Bobcat is launching the company's new generation R-Series telehandler range, providing a choice of 12 models with Stage V engines. The new telehandlers cover lifting heights from 6 to 18 m with maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.1 T.
One of Bobcat's new R-Series telehandlers
Commenting on the R-Series launch, Gustavo Otero, president, Doosan Bobcat EMEA, says: "Telehandlers are a fundamental asset of our business strategy and key pillar of our Next is Now initiative. Our new ground-breaking R-Series range offers high performance, robust machines for maximum uptime with a focus on accurate controls and intuitive operation for tackling any job on the construction site. With these new models and the increased investment in our telehandler business, we are aiming to double the production of Bobcat telehandlers by 2025."
The new R-Series range of telehandlers from Bobcat comprises the models below:
Compact telescopic loaders: TL26.60, TL30.60 and TL30.70
Middle range telehandlers: TL35.70, T35.105, T35.105L and T36.120SL
High lift telehandlers: T35.130S, T35.130SLP, T35.140S, T41.140SLP and T40.180SLP
"Bobcat telehandlers are popular all around the world. We want to further improve our presence and accelerate our growth in the construction market with this new generation. Leveraging from the ease of use, safety and reliability of our equipment, we aim to be present on every job site, where this kind of equipment is needed."
The new R-Series telehandlers offer a newly configured transmission system and an updated, joystick.
An enhanced inching pedal design is easier to use and reduces fatigue. A higher engine brake provides a shorter stop distance and increases safety on construction sites. Turtle/rabbit speeds are standard on all models and operated from the joystick. There is a new dynamic mode for applications requiring rapid transmission response.
Bobcat R-Series telehandlers also feature a new cab with enhanced ergonomics.
All R-Series telehandlers now feature a new engine hood with a steeper profile that increases visibility and reduces blind spots by 15% on the right-hand side of the machines. Together with the new dashboard design, this provides excellent unobstructed visibility from the cab, allowing the driver to move around the job site with ease and minimising accidents or mistakes.
The R-Series is covered by a three-year warranty (or 3,000 hours) on the entire machine.