The new generation farm telehandler range from Bobcat will have its UK show debut at next month’s LAMMA event.
Two R-Series models will be displayed on the company’s stand at the Birmingham NEC – the top-of-the-range TL43.80HF Agri 4 Star model and the compact TL30.60 telehandler. Other Bobcat loaders and mini-excavators will also be exhibited.
Bobcat regional sales director John Christofides said: “As the UK’s leading farm machinery show, LAMMA is the perfect platform to give farmers their first close look at our ground-breaking R-Series agricultural telehandlers.
“The new R-Series range offers superior machines that combine all-day comfort, maximum productivity and reliability, intelligent features, a robust build with intuitive operation and excellent 360º ergonomics.”
On standard 24 inch tyres, the TL43.80HF offers a maximum lift capacity of 4.3 tonnes, maximum lift height of 7.5m and maximum forward reach of 4m. The TL30.60 has a maximum 3t lift capacity, maximum lift height of 5.9m and maximum forward reach of 3m.
Including these models, Bobcat’s R-Series agricultural telehandler range provides a choice of seven models with Stage V engines. They cover maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonnes with lifting heights from 6-8 m.
‘Next is now’
The R-Series telehandlers are part of Bobcat’s ‘Next is Now’ programme. The manufacturer says this combines innovative product development and diversification with more intelligent and better connected technology that reshapes how work is done on the farm.
The Bobcat R-Series offers a premium workspace and new cab design. A contemporary cab interior features special branding, colours and textures. In the ergonomic design, all surfaces have been optimised to offer increased space and visibility.
The cab includes dynamic air suspension seat with heating and a suspended armrest with joystick for improved operating comfort. The new LCD colour display is available with a larger 7 inch Touch screen with built-in radio and touch-to-dial mobile phone contacts.
A control button at the back of the multifunctional joystick is easily used with the index finger, allowing the operator to use their thumb to actuate the usual boom and auxiliary functions – as well as auto grab, bucket shaking, boom float and speed shifting features.
Cab visibility is optimised with 360° LED work lights, best-in-class boom speeds, the powerful transmission and automated boom movements – allowing farmers to complete their work more efficiently and in less time.
A choice of four different finishing levels is available. The equipment in each pack is clearly defined and is intended to meet different levels of customer expectations in terms of ease of use and level of comfort.
The new AGRI 4 Star pack on the TL43.80HF at LAMMA will equipped with all the new comfort and productivity equipment for this new generation of machines. It targets the most demanding farmers and aspires to build a brand image of ‘excellence in farming machinery’.
As with all new Bobcat telehandlers, the R-Series offers customers a three-year warranty (or 3000 hours) as standard on the entire machine from the factory. This is extendable to five years and 5000 hours.
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