Bobcat debuts Super Compact telehandler and company’s ‘most powerful’ compact loaders

BOBCAT has added to its next generation R-Series range with the launch of the new Super Compact TL25.60 telehandler and S86 and T86 compact loaders.

As the smallest machine in the range, the TL25.60 brings the number of rigid frame telehandlers from Bobcat for construction, rental and general handling to 11 models.

The S86 R-Series skid-steer loader and T86 R-Series compact track loader replace the previous 700 and 800 M-Series loaders.

Mike Vought, VP product management at Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said, “Because job sites are becoming ever tighter on space, telehandlers must also become more compact and agile. We have designed the new Bobcat TL25.60 to not only meet this demand but to be the best compact machine on the market.

“The S86 and T86 are also exceptional machines – the most powerful compact loaders we have ever built, providing even more versatility as both tool carriers and workhorses.”

The TL25.60 is powered by a 75 HP Bobcat Stage V engine. The machine has a rated operating capacity of 2,500 kg, offers a maximum lift height of 5.91m and a maximum reach of 3.31m. The Bob-Tach carriage (manual or hydraulic) increases versatility by allowing the machine to utilise attachments designed for the Bobcat loader range.

Florian Hilbert, telescopics product manager EMEA at Bobcat, commented, “On top of this Super Compact format, the cab in the TL25.60 is the same as Bobcat’s top-of-the-range R-Series 18m model, so customers can be certain they have the most spacious cab in the compact telehandler market. A complementary version of the TL25.60 aimed at the agricultural market will be launched in 2023.”

Features of the cab include a new 5-inch LCD display, air suspension seat, and optional tilting and telescopic steering column.

The TL25.60’s shielded design is said to provide protection for hydraulic and electrical components, while a steel plate protects the base.

The Bobcat S86 and T86 models are described as the most powerful compact loaders the company has ever built. Both machines use a Stage V-compliant 3.4 l Bobcat engine – producing 78 kW (105 HP) at 2600 RPM. The engine is mounted in-line with direct drive, which the manufacturer explained improves the cooling capacity of the engine and hydraulic components.

John Chattaway, loaders product manager at Bobcat, said, “The S86/T86 follow on from the very successful introduction of the smaller S66/T66 and S76/T76 loaders. The S86/T86 top-of-the-range models continue the same trend by setting new industry standards in every area, from in-cab comfort and safety to available power and attachment versatility. The S86/T86 take what is possible with compact loaders to a whole new level.”

Both machines have a choice of three different auxiliary flow outputs. There is a standard flow configuration providing 87 l/min for applications such as load and carry, or where low hydraulic flow attachments are used. Two additional hydraulic performance functions are offered, using the new Electronic Displacement Control (EDC) Pump: a High Flow function giving 138 l/min and a Super Flow function taking auxiliary flow to 159 l/min.