Bobcat’s global launch of new telescopic handlers
The compact design of Bobcat's TL358 telehandler gives operators easy access to congested areas and small buildings
Bobcat is staging the global launch of its new telescopic handler range.
The TL358 6m lift height compact telehandler is available with 2.6 or 3tonne lift capacities. Meanwhile, Bobcat’s new 13m and 14m lift height T35130S and T35140S telehandlers are aimed particularly at the rental industry and offering a 3.5tonne maximum lift capacity.
The new TL358 6m telehandler has a very compact format, with restricted 2.1m width and height dimensions, allowing easy access to congested areas and small buildings. The TL358 can also be supplied with a version of the cab with more height for increased visibility for the operator.
The new TL358 model is said to have been conceived and designed to meet many applications and customer needs (primarily in construction, industry and rental) where its overall compact dimensions, powerful 74.5kW engine and hydraulics, manoeuvrability and true loading capacity offer a very productive alternative to smaller machines limited in performance and use.
The introduction of the new 13 and 14m models follows on from the launch of the new Bobcat 10, 12, 14 and 18m lift height telescopic handlers over the last 12-13 months. Whilst they have a simpler design intended to meet the needs of the rental business, the new T35130S and T35140S telehandlers still offer many of the advantages of the new generation models. Particular attention is said to have been paid to aspects such as the protection of sensitive parts, and intuitive and safe operating to meet the needs of rental users.
As in other new generation machines, the T35130S and T35140S telehandlers offer advanced features such as the new Panoramic Cab which has a large parabolic windscreen providing panoramic visibility especially when handling loads at height.