Bobcat has launched a new range of rigid frame telehandlers for the construction and rental industries, offering a choice of 11 models that cover a wide spread of lifting capacities.
The compact equipment specialist said in a statement that the new range, manufactured at the company’s plant at Pontchâteau in France, is backed by a three year warranty as standard, with lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.1t and lifting heights from 6 to 18m.
Designated using a new naming system that shows lifting capacity followed by lifting height, the models are the TL26.60 and TL30.60 compact telescopic loaders, the TL35.70, T35.105, T35.105L and T36.120SL middle lift telehandlers, the T35.130S and T35.140S rental industry-oriented telehandlers, and the T35.130SLP, T41.140SLP and T40.180SLP high lift telehandlers.
The new generation telehandlers are available in versions suitable for markets with non-regulated emissions, such as the Middle East and Africa, where high performance is ensured by Perkins Stage IIIA/Tier 3 diesel engines, providing plenty of power and torque even in the most difficult ground conditions, Bobcat said.
The new generation telehandlers also incorporate several new features such as an automatic parking brake with an intuitive operation similar to those used in the automotive industry, providing greater safety and control. The advanced features also include an optional air dual suspension seat, an optional auto fan inversion, a rotating beacon/back-up alarm as standard and cushion retract on the three TL models, the statement added.
The new optional fan system with automatic inversion is electronically controlled to adjust rotation speed depending on the temperature, which results in energy savings.
From a comfortable mechanical or air suspension seat, the operator is provided with an ergonomic array of machine controls all within easy reach and including a forward/reverse (FNR) control button on the joystick, a digital display, an adjustable steering wheel and an integrated airflow solution.
The statement added that the TL26.60 and TL30.60 are available with two different overall machine heights with a cab which can be mounted in two different ways – in a low position that results in a very low 2.1m height or a higher position to optimise visibility. On the TL35.70, there is an improved load chart providing an additional 500kg of lifting capacity at the maximum lifting height of 6.97m.
Some smart operating features offered as standard include: a speed management system, which allows the travel speed to be adjusted independently of the engine speed; a 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; auxiliary flow management, which allows the hydraulic output to be adjusted to match attachment requirements and to set a continuous flow; and the fast connect system, which provides quick and easy interchange of hydraulic attachments via an integrated pressure-release system.