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New Holland Celebrates 50 Years Of Skid Steer Offering

New Holland Celebrates 50 Years Of Skid Steer Offering

New Holland Skid Steer Loaders Pioneered Key Features In Operator Safety And Productivity. Recognizing 50 Years Of Experience In This Sector New Holland To Offer Special 50 Years Edition Machines. The Skid Steer Loader Has Become An Essential Tool And Necessary Investment For Everyday Chores For Many Farms Landscapers And Construction Operations. It Is Also A Key Part Of New Holland’s Brand Dna And This Year We Recognize 50 Years Of Innovation And Leadership In Skid Steer Loaders. The Birth Of The New Holland Skid Steer Took Place In Haytools Design When An Engineer Discovered That His Mower Design Could Be Turned On Its Side To Achieve An Upward And Forward Reaching Motion – The Foundation Of What Would Become New Holland’s Industry Exclusive Super Boom® Vertical Lift Loader Design. In 1971 New Holland Built First Its Production Skid Steer Loader The L35 Which Introduced Many Industry Firsts To The Market. Its Vertical Lift Design Allowed For Greater Reach And Improved Clearance For Loading And Its Longer Wheelbase Provided A Smooth Steady Ride For Operators. New Holland Also Took The Leader Position In Operator Safety With The L35 Being The First Manufacturer To Introduce Roll Over And Falling Object Protection. Over The Past Five Decades New Holland Has Improved The Design And Functionality Of The Original L35 Increasing Reach And Load Capacity Reducing Cycle Times And Extending The Skid Steer Line Up To Include Compact Track Loaders. The Latest 300 Series Is Offered In 12 New Models Ranging From 60 To 114 Gross Hp And Rated Operating Capacity From 1600 – 6200 Pounds. The Redesigned 300 Series Provides Superior Visibility Greater Height And Reach And A Simpler Operator Interface Compared. The 300 Series Was Designed With The Operator In Mind. New Features Like Maintenance Tracking Engine Protection And Ignition Time Out To Ensure Maximum Uptime And Productivity. The 8 Inch Lcd Multifunction Display With Backup Camera Conveniently Shows Machine Performance Engine Data. Along With The Easy To Navigate Features The Display Offers The Versatility Of Electro Hydraulic Control Settings Allowing The Operator To Customize And Adjust The Machine’s Settings To Individual Preferences And Needs. To Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Milestone New Holland Is Celebrating With Its New And Existing Customer Base. For Customers Who Purchase A Skid Steer During The Anniversary Celebration A “50 Years Edition” Decal Will Be Added To The Rear Left Hand Side Of All Skid Steers Built Between June 1 And December 31 2021.

New Range Of Small Articulated Loaders From Bobcat

New Range Of Small Articulated Loaders From Bobcat

Bobcat Has Launched The Company’s New L And L Small Articulated Loaders (Sa Ls) Offering High Lift Capacities In Confined Spaces Ease Of Use With Simple Intuitive Controls And Low Ground Disturbance For Working On Any Terrain. The New Sa Ls Continue Bobcat’s Expansion In The Compact Wheel Loader Market And Confirm That The Company Now Has The Largest Loader Portfolio Of Any Manufacturer In The World. Designed And Built By Bobcat At The Company’s North American Facilities The New Sa Ls Offer Impressive Stability And Tipping Loads Of Up To 1.39 Tonne. It Is Therefore Easy To Place Loads With The Sa Ls Over Trenches And Pavements A Task That Is Further Enhanced By The Excellent All Round Visibility On Both Machines. The High Lift Capacities Compared To Machine Weight Are Ideal For Heavy Lift And Carry Operations In Confined Areas. The Extendable Boom On The L28 Provides More Options For Easy Placement Of Loads And Counterweight Options Allow The User To Customize The Capacity To The Application. The Machines’ Compact Size With A Width Of Just Over One Metre Combined With A Tight Turning Radius Allow Bobcat Sa Ls To Work Easily Even In Tricky And Hard To Reach Areas. Despite Their Robust Construction The Sa Ls Are Also Built To Be Light Enough For Easy Transportation. New Sa Ls Increase Reach Of Bobcat Loader Range Entering The Sal Market Allows Bobcat To Extend The Breadth And Reach Of Its Loader Range Increasing Business Opportunities For Both The Company And The Comprehensive Network Of Bobcat Authorised Dealers Throughout Europe The Middle East And Africa. The New Sa Ls Allow Bobcat To Attract More Customers In The Growing Landscaping Light Construction And Municipality Maintenance Markets As Well As Powering Growth In Agriculture And Horticulture. John Chattaway Loaders Product Manager At Bobcat Said: “Sa Ls 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.” Easy To Use Operation And Controls Bobcat Sa Ls Are Available With Canopy And Cab Versions Both Specially Designed To Provide Extra Space Where Needed For Easy Entry Exit And Operator Comfort. The Controls Are Intuitive For All Levels Of Operator Experience And An Enclosed Cab And Heated Seat Are Available For Colder Climates. A Simple Intuitive Twin Pedal Design On The Sa Ls Enables Quick And Easy Direction Changes: One Pedal Moves The Machine Forward The Other Puts It Into Reverse. These Travel Controls Are Easy For Operators To Master Making The Sal A Great Choice For Seasonal Employees Or Rental Customers. It Is Also Convenient And Simple For Operators Who Need To Master Controls For Multiple Machines. In Addition To Its Impressive Lift Capacity The L28 Has A Telescoping Lift Arm That Extends The Lifting Height And Reach. It Also Includes An Innovative Dual Cylinder Design That Keeps The Load Level As The Operator Moves The Bucket And Handles Materials At Height. The Telescopic Cylinder Is Synchronized With A Hydraulic Levelling Link Providing Assistance With Levelling And Helping To Prevent Spillage Over The Back Of The Bucket Again Greatly Improving Ease Of Use And Productivity. To Ensure The New Sa Ls Are Truly Multi Purpose Machines Bobcat Has Utilised The Company’s Unmatched Expertise In Attachments To Develop A Special Version Of The Proprietary Bob Tach Attachment Mounting System Allowing The Use Of Both S70 Mt55 And S100 S450 Approved Attachments. The Dependable In Line Mounted High Torque Engine Is Stage V Certified But Mechanically Governed So That It Can Be Used In All Regions. The Efficient Cooling System On The Sa Ls Offers Improved Operation And Component Protection For Class Leading Performance. Excellent Attributes For Groundcare Work Specifically Designed Not To Damage Surfaces Bobcat Sa Ls Achieve Very Minimal Ground Disturbance Not Only Through The Use Of An Articulated Joint Which Enables The Rear Tyres To Match The Front Tyre Path When Turning But Also The Turf Safe Mode That Limits Wheel Slippage. This Means Bobcat Sa Ls Are Ideal For Those Landscaping Construction And Maintenance Projects Where Space Is Minimal And Ground Care Is Needed. Depending On The Operating Conditions Bobcat Sa Ls Automatically Enable One Of Two Traction Modes: High Traction Mode For Control Over Rough And Slippery Terrain Or Turf Safe Mode For The Least Possible Ground Disturbance. In The High Traction Mode When The Steering Wheel Is Not Turning Improved Traction Provides Excellent Control And Mobility Over Rough Or Slippery Terrain. The Turf Safe Mode Allows Active Steering And Keeps The Wheels From Scrubbing On The Ground Causing The Least Possible Ground Disturbance. In Addition An Optional Traction Assist Similar To A Differential Lock Enables The Operator To Momentarily Override The Automatic Modes To Travel Through Adverse Conditions At The Touch Of A Switch. Main Specifications Bobcat Sal L23 L28 Engine Power 18k W (25 Hp) Hydraulic Flow Pressure 45.8lpm 20 M Pa Operating Weight 1719kg 1903kg Tipping Load (Straight) 1265kg 1391kg Roc (Straight Retracted) 633kg 696kg Travel Speed 13.2kph 13.4kph Overall Width 1105mm 1118mm Lift Height (*Extended) 2169mm *2650mm

Compact Leader

Compact Leader

With A Number Of New Machine Launches In The Past 2 Months – Including The Latest Generation 100 Horsepower R Series B730 Backhoe Loader – Bobcat’s Range Of Compact Construction Equipment Has Never Been Larger Says Gaby Rhayem Bobcat’s Regional Director For The Middle East And Africa. Bobcat’s Launch Calendar Has Been Extraordinarily Busy Over The Past 12 Months Including An All New Backhoe Loader Rotary Telehandlers And Compaction Equipment. In All It Has Launched More Than 48 New Machines Under The ‘Next Is Now’ Banner. Yet Coupled With Excitement Around The New Kit Has Been Disappointment That Customers And Dealers Haven’t Been Able To Attend Launches In Person And Get Acquainted With The Machines First Hand. There Have Been Widely Viewed Online Launches And Customers Have Also Been Able To Experience The Machines Through Walk Around Videos And Video Calls With Dealers. But It’s Seeing Machines Being Put Through Their Paces By Skilled Operators On A Testing Ground – Such As The One At Bobcat’s Site At Dobříš In The Czech Republic – Or Getting Hands On And Driving The Machine Themselves That Can Can Give Customers Extra Appreciation For A Machine’s Productivity Its Nuances And Key Features. For Gaby Rhayem Regional Director For Middle East And Africa At Doosan Bobcat Emea Virtual Events Also Lack The All Important Personal Elements That Are Part And Parcel Of Business In The Middle East And Africa. Customers From These Regions Are Also Especially Eager To See Touch And Experience Machines Firsthand He Says: “Here In The Middle East The Overall Relationship – Talking About The Weather Family Their Work And Then Talking About The Machine – Is Especially Important. Unfortunately We Have Missed This In A Year When We Have Completely Changed Our Product Line And Launched So Many Products.” Best Known For Its Skid Steer Loaders Telehandlers And Mini Excavators Bobcat Has Been On A Mission To Grow Its Range Of Compact Equipment To Become A One Stop Shop For Contractors And Municipalities. If There Are Gaps In The Machines Available It Can Mean The Brand Misses Out On Business In A Case Where A Customer Wants To Source All Their Machines In A Single Contract From One Supplier. Meanwhile There Are Also Cost Benefits For Contractors When Using A Large Fleet Of Bobcat Machines Including Cross Functionality Of Attachments Across Equipment Including Loaders Backhoes And Telehandlers. Currently Bobcat Has Strong Market Share Across Key Segments Such As Skid Steer And Tracked Loaders Mini Excavators And Telehandlers – Proof That Its Machines Are Popular With Fleet Managers And Operators Alike. It Enjoys Particular Success With Its Compact Excavators Including The 3.7 Tonne E37 Which Hits A Sweet Spot In Terms Of Weight Class Requirements In The Middle East Says Rhayem. When It Comes To The New Launches The All Important Machine For The Middle East And Africa Is The Backhoe Loader. Bobcat First Launched A Range Of Bh Ls In 2016 Allowing It To Contest The Segment. Since Then It Has Done Quite Well In Terms Of Market Share Says Rhayem But He Believes The New Machine – The R Series B730 Which Replaces The First Generation B700 B730 And B750 Models – Will Prove Even More Popular. Headline Features Include A Best In Class Perkins 100 Horsepower (74.6 K W) Engine With A Maximum Torque Of 408 Nm Manual Or (Optional) Auto Shift Transmission And Best Inclass Reach And Wide Working Areas At Both The Front And Rear. There Is Also A New Roomy 6 Pillar Cab With Excellent All Round Visibility With An Enlarged Rear Sliding Window And Angled Flat Glass Side Windows. A New Feature For The R Series Bhl Is That The Operator Can Choose Between Iso Sae Or Cross (X) Backhoe Controls While The Customer Can Build Their Preferred Control Pattern Or Change To Pilot Controls With A Selectable Control Pattern. That Was One Piece Of Important Feedback From Customers From The First Generation Bh Ls – That Drivers Want To Be Able To Operate The Machine With The Control Configuration They Are Most Comfortable With Allowing Them To Achieve Maximum Productivity From Day One Notes Rhayem. “Now We Have A Very Beautiful New Generation Of Backhoe Loader It Puts Us Ahead In Terms Of Design And Driver Experience – We Have One Of The Most Spacious Cabs” He Says. “And You Can Really Feel The 100 Horsepower Engine – Drivers Say That It’s As If The Machine Has No Limit You Can Push And Push It To The Maximum.” Bobcat Also Launched A New Generation Of Rotary Telehandlers With Four Machines For Mea (And Other Regions With Similar Engine Requirements) That Have Lifting Heights From 18 To 25 M And Lifting Capacities From 4 To 6 Tonnes. Often Called 3 In 1 Machines Rotary Telehandlers Combine The Attributes Of A Telehandler With Those Of An Aerial Working Platform And A Crane And Are Mainly Used In Construction And Industrial Maintenance. That Multi Functionality Means The Rotary Telehander Range Should Be Well Utilised In The Region Says Rhayem. Another Machine Of Note For The Mea Markets Is The L23 A Small Articulated Loader. With A 25 Horsepower Engine It’s Ideal For Applications Requiring Small Machines Such As Municipal Gardens While It Can Use The Same Attachments As The S450 Skid Steer Loader. Bobcat Also Launched New Compact Wheel Loaders But For Now These Will Only Be Sold In Higher Emission Standard Markets In Europe. And The List Goes On. In A New Business Area For The Brand Bobcat Has Also Launched A Comprehensive Offering Of Light Compaction Tools. Developed In Cooperation With The Well Known Ammann Group The Range Comprises Seven Different Product Families And Will Ultimately Offer 37 Models From Vibratory Rammers Weighing 29 Kg Up To 2.6 Tonne Tandem Rollers. It Includes Two Dual Drum Walk Behind Rollers Which Can Be Used For Compacting Bituminous Material But Also For Light Earthwork And Other Compaction Tasks And Which Have An Integrated Water Sprinkler System As Standard And Dual Amplitude Setting To Switch Between Soilgravel And Asphalt Bituminous Compaction Modes. Two Trench Rollers Are On Offer – One Articulated And One Skid Steered. There Are Also Five Articulated Ride On Tandem Rollers From 1.2t Up To 2.6t. The Light Tool Line Up Includes Six Vibratory Rammers (From 29 To 89 Kg) With Reduced Vibration Handle And A State Of Theart Cad Calculated Weight Distribution; Six Different Vibratory Forward Plates Ranging From 54 To 115 Kg; 12 Reversible Vibratory Plates Which Operate With A Twin Shaft System Enabling Change Of Direction During Compaction And A Better Compaction Force; And Four Hydrostatic Plates Weighing Between 450 And 582 Kg. Bobcat Is Looking To Ramp Up Production Of Key Models This Year To Meet Demand. ‘The Confidence Is Back’ Reflecting On A Turbulent 12 Months For The Business Rhayem Notes That The Company Was Able To Essentially Maintain Production Continuously At Its Two Main Production Facilities Serving The Emea Markets At Dobříš Where It Produces Loaders And Mini Excavators And Pontchâteau In France Where It Manufacturers Telescopic Loaders And Handlers. Maintaining Production At A Time When Others Were Idle Even Allowed Them To Increase Their Market Share In Countries. In The Middle East They Retained Virtually Their Full Time While They Are Reinforcing Its Footprint In Africa Especially Central And Sub Saharan Africa. They Have Also Re Entered Markets Including Libya And Yemen. While There Was A Collapse In Demand Associated With Lockdowns In The Second Quarter Of 2020 In The Second Half Of Last Year They Saw A Strong Pick Up In Key Markets In The Middle East Including Saudi Arabia And Acceleration Of Demand In Many Countries In Africa. Gaby Rhayem Bobcat’s Regional Director For The Middle East And Africa. Now Some Countries In The Middle East Are Almost Back To A Normal Situation Including The Uae Whereas Some Countries Are Still Affected By Covid 19 Such As Oman And Kuwait. “Overall The Situation In The Middle East Is Coming Back To Normal. Confidence Is Back. Business Is Back. We As A Supplier Are Struggling Now – Logistics Including A Lack Of Containers Rising Steel Prices – All Of This Has Made Things More Difficult” Says Rhayem. Lead Times Have Increased On Popular Models But They Are Expecting To Catch Up With Demand By June With Increased Output From Their Factories. 2021 Will Be Better Than 2020 Believes Rhayem – In Part Because Of The Requirement To Complete Projects Connected With Major Events Such As Expo 2020 In Dubai And The Fifa World Cup In Qatar Meaning Increased Pace Of Work. “Overall We Are On A Positive Trend From An Industry Point Of View.” They Have Also Completed Big Deals In Egypt With Municipalities And Governments Due To A Push In The Country To Develop Small Towns Around The Country Something Which Requires A Large Amount Of Compact Equipment. “In One Deal Alone We Sold A Significant Number Of Mini Excavators On Top Of Many Skid Steers And Telehandlers So Egypt Has Been The Cherry On The Cake.” Reflecting On The Value Of Bobcat Rhayem Says That The Market Recognition Of The Quality Of Their Equipment Is Demonstrated By Strong Resale Values. At A Recent Used Equipment Auction In Abu Dhabi Rhayem Witnessed Bobcat Skid Steers From 2008 Selling For $8000 – Representing Almost 40% Of The Price Of The New Machine And A 2004 Skid Steer Selling For $6750. Meanwhile Comparable Machines From Competitors Sold For Less. “It’s Really Amazing For Machines That Are 12 15 Years Old To Be Sold At This Price. And It Shows How Bobcat Really Has A Very Good Reputation In The Market. This Is Where We Are Very Strong” Concludes Rhayem.

New Bobcat Loader At Essehof Zoo In Germany

New Bobcat Loader at Essehof Zoo in Germany

A New Bobcat Compact Loader Is Keeping Things Tidy At The Essehof Zoo In Lower Saxony In Germany. The Bobcat Machine Was Chosen By The Zoo Owner Gregor Wilhelm For Its Compact Dimensions The High Hydraulic Performance And The Excellent Lifting Forces As Well As The Large Portfolio Of Available Attachments That Make Bobcat Compact Loaders Like This The Perfect Machines For Use In Zoos. With Its 300 Animals And 40 Different Species Living On A Ten Hectare Outdoor Area The Essehof Zoo Is A Real Favourite With The Public In Lower Saxony. Gregor Wilhelm Is From The Second Generation Of His Family To Run The Zoo And He Is Personally Responsible For Its Development Maintenance And Operations. Commenting On The New Bobcat A770 Compact Loader And Its Range Of Bobcat Attachments He Said: “When Looking For A Successor For Our 6.5 Tonne Wheel Loader The Important Criteria For Me Were That It Should Be As Compact A Vehicle As Possible With High Lifting Power And Good Hydraulic Performance. The Machine Also Had To Have As Low A Ground Pressure As Possible So That The Pavements And Other Surfaces At The Zoo Are Not Damaged.” Teamwork Between Dealer And Customer The New Bobcat Compact Loader Was Chosen After A 2 Week Trial. Mr Wilhelm Added: “Our Dealer Müller Maschinen Gmb H Provided Us With A Bobcat A770 And A Wide Range Of Attachments For Two Weeks. That Is Excellent Service.” During This Time The Advantages Compared To The Old Wheel Loader Quickly Became Obvious: The Bobcat Loader Protects The Ground And The Roadspavements And The Lifting Force Also Turned Out To Be Excellent. “We Also Build Structures Using Large Boulders On The Site. Some Weigh Up To 3 Tonne. Lifting These Is No Problem For The Bobcat. I Was Also Very Enthusiastic About The Bobcat Dumping Hopper Attachment. Thanks To Its Low Height It Can Easily Be Filled By Hand Up To 2.5 M³. So We Kept It Here” Mr Wilhelm Explained. Thanks To The High Hydraulic Power The New Bobcat Machine Can Also Handle Heavier Earthworks And Levelling Work. The Bobcat Rotary Mower Attachment Also Helps In Maintenance Work. “Our Goal Is To Make Our Customers' Every Day Lives Easier And To Offer Tailor Made Solutions. The Broad Portfolio Of Attachments Makes Every Bobcat Loader A Real All Rounder That Can Be Used In Many Ways” Said Ulf Ahrens From Müller Maschinen Gmb H. Bobcat Pressure Washer Attachment In Addition To The Dumping Hopper Backhoe Mower And Pallet Fork Attachments One Of The Latest Bobcat Attachments Is Also Used In The Zoo: The Bobcat Pressure Washer. "I'm Very Impressed With The High Pressure Water Cleaner Because It Really Makes Maintenance Of The Park A Much Easier Job To Do" Mr Wilhelm Explained. The Pressure Washer Attachment With Its 800 L Water Tank In Combination With The New Bobcat Compact Loader Can Reach All Places On The Ten Hectare Area That Have To Be Cleaned Regularly. Mr Wilhelm Continued: “Even In Inaccessible Parts Of The Park We Can Use The Attachment To Reach And Clean These Areas. Thanks To The Integrated Cleaning Gun With A 20 Metre Long Hose Benches Roofs Bridges And Equipment Can Be Cleaned Effortlessly. In Contrast To Conventional High Pressure Cleaners Water Hoses And Power Cables Do Not Have To Be Dragged Back And Forth. The Engine And Hydraulic Power Of The Bobcat A770 Provides The Attachment With All The Energy It Needs To Perform Outstandingly Anywhere In The Park.” The Bobcat Story At The Zoo In Addition To The New Ultra Modern A770 The S70 The Smallest Compact Loader Model From Bobcat Has Also Been Part Of The Essehof Fleet For Years. “The Little Bobcat Is Mainly Used For Work In The Stables. Thanks To Its Small Dimensions It Can Go Anywhere” Said Mr Wilhelm. The Zoo Was Already Familiar With The Bobcat Brand Before The New Equipment Purchase Because Mr Wilhelm’s Father Also Bought His Machines From Müller Maschinen. “My Father Always Obtained His Machines From The Ahrens Family At Müller Maschinen. I Was Able To Gain My First Experience With Skid Steer Loaders At The Age Of 12 On A Classic Bobcat 310 We Had Then” Mr Wilhelm Said. Truly The Bobcat Brand The Versatile Lynx Of The Machinery World Has Been A Mainstay At Essehof Zoo Alongside The European Lynxs That Have Lived There For Many Years.

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