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Bobcat will show its complete range of new generation compact loaders and mini-excavators for the first time at the Intermat 2012 exhibition
Bobcat’s new high horsepower TL470HF telescopic handler will be displayed at the show, which takes place in Paris from 16-21 April 2012. The comprehensive display will also include a wide selection of Bobcat attachments, such as the new sonic tracer system for use with the company’s two largest 244 and 274 cm heavy duty grader attachments.
Bobcat will also be celebrating 25 years in the compact excavator market at the show. From what began as an important diversification for Bobcat as a manufacturer of skid-steer loaders, the last 25 years have seen the company evolve to become one of the world's leading compact excavator and construction equipment manufacturers.
The company’s current range comprises 13 different models of compact excavators with operating weights from one to eight tonnes, including both conventional and zero tail swing designs. Visitors to Intermat will see the very latest from Bobcat with a display of the new E Series excavators, including the new 2.6 tonne zero tail swing E26 compact excavator, offering all the advantages of the E Series: high reliability, operator comfort, smooth and precise workgroup operation and superior hydraulic performance.
The new high horsepower TL470HF telescopic handler is powered by the 97.5 kW (130 HP) Perkins 1104D-E44TA diesel engine, offering higher horsepower and torque and a maximum travel speed of 40 km/h. Combined with a new load sensing pump delivering a hydraulic flow of 190 l/min, the TL470HF model offers faster cycle times at a lower engine speed when performing both single and combined boom movements. This helps to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. The TL470HF telescopic handler has a maximum lift capacity of 3.5 tonnes and a maximum lift height of seven metres. The capacity at full lift height is three tonnes, while the maximum forward reach is 400 cm and the lift capacity at full reach is 1,500 kg.
Among the new Bobcat attachments on display at Intermat will be the new sonic tracer system for use with the two largest 244 and 274 cm heavy duty grader attachments. The tracer emits ultra sonic signals to maintain a set distance or elevation from an object, surface or the ground. Installed on the blades of the 244 and 274 cm graders, the sonic tracer allows them to be used to grade, level, and backfill on a multiple slope terrain when following a string line, kerb stone, the gutter or even a previous pass as a grade control. Grade accuracy is 6.4 mm, and the detection range of the sonic tracer is from 20 to 130 cm.