Bobcat expands compact wheel loader portfolio

BOBCAT has added to its compact wheel loader portfolio with the launch of the new L95 model, adding to the L85 and L75 machines introduced in previous years.

The new L95 ‘Premium’ model incorporates the latest product updates, which are also available in the 2024 versions of the L75 and L85, and are based on customer feedback.

Bobcat explained the L95 is ‘ideal’ for construction, landscaping, rental, industrial, waste, recycling, road work, snow removal, maintenance and many other applications, including agriculture.

Jiri Karmazin, loaders product manager at Bobcat, said, “High performance is assured in the L95 by the combination of the powerful Bobcat 75 HP engine, the hydraulics and the 40 km/h maximum travel speed. As in the L75 and L85, this is complemented by the comfortable and spacious cab, combined with the high stability and lift capacity and impressive breakout, push and pull forces, together with a comprehensive selection of Bobcat attachments. And the enhanced Automatic Ride Control system protects operators from any bumps or rough terrain.”

Operators can now shift when stopped from 1st to 2nd gear, allowing acceleration up to 40 km/h to increase the boundaries of the job site. The higher speed is tipped to provide savings and enhance daily utilisation.

Bobcat’s Flex Drive with auto idle function is included along with a number of safety features. The machine is equipped with Automatic Parking Brake and Slope Assist features, ensuring the parking brake is automatically engaged and disengaged as required.

Jiri Karmazin added, “In the L95, we are introducing some new features to the industry to further improve ease-of-use. The joystick is now integrated with the suspension seat to provide the best operator experience and comfort. The location of the controls on the joystick is designed to make it easy and comfortable to operate, even during long hours of work.

“Based on customer feedback, we have also improved the forward-reverse response time, together with increased lift and tilt multi-functionality, to enhance productivity and operating experience.”

The cab offers full FOPS Level II operator protection and two steps to make it easier to get in and out. There is a fully adjustable and heated seat, an HVAC system and two-way adjustable steering column. A full glass door and LED lights aid visibility and there is also a DAB+ radio and hands-free function for phone calls.

Bobcat added that controls for differential lock, turtle/rabbit mode, boom float and auxiliary flow control are all at the operator’s fingertips on the top of the joystick. The jog shuttle is used to reach, navigate and confirm the set-up of the L95 on the five-inch LED display, and also to switch quickly to the view provided by the rear-view camera.

The L95 is equipped as standard with a newly enhanced Power Quick-Tach system compatible with ‘widely used’ industry standard couplers. The Power Quick-Tach has been redesigned to ‘simplify and further protect’ the hydraulic connections, Bobcat said, particularly when exchanging attachments. There is also the latest version of the Bob-Tach Adapter for installing approved Bobcat attachments and the Power Bob-Tach system is available as an option.

To run high-flow attachments like a snow blower and angle broom, the L95 can be fitted with a high-flow option, providing a hydraulic flow of 100 l/min. To further improve high-flow attachment performance, Bobcat has increased the pressure from 200 to 225 bar.

The Advanced Attachment Control system is designed to enable operators to switch to an alternative machine control pattern at the touch of a button.