Bobcat hoping for perfect 500 family platform at bauma 2013
The S510 from Bobcat is among the firm's new 500 series of platform compact loaders
Bobcat will be highlighting its new 500 family platform compact loaders during bauma 2013.
In the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 500 family comprises six new generation models: the S510 (pictured), S530, S550, S570 and S590 skid-steer loaders and the T590 compact tracked loader. The new loader models are said to have been designed to continue the global success of Bobcat, where nearly one out of every two skid-steer loaders on the market is said by parent company Doosan to be a Bobcat machine.
All of the 500 platform skid-steer loader models are manufactured at the Bobcat compact equipment plant in Dobris in the Czech Republic, while the T590 compact tracked loader is manufactured at the company’s main factory in Gwinner, North Dakota, USA.
Replacing the existing S150, S160, S175, S185, S205 and T190 loaders, the new 500 platform loaders are said to provide operators with increased performance, enhanced operator comfort and easier serviceability to maximise job site efficiency.
Like the larger new generation 600, 700 and 800 platform models launched over the last two years, the new 500 platform machines are said to feature a completely new design.