+ (86) 13657190447
+ (86) 13657190447
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday to Saturday

Tag: Bobcat

Bobcat loaders get plug & play remote control

Bobcat has added a remote control system to its range of loader attachments.

All Bobcat compact loaders come with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting system, for 100 different types of Bobcat attachment. The new remote control system has been designed in the same way – as a plug and play system comprising a portable radio remote controller that can be quickly mounted and dismounted on machines.

In the video below, a Bobcat T450 compact track loader and an S100 skid-steer loader are shown working with grapple, pallet fork and combination bucket attachments. It can also be used with other attachments too, including vibratory roller, soil conditioner, auger, trencher, landplane, laser grader and dozer blade – in any application where the operator would benefit from a different perspective or be safer away from the coal face.

With trenchers and wheelsaws, where the operator specifically needs to drive backwards with the loader, remote control means no more cricked neck.

The system provides most of the functions that can be performed via direct loader operation, including throttle, light, creep and float controls. There is also speed management control to ensure easier operation in certain applications (such as trenching, tilling, scarifying and so on).

Bobcat’s remote control system works with skid-steer, compact track and all wheel steer loader models equipped with the manufacturer’s selectable joystick controls.

“After comprehensive testing and licensing of the new remote control system, Bobcat is the first company to provide an attachment product of this type as original ‘plug & play’ equipment, rather than offering it as an add-on development from a third party,” said Alastair Jones, Bobcat Attachments district manager.

“The remote control system can be used in many applications with the focus on limitless visibility, the ability to communicate with the surroundings without the need to be present in the cab, comfort enhancement for applications with noise, vibration and harshness or even in dangerous areas.”

Bobcat’s heaviest lifter

New from Bobcat is the TL43.80HF, at the top end of its telehandler range.

The introduction of the TL43.80HF means that Bobcat now offers a range of 15 different rigid frame telehandler models, covering maximum lifting capacities from 2.6 tonnes to 4.3 tonnes with maximum lifting heights from 6 metres to 18 metres.

The TL43.80HF has a lift capacity of 4.3 tonnes and a maximum lift height of almost 8 metres. Although Bobcat has telehandlers that lift higher, it has no other model that lifts more than 4.1 tonnes.

Bobcat is part of the Korean corporation Doosan these days but all of its telehandlers are designed and produced at the company’s plant in Pontchâteau, France.

This new model has a box welded frame, low load centre, long wheel base and a hefty rear counterweight, allowing Bobcat to minimise the overall dimensions of the machine. It is just 2300mm wide and the length is under five metres tail to the fork face, giving a turning radius of 3.71 metres.

The use of heavy duty Dana Spicer axles with limited slip differential add to the rough terrain capability of the TL43.80HF and provide tractive force of up to 90% of the machine weight.

Standard automatic functions include boom cushioning, parking brake and reversible fan that helps to keep the cooling system (radiator) clean in dusty environments.

“At Bobcat, for over 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market – always developing new machines for customers’ need,” says product manager Olivier Traccucci. “The new TL43.80HF is no exception to this legacy as it completes our range of telehandlers and ensures customers can benefit from unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity. Bobcat machines are made for tough jobs, whilst still providing all the agility and versatility any application would