Bobcat gears up to showcase new products at Hillhead 2024


BOBCAT will be showing a number of new products at Hillhead 2024 including the Super Compact TL25.60 telehandler, T86 compact track loader, and S650 skid-steer loader.

The manufacturer will also be showcasing the T40.180SLP 18m telehandler, L85 compact wheel loader, E10z, E27z and E60 mini-excavators, T590 and S76 compact loaders, and models from the Bobcat portable power, compaction and material handling ranges.

As the smallest machine in the range, the new TL25.60 brings the number of rigid frame telehandlers from Bobcat for construction, rental and general handling to 13 models. The machine is powered by a 75 HP Bobcat Stage V engine. It has a lift capacity of 2,500kg, a maximum lift height of 5.9m, and a maximum reach of 3.3m. The Bob-Tach carriage (manual or hydraulic) increases versatility by allowing the TL25.60 to utilise attachments designed for the Bobcat loader range.

John Christofides, regional sales director for Bobcat EMEA, said, “Because job sites are becoming ever tighter on space, telehandlers must also become more compact and agile. We have designed the TL25.60 to not only meet this demand but to be the best compact machine on the market, with the same cab that is used in larger models in the range.”

The T86 compact track loader is the most powerful compact loader Bobcat has ever built. It is powered by 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 Bobcat said improves the cooling capacity of the engine and hydraulic components. This change increases reliability in high-intensity applications such as road construction and forestry work.


John Christofides added, “The T86 has set new industry standards in every area, from in-cab comfort and safety to available power and attachment versatility. The T86 takes what is possible with compact loaders to a whole new level.”

Hillhead provides the first sight in the UK of the new S650 Stage V skid-steer loader. The D24 engine delivers a power output of 55.3 kW (74.2 HP). The loader has a vertical lift path, combining a lift height of 3.1m with a rated operating capacity of 1,227kg and a tipping load of 2,455kg for truck loading and pallet handling. Its wide attachments range also opens up new applications where very high lift capacity, but with a compact-sized loader, are important.