First of Bobcat’s new M-Series loaders arrives in UK

BOARCROSS Ltd has taken delivery of the first of the new Bobcat Stage V M-Series skid-steer loaders in the UK.

The East Yorkshire-based firm has taken deliver of a S450 loader, featuring a new Bobcat engine which is said to provide 37% more torque and fast recovery from overload compared to the previous machines.

Boarcross carries out the complete pig farming process from farrowing to finishing. The company has two breeding locations from which piglets are taken to various pig finishing units around Yorkshire. The new S450 Stage V model and the other five Bobcat loaders in the fleet are used to handle the straw used in the sow units and for mucking out the finishing units.

Boarcross director Andrew Corrigan said, “We did consider other makes but based on our good experience with the Bobcat loaders over several years, we decided on the Bobcat range for the replacement for our existing S450 unit. I was also impressed by the increased service interval and higher reliability of the new Stage V machine.”

As well as the new generation S450, Bobcat has also launched new versions of its M-Series S510 and S530 models, the first in the Bobcat range to feature a specially developed Stage V compliant Bobcat D24 engine.