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Bobcat launch new compact telehandler for heavy lifts

Bobcat have introduced a new solution for heavy-lift handling applications with the announcement of a new 7.5m 4.3 tonne telehandler – the TL43.80HF, which offers more capacity, without sacrificing the relatively compact dimension of machines in this product sector.

The new telehandler is designed for heavy-lift handling applications in sectors such as general construction, quarrying, mining, manufacturing, warehousing, and general industry.

With the introduction of the new TL43.80HF, Bobcat now offers a range of 15 different rigid frame telehandler models, covering maximum lifting capacities from 2.6-4.3 tonne, and maximum lifting heights of 6-18m.

“For more than 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market – always developing new machines for customers’ needs,” said Olivier Traccucci, senior product manager at Bobcat.

“The new TL43.80HF is no exception to this legacy as it completes our range of telehandlers and ensures customers can benefit from unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity.”

With its lift capacity of 4.3 tonnes and a maximum lift height of almost 8m, the compact TL43.80HF telehandler combines robustness, rough-terrain ability, and ease of use for the operator, whilst its very high stability stems from its box welded frame, low load centre, long wheel base, and new rear counterweight.

These updates have allowed Bobcat to minimise the overall dimensions of the machine, resulting in a width of only 2.30m, and a length of less than 5m from the rear to the fork face.

Together with a short turning radius of just 3.71m, the new telehandler is highly manoeuvrable, making it particularly useful when working in confined environments.

According to Bobcat, the rough-terrain capability of the TL43.80HF has been optimised for applications such as working and digging in piles of materials, thanks to the incorporation of new heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles with limited-slip differential and an available tractive force of up to 90% of the machine weight.

In addition, the TL43.80HF offers, as standard, automatic functions that allow the operator to focus entirely on the work at hand, such as boom cushioning and a reversible fan that helps to keep the cooling system clean in dusty environments.

As with all Bobcat telehandlers, the new TL43.80HF also has, as standard, many smart functions to optimise work on site, including a speed-limiter that controls speed regardless of the engine rev/min, boom speed adjustments, and an Eco-mode that can provide fuel savings of up to 15%.

The TL43.80HF also provides an ideal solution for the heavy-duty, high-productivity segment of the agricultural market with its high lift capacity, lifting height and breakout force.

It is available with a choice of three different AGRI packs for the farming market meeting different levels of expectation in terms of ease of use and level of comfort.

All Bobcat telehandlers are designed and produced at the company’s plant in Pontchateau, France, and are covered by a three year/3000 hour warranty as standard, with the option of extending the warranty to five years/5000 hours.

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