Bobcat turns waste expert prototype into market-ready telescopic loader


Bobcat is complimenting its construction and agricultural specific telescopic loaders with a waste expert range launched to market, following a successful prototype unveiling at Bauma earlier in the year.

Dedicated to being a material handling solution for the waste and recycling markets, four models based on the TL43.80HF model are being made available.

All powered by the OEM’s own in-house Stage IV 74.5 or 97kW (100 or 130hp) engines, the new vehicles offer lifting capacities between 3.4 to 4.3 metric tons and lifting heights ranging from 6.5 to 8 meters.

Olivier Traccucci, Bobcat Telehandler senior product manager, said, “Waste and recycling businesses need versatile machines that can handle a large variety of tasks, manoeuvre well in tight spaces and provide maximum efficiency in full safety throughout the working day. With the toughest design on the market, impressive bucket breakout forces, efficient cooling systems, a low center of gravity and a long wheel base to enhance stability and lift capacity, our new Waste Expert Telescopic Loaders are ideally suited for the waste and recycling markets.

“Like all our machines, the new Waste Expert telescopic loaders are made for the hardest jobs, whilst still providing all the agility and versatility any application would require. In the HF models, the very robust machine build is combined with high flow capability for unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity.”

The new machines feature heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles and additional reinforced protection, as well as incorporating an extra large boom head, a high tensile steel boom, boom cushioning and protected hydraulic rams under and inside the boom.

Like all Bobcat telescopic loaders, the Waste Expert machines have a box welded frame to meet heavy duty cycles and offer a high ground clearance, with a bottom plate along the entire length to protect vital parts.

In the Waste Expert machines, all-round panoramic visibility for the operator is provided by the patented asymmetric cab with ROPS/FOPS Level 2 protection and a pillar-less rear window.

The telescopic loaders offer efficient, simple and safe operation with an intuitive, variable transmission and an automatic parking brake for enhanced safety and operator convenience. Loading and handling work modes are standard as is the eco mode, which maintains optimum hydraulic performance without using the engine’s full power, adjusting the main machine features to produce a balance between top performance and providing the best performance/fuel consumption ratio. Watch the vehicle in action HERE

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