Bobcat showcases new T450 tracked loader
Bobcat's new T450 model fills gap in range
Bobcat has extended the company’s compact tracked loader range with the recent launch of the new T450 model. Filling the gap in the range between the T110 and T590 models once occupied by the discontinued T140 loader, the T450 is said to offer a massive increase in power combined with hydraulic and hydrostatic efficiency improvements that translate into greatly increased productivity.
Manufactured at the Bobcat plant in Dobris, the Czech Republic, the T450 is powered by the Bobcat D24 45.5kW turbocharged diesel engine, said to provide 25% more power than the T140 model, which, Bobcat claims, ensures the T450 has the best performance and engine power to weight ratio in its class.
The high productivity of the T450 results from the increased pressure of the hydraulic system which provides increased attachment performance; the T450 can be matched with over 80 different attachments and there are rear hydraulic auxiliary and 7-pin ACD connector options available. The T450 is equipped as standard with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting frame. Customers can also choose the optional Power Bob-Tach system to change non-hydraulic attachments simply by flipping a switch inside the cab.
Equipped with radial lift boom arms, the rated operating capacity of the T450 has also increased from 642kg to 665kg, while the operating weight has been reduced from 2.99tonnes to 2.78tonnes. Thanks to its compact dimensions and lower weight, the T450 is said to be even easier to transport on a trailer towed by a light truck, 4x4, or all-terrain vehicle.
The T450 features the same new generation cab design used on the recently launched S450 skid-steer loader and all larger new generation Bobcat compact loaders, said to provide class-leading entry and exit through the largest cab door opening on this size of machine.