pour concrete and cement much more quickly than with a stand-alone mixer. The mixing bucket offer two types of discharge: the ‘traditional’ method by tipping the bucket forward to empty it or by using the side discharge system, with or without a tube, allowing the operator to place the desired amount of mixed material (cement/concrete) exactly where they want it.
Bobcat will be showing the company’s E35 compact excavator equipped with a new extendable arm option that provides an additional 760 mm (30 in) of reach when at full extension, while maintaining the ability to operate with standard reach, retaining the original arm and bucket forces.
In addition, the attachment provides compatibility with the clamp attachment and the hydraulic X-Change mounting system on the excavator. The Bobcat extendable arm is the industry's first and only clamp-ready extendable arm. – TradeArabia News Service