New Bobcat 500 Platform Compact Loaders at bauma
The S510 skid-steer loader is one of the new Bobcat 500 platform compact loaders
Bobcat will be showcasing its new family of 500 platform compact loaders at bauma.
In the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the new 500 platform comprises six new generation models: the S510, 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 success of the Bobcat range globally, where nearly one out of every two skid-steer loaders on the market is said by Doosan Infracore brand Bobcat to be one of its machines.
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 compact loaders are said to provide operators with increased performance, enhanced operator comfort and easier serviceability to maximise job site efficiency.
The S510 and S550 models are radius lift path loaders, said to combine excellent manoeuvrability in tight areas with the reach and visibility needed for applications such as dumping materials over walls, backfilling or loading flatbed trucks.
The S530, S570, S590 and T590 models feature vertical lift path boom arms said to be particularly suited to lift and carry as well as material-handling applications. The new vertical lift path loaders offer an increased lift height compared to the previous generation of machines and, combined with an optimised lift arm design, are said to provide operators with the ability to lift heavier loads higher, making it easier to clear high-sided truck boxes and hoppers, as well as placing pallets loaded with heavy materials.