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Bobcat introduce the TL43.80HF

Bobcat telehandler

Manufacturer targets heavy-lift handling with the launch of a new compact telehandler

BOBCAT have introduced a new solution for heavy-lift handling applications with the launch of their new TL43.80HF telehandler.

‘For more 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market – always developing new machines for customers’ needs,’ said senior product manager Olivier Traccucci. ‘The new TL43.80HF is no exception to this legacy as it completes our range of telehandlers and ensures customers can benefit from unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity.’

With its lift capacity of 4.3 tonnes and a maximum lift height of almost 8m, the compact TL43.80HF telehandler combines robustness, rough-terrain ability and ease of use for the operator, whilst its very high stability stems from its box welded frame, low load centre, long wheel base and new rear counterweight. This has allowed Bobcat to minimize the overall dimensions of the machine, resulting in a width of only 2.30m and a length of less than 5.0m from the rear to the fork face.

Together with a short turning radius of just 3.71m, the new telehandler is highly manoeuvrable, making it particularly useful when working in confined environments.

Bobcat say the rough-terrain capability of the TL43.80HF has been optimized for applications such as working and digging in piles of materials thanks to the incorporation of new heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles with limited-slip differential and an available tractive force of up to 90% of the machine weight.

In addition, the TL43.80HF offers, as standard, automatic functions that allow the operator to focus entirely on the work at hand, such as boom cushioning and a reversible fan that helps to keep the cooling system clean in dusty environments.

As with all Bobcat telehandlers, the new TL43.80HF also has, as standard, many smart functions to optimize work on site, including a speed-limiter system that controls speed regardless of the engine rev/min, boom speed adjustments, and an Eco mode that can provide fuel savings of up to 15%.

With the launch of this new machine, Bobcat now offer a range of 15 different rigid-frame telehandler models covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 tonnes and 4.3 tonnes and maximum lift heights from 6m to 18m. All the telehandlers are covered by a three-year/3,000h warranty as standard, with the option of an extended five-year/5,000h warranty.

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