Bobcat is launching its new generation R-Series telehandler range, providing a choice of 12 models with Stage V engines.
The new machines cover lifting heights from 6m to 18m with maximum lifting capacities between 2.6t and 4.1t. This is the latest phase in what Bobcat referred to as its “revolutionary ‘Next is Now’ programme, combining innovative product development and diversification with more intelligent, user friendly technologies and services that reshape how work gets done”.
Gustavo Otero, president of Doosan Bobcat EMEA, commented: “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 following models:
Otero continued: “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 providing improved smoothness to carry out difficult jobs with precision. These operations are also facilitated by the combination of the Boom Positioning System, the new updated, ultra-accurate joystick, the inching function and the improved visibility from the cab.
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 and the new optional hand throttle with FLEX DRIVE function allows for the control of travel speed independent from engine rpm.
The Bobcat R-Series telehandlers also feature a new cabin designed around the operator for ease of use, offering a central control panel for optimised 360-degree ergonomics. A new five-inch LCD display provides interactive and streamlined information, including the feed from the rear camera for easier and more precise operation.
Bobcat highlightred the feratures listed below as making it a very simple for operators to start working immediately on the R-Series telehandlers: