Cutting-edge construction equipment manufacturer, Bobcat, has unveiled its newest addition, the B730 M-Series Backhoe Loader, tailored specifically for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) regions. This robust machine combines high performance, user-friendly operation, and unmatched comfort while maintaining Bobcat’s reputation for durability through its proven, high-quality components, says the manufacturer.
The B730 M-Series is produced at the modern Doosan Bobcat manufacturing facility in Chennai, India. It joins the Bobcat backhoe loader family as a model designed for the value market.
This versatile machine is available in multiple configurations and is compatible with a range of attachments, making it an ideal choice for various applications, including construction, rental, roadworks, demolition, excavation, landscaping, and more.
John Chattaway, Loaders Product Manager at Bobcat, emphasized, “In collaboration with our valued customers and our extensive dealer network, we’ve developed a machine tailored for mixed contractor and rental fleets. The B730 M-Series embodies 100% Bobcat DNA, boasting our hallmark attributes – top-tier manufacturing quality, reliability, an extensive warranty, and the assurance of Bobcat’s well-established service and parts network in the MEA and CIS regions. To ensure the utmost quality, all structural components adhere to Bobcat’s rigorous standards, designed and manufactured in-house.”
Gaby Rhayem, Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa, and CIS countries at Doosan Bobcat EMEA, added, “The B730 M-Series stands out with its class-leading breakout forces, reach, dig depth capabilities, and multi-function backhoe operation. Coupled with a robust hydraulic system, intuitive controls, and exceptional productivity for trenching, leveling, and loading tasks, this machine is poised to make a significant impact in our target regions. Supported by our position as the leaders in loaders and our extensive Bobcat dealer network coverage in MEA and CIS, I am confident that the new B730 M-Series backhoe loader will help us gain market share and further strengthen our presence.”
The B730 M-Series places a strong focus on durability in demanding environments, incorporating renowned, industry-leading components known for their reliability and ease of service and maintenance in the field. These components are sourced from trusted brands, including the Perkins 1104 engine, Carraro axles and transmission, and Parker pumps, ensuring superior dependability and effortless serviceability.
Powered by a well-proven 94 HP Perkins High Torque engine, coupled with the hydraulic Tandem Gear Pump and Synchro Shuttle (SPS) transmission, the B730 M-Series delivers outstanding productivity and fuel efficiency. This machine also boasts class-leading backhoe breakout forces, along with the highest loader lift and push breakout in its category. With backhoe digging depths of up to 4.63 meters (standard arm), it’s suitable for a wide range of job sites.
The B730 M-Series prioritizes operator comfort, offering a spacious cab, intelligent layout, and comfortable seating to ensure efficiency during long shifts. Exceptional 360° visibility from the cab and intuitive controls make every job easier. The large rear window enhances visibility for backhoe work and can be easily repositioned or secured in the cab ceiling. Fully opening side windows and door catches for added ventilation further contribute to operator comfort.
Customers can configure their machines with ergonomic control layouts to match their preferences, ensuring a seamless transition from other brands to Bobcat. Familiar, customized control patterns (ISO, SAE, or SAE-X) from the factory allow operators to step into the machine and start working immediately. Standard functions like ‘return to dig’ and ‘bucket float’ boost operator productivity, and the direct mechanical backhoe controls are finely tuned for smoothness and versatility.
High-performance aluminum coolers and a robust Multi-Wing cooling fan guarantee efficient cooling, ensuring optimal performance even in extreme conditions. The B730 M-Series boasts an extra-large 160-liter fuel tank and impressive fuel efficiency, providing extended work hours without the need for frequent refueling. The fuel tank’s corrosion-resistant plastic construction, fortified with metal guards, enhances its ruggedness.
The forward-flipping hood design sets an industry benchmark by providing easy access to critical components, fluids, and filters, simplifying daily maintenance and part replacements. Careful attention to hose routing and protection, including a distribution hose box for the backhoe side-shift, ensures durability. A standard toolkit is included to facilitate daily maintenance tasks.
All Bobcat backhoe loaders come with a standard two-year warranty, a testament to the reliability, durability of components, and overall design, offering added protection and peace of mind to customers.