Bobcat Growth Continues With New Launches, Upgrades

July 2010 Vol. 65 No. 7
1.5-ton compact excavator

Redesigned hydraulics with a load-sensing pump and closed center-valve system provide improved, refined control of machine travel and work-group operation. The new hydraulics combined with re-engineered boom geometry also result in increased bucket breakout forces. Cushioned work-group cylinders offer smooth end-of-stroke for precise control.

The E45 also includes the Auto-Idle feature.

E50 with minimal tail swing
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With a tail swing of less than an inch, the new Bobcat E50 compact excavator can work in confined areas without sacrificing digging performance.

The E50 joins the Bobcat M-Series excavator line in the four to 5-ton weight class. An operating weight of 10,677 pounds and an overall width of 77.2 inches make it easy to transport, while a bucket breakout force of 9,442 pounds provides power for tough conditions.

The E50 includes the redesigned hydraulics with a load-sensing pump and closed center-valve system, plus Auto Idle.

Selectable joystick controls
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Selectable joystick controls with two-speed travel are now available as options on Bobcat S100 and T110 loaders.

Selectable joystick controls provide a low-effort system for operating S100 and T110 loaders. These controls have a natural feel and cause less fatigue, which allows operators to be more productive and work longer hours.

Selectable joystick controls give operators the choice of ISO or H-pattern controls to meet the needs of various operators. This is ideal for fleet owners with numerous operators, large equipment operators who are downsizing to compact equipment or equipment rental centers. The control pattern is easily switchable from within the cab of the loader.

Two-speed travel boosts top travel speed on the S100 skid-steer loader by 33 percent and by 61 percent on the T110 compact track loader. Maximum travel speed of the S100 skid-steer loader is 6.4 mph in low range and 8.7 mph in high range. For the T110 compact track loader, maximum travel speed is 5.2 mph in low range and 8.4 mph in high range. The operator can shift on the fly from low to high range.

Machines with selectable joystick controls also include both horsepower and speed management systems. Speed management allows the operator to precisely match the speed of the loader to the operation of an attachment without constantly adjusting the joystick, thereby reducing fatigue. An accelerator pedal is available to increase engine speed when more power is needed.