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Bobcat launches new telescopic handlers

Waterloo, Belgium, November 7, 2013

Bobcat, a leading manufacturer of farm and construction equipment, has launched new advanced versions of two of its largest rigid frame telescopic handlers.  

The new T40140 14 m and T40180 18 m models have increased maximum lifting heights and are based on an easy-to-use design that provides efficiency and productivity backed by safety systems.  

The telehandlers include many new features and are available in both Stage IIIB and Stage IIIA compatible versions.  The Stage IIIB versions are powered by the 75 kW (100 HP) Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 diesel engine which utilises EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and a DOC-only solution to meet the new emission standards.  The new Stage IIIA models are powered by the Perkins 1104D-44TA 75 kW (100 HP) diesel engine.

For the T40140 telehandler, the maximum lift capacity is 4.1 tonne and the maximum lift height is 13.71 m.  Unloaded, the handler weighs 10.29 tonne and provides a tilt crowding force of 12300 daN.  

The T40180 telehandler has a maximum lift capacity of 4 tonne and a maximum lift height of 17.52 m.  Unloaded, the T40180 weighs 10.79 tonne and provides a crowding force of 12300 daN.  

The new T40140 and T40180 models deliver market leading load chart performance in their classes, when operating on tyres alone, where the high stability of the telehandlers ensures minimal loss of lift height and capacity.  As a result, the new T40140 model offers the highest lift capacity of 4.1 tonne, while the T40180 telehandler has a maximum lifting height of 16.2 m when operated on tyres.  

The hydrostatic transmission in both telehandlers provides a 95 per cent performance efficiency, providing high power coupled with low fuel consumption.  It makes it possible to place a load to the exact mm and is an important factor contributing to safety, particularly when loads have to be positioned at significant heights or distances from the machine.  

The unique, patented Bobcat side shift system is a standard feature on the models, ensuring there is no need to reposition the machine if it is not aligned with an opening, providing maximum flexibility with a +/- 700 mm side shift.  This is combined with the unique integrated frame levelling system which works independently of the main frame to provide a tilt correction on inclined surfaces of +/- 4o on tyres and up to +/- 12o on stabilisers for safe, optimum positioning of loads.  

Featuring optimised ROPS/FOPS protection, the new cab of the telehandlers offer increased safety and visibility through a curved front window providing a better view of loads and attachments at height; a larger back window increasing sight to the rear and a cab door with windows above and below the handlebar for optimum visibility when manoeuvring close to walls or other obstacles.  

The FNR control on the joystick, first seen on the new Bobcat TL470 and TL470HF 7 m telehandlers, ensures the operator has maximum control, allowing the driving direction to be selected at the touch of a button while still keeping a grip on both the steering wheel and the joystick for improved safety and productivity.  

Semi-automatic wheel alignment provides automated assistance to the operator ensuring the wheels are always aligned when changing between the three steering modes of 2-wheel, 4-wheel or crabbing.  Auxiliary flow control is also easily and precisely controlled from the joystick.

The new digital display provides the operator with an easy to understand and quick overview of machine performance, including an LCD readout for the continuous frame levelling angle.  When the levelling function is activated, the readout on the display screen changes automatically, to show the angle of the machine to one side or the other, so that the operator is always fully aware of the working conditions.  

For maximum uptime and serviceability, active diagnostics of the hydraulic main valve monitors three critical parameters - spool position, voltage control and sensor monitoring.  The system ensures that operation of the machine remains within safe limits even in the case of hydraulic failure.  

The new telehandlers incorporate an optimised electronics architecture as seen on the TL470 and TL470HF models.  New generation hydraulic routings within the frame reduce potential leak points by 18 per cent and the hydraulic system also includes IP67 rated controllers on the hydraulic main valve.

They can be supplied with a wide selection of engine, hydraulic, boom, rear, cab, frame and tyre options.  There is also a comprehensive range of attachments for use on T40140 and T40180 telehandlers, including different types of digging buckets; man platforms; concrete buckets; pallet forks; jibs and winches. - TradeArabia News Service




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