Legacy of innovation: latest Bobcat telehandlers unveiled

BOBCAT has expanded its telehandler range with the addition of the 8m TL43.80HF and 7m TL30.70 models.

The manufacturer now offers 13 rigid frame telehandlers, covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonnes with lifting heights from 6 to 18m. 

Bobcat said the new TL43.80HF increases the lift capacity in the range to 4.3 tonnes, and boasts  a maximum lift height of almost 8m.

Described as a compact telehandler, the machine is said to  bring together ‘high productivity, robustness and rough terrain ability’ in one model. Bobcat said it provides a new solution for heavy lift handling applications in farming work and also general industry, manufacturing, building materials, warehousing, quarrying and mining. 

A box welded frame, low load centre, long wheel base and massive rear counterweight have reportedly allowed Bobcat to minimise the overall dimensions of the machine, resulting in a width of only 2.30m and length of less than 5m from the rear to the fork face. 

The TL30.70, meanwhile, provides a maximum lift capacity of 3 tonnes and a maximum lift height of nearly 7m. Bobcat added that the compact width of 2.1m ‘ensures it provides a cost effective format in the 7m class’.

Maximum reach is 4m with a load of more than 1 tonne.  At the maximum lift height, users can lift up to 2 tonnes of weight.

Olivier Traccucci, Bobcat telehandler senior product manager said, “At Bobcat, for over 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market – always developing new machines for customers’ needs. 

“The new TL43.80HF and TL30.70 continue this legacy as they complete our range of telehandlers and ensure customers can benefit from unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity.

“Bobcat machines are made for tough jobs, whilst still providing all the agility and versatility any application would require.”