Expanding its range of 'R-Series' machinery, Bobcat announces the launch of 12 new telehandlers.

Each of the new machines is powered by a Stage V engine, with lifting heights ranging from 6 to 18m and lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.1tonnes. As with the recently unveiled R-Series loaders, the new range is is the latest iteration of Bobcat's ‘Next is Now’ programme, which combines innovative product development  with intelligent, user friendly technologies and services.

First things first, the new telehandler range comprises the following categories and model numbers:

Compact telescopic loaders - TL26.60, TL30.60 and TL30.70
Middle range telehandlers - TL35.70, T35.105, T35.105L and T36.120SL
High lift telehandlers - T35.130S, T35.130SLP, T35.140S, T41.140SLP and T40.180SLP

Diving into the detail, all machines feature a newly configured transmission system providing enhanced smoothness to carry out tricky jobs at height with surgical precision. Further in the pursuit of accuracy, a Boom Positioning System, an ultra-accurate joystick, an inching function and improved visibility from within the cab. Meanwhile, a better engine brake provides a shorter stopping distance, improving site safety, and turtle/rabbit speeds are standard on all models.

Operator comforts are foremost too, thanks to an newly designed cab, ergonomically configured controls, an interactive 5-inch LCD display including a feed from the rear camera, and a contemporary interior featuring R-Series branding, colours and textures. All surfaces have been optimised to offer increased space and visibility.

Under the hood, the R-Series telehandlers are powered by an upgraded version of Bobcat's D34 Stage V engine utilising DPF after-treatment, which is automatically regenerated with no impact on performance and no disturbance for operators.The lack of AdBlue in the 75 HP engine and the absence of EGR in the 100 HP engine provide further advantages.

Speaking of the new machines, Quentin D’Hérouël, product manager telehandlers at Doosan Bobcat, said: “As with all new Bobcat telehandlers, the R-Series offers customers peace of mind with a 3-year warranty (or 3000 hours) on the entire machine as standard from the factory. Bobcat is the only manufacturer to provide a 3-year warranty as standard, allowing customers to focus entirely on growing their business without worrying about their machines. And with regards to the cab interior, we’re now the leaders in the field. As we have constantly involved our customers in their design, we’re confident that the new generation machines will be very well received in the marketplace.”

Full product details in the corporate video below.