Bobcat has introduced a new, dedicated materials handling solution for the waste and recycling markets.
The company said that its Waste Expert range of telescopic loaders complement its successful construction and agricultural products.
According to Bobcat, a prototype Waste Expert machine – based on the TL43.80HF model – shown by at the Bauma exhibition was warmly received. As a result, the firm has decided to offer four of the company’s current productivity and high-flow telescopic loaders as new Waste Expert machines, all powered by Bobcat Stage IV 74.5 or 97 kW (100 or 130 HP) engines.
The four loaders are the TL35.70, TL34.65HF, TL38.70HF and TL43.80HF. These new Waste Expert telescopic loaders offer lifting capacities from 3.4t to 4.3t and lifting heights from 6.5m to 8m.
“Bobcat telescopic loaders are already well proven in the market as sturdy, efficient and particularly easy to operate machines and these are essential features for working in the intensive industrial applications found in the waste management and materials recycling industries,” the company stated.
Commenting on the new Waste Expert range, 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 centre 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.”
Recycling and waste management sites are tough working environments, so the new Waste Expert machines have been made even more robust with heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles and additional reinforced protection.
They also incorporate 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.