Bobcat to offer ‘Backhoe Loaders’ for sale in Middle East & Africa
Bobcat is now offering a range of backhoe loaders for sale in markets in the Middle East and Africa. Comprising four models – the B700, B730, B750 and B780 – the Bobcat backhoe loader range offers a choice of different specifications for diverse applications in construction, utility, rental, roadworks, demolition, excavation, landscaping and agriculture.
All four models are powered by the highly efficient, Perkins 1104C-44T 4.4 l engine with direct fuel injection and a best-in-class output of 74.5 kW (100 HP) of power at 2200 RPM and maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1350 RPM, providing more than enough muscle for the most demanding applications while delivering low operating costs due to low fuel/oil consumption.
The Perkins engine features a high-quality filtration system for longer life, and its single-side service components mean that maintenance and daily checks are easy to carry out as they are on the rest of the machine.
For the backhoe loaders there will be a two-year powertrain warranty which Bobcat is stating is a testament to the reliability and durability of the components and the design of the powertrain in the backhoe loaders, providing extra protection and peace of mind.
There is a choice of 4-speed synchroshuttle, powershift or auto powershift transmissions in the different models to meet various applications including those requiring a significant amount of directional changes on site. Gear shifts are smooth and precise and help to maximise fuel efficiency. This is combined with a top speed of 40 km/h and extra added features/options such as return to dig, ride control and more for increased productivity.
All the models have an open center hydraulic system and are equipped with tandem gear pumps with high flow capacities of 136 l/min in the B700 and 154 l/min in the B730, B750 and B780 models, respectively.
An unloader valve is featured as standard on all the models as is the electrohydraulic differential lock, with a limited slip differential being used on the B730 and B750 models. All the Bobcat backhoe loaders are supplied with class-leading Michelin tyres
Bobcat backhoe loaders are designed to provide easy and quick access to the engine compartment and other locations to service and maintain components at ground level by simply removing the side panels.
Refuelling of the tanks is also accomplished from ground level and the tanks are protected with a lock matching with the ignition key.
B700 to B780 offer premium performance with powerful breakout forces, strong full lift capacities and enhanced load over height and reach to meet the most demanding material handling jobs. There is a choice of general purpose or 6 in 1 buckets or other optional equipment to enhance both versatility and productivity.
The B700 is an entry-level machine which includes many of the features of the next model in the range, the B730 – it is driven via a synchroshuttle transmission; it has ‘Cab and Canopy’ and ‘2WD or 4WD’ options; and it has a single loader bucket cylinder with a full cylinder diameter to increase breakout force and reduce maintenance costs with fewer hoses and fittings.
B730 is driven through a standard powershift transmission, and controlled by mechanical levers – this model is equipped with 18 inch front tyres and has 2-wheel steer. Double loader bucket cylinders provide superior breakout force and reduce maintenance costs by using a bolt type cylinder head design. The B750 has the same features as the B730, except for 20 inch front tyres and a hydraulic joystick control system.
The B780 has the same features as the B750 and is driven through a standard auto powershift transmission, producing a highly manoeuvrable, 4 equal-sized wheel backhoe loader that can be steered using three different modes: 2-wheel steer, 4-wheel steer and crab steer.
Bobcat backhoe loaders are designed to provide easy and quick access to the engine compartment and other locations to service and maintain components at ground level by simply removing the side panels. Refuelling of the tanks is also accomplished from ground level and the tanks are protected with a lock matching with the ignition key.