New small articulated loaders ‘pack a serious punch’

BOBCAT has introduced the new L23 and L28 small articulated loaders (SALs).

Designed and built at the manufacturer’s North American facilities, the new SALs are described as offering ‘impressive stability’ and tipping loads of up to 1.39 tonne. Bobcat explained it is therefore easy to place loads with the SALs over trenches and pavements.

The high lift capacities compared to machine weight are said to benefit heavy lift and carry operations in confined areas, while the extendable boom on the L28 provides more options for easy placement of loads and counterweight options allow the user to customise the capacity to the application.

Entering the SAL market allows Bobcat to attract more customers in the growing landscaping, light construction and municipality maintenance markets.

John Chattaway, loaders product manager at Bobcat, said, “SALs pack a serious punch in a compact, lightweight package that’s wonderfully easy to operate, making them a powerful and handy multi-purpose tool for a wide range of applications. Both the L23 and L28 are 25 HP machines with intuitive controls that make them ideal for almost any user to operate, appealing to an even wider customer base and extending the reach of Bobcat loader products.

“The key attributes that SAL users are looking for are a high lifting capacity coupled with stability and low ground disturbance as these machines are mainly used in load and carry applications. Bobcat brings to this market the company’s years of experience in the loader business enabling us to build machines that are safe, reliable and very durable. This adds up to a quality of machine not matched by our competitors.”

The SALs are available with canopy and cab versions. The controls have been designed to be intuitive for all levels of operator experience and an enclosed cab and heated seat are available for colder climates.