Bobcat has launched new pressure washer attachments for its family of loaders, designed to spray high pressure water on city streets, roads or other surfaces as required.
The compact equipment specialist said some of the applications where the new attachments can be used include: roadwork and construction; disinfecting to protect against Covid-19 or any other kind of sanitisation; cleaning furniture in parks and urban streets; maintaining railways, bridges and tunnels; cleaning animal or poultry sheds; and cleaning various types of machinery.
Bobcat has introduced three different pressure washer attachment models – the 250S, 250M and 250L – to match different Bobcat loaders and to meet the specific requirements of various applications. The new attachments have a plug-and-play design, which makes them quick and easy to connect to Bobcat loaders and start work immediately. Bobcat says it is the first manufacturer in the world to offer this kind of attachment for skid-steer, compact tracked and all-wheel steer loaders, which joins its family over 100 different attachments.
According to Bobcat’s statement, the new pressure washer attachments sports compact dimensions for efficiency and simplicity in transportation, while the front sprayer is adjustable to easily adapt to all types of work.
Daniele Paciotti, product line manager, Attachments, for Bobcat in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “Bobcat is now offering a pressure washer attachment that ensures that cleaning streets, signs and street furniture has never been so easy and effective. Wherever much larger dedicated machines cannot gain access or where the job must be done mechanically – the new pressure washer attachment mounted on a Bobcat loader is the best way to clean surfaces. Excellent results can also be achieved when cleaning façades and roofs, to clear waste and moss/lichen, for example.”
The new attachment also offers versatile usage, with the operator able to operate the sprayer from the loader cab or with a handgun for more targeted high-pressure water cleaning or sanitisation of various objects.
“The washing handgun and accompanying 20m hose reel provide an easy switch from the front sprayer to handheld washing, providing an alternative solution for cleaning apartment entrances, corners, statues, machines, cars, benches, signs or in any tight spaces,” Paciotti added.
The 250S Pressure Washer model is intended for the Bobcat S100 skid-steer loader. Next in the range is the 250M model, which is approved for use on all Bobcat skid-steer loaders from the S450 to the S650 model and the T450, T590 and T650 tracked loaders. The third model, the 250L, is designed for use with the S630, S650, S770 and S850 skid-steer loaders and the T590, T650, T770 and T870 compact tracked loaders. To work with the pressure washer attachments, all the loaders except for the S100 must be equipped with the Bobcat Attachment Control Kit which is standard on the high flow machines.
Bobcat said it has worked closely with Finland-based supplier, Dynaset, to provide the new attachment, which works by transforming the hydraulic power of the loader to pressurised water without any loss of power. This simplicity is also key to the ease-of-use and low maintenance of the attachment, ensuring increased uptime and more working hours, said Bobcat.
Other features of the new attachment include a floating front wheel, which allows it to work more smoothly and faster. The new pressure washer is also simple to clean, getting jobs done more quickly and safely with consistent results. The absence of rotating parts in the high-pressure pump increases durability and ensures low maintenance requirements, said Bobcat.