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Bobcat launch new EVO-generation rotary telehandlers

Bobcat TR38160 rotary telehandler

Latest machines combine comfort, safety and ease of use with higher performance and increased productivity

BOBCAT have launched the company’s new EVO generation of Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim rotary telescopic handlers, providing a major step forward in the design of rotary telehandler products worldwide.

The new EVO range comprises four models – the TR38160, TR50190, TR50210 and TR40250 rotary telehandlers, providing maximum lifting heights of 15.7m, 18.7m, 20.5m and 24.1m respectively.


The new EVO rotary telehandlers have been designed to be easy-to-use machines, combining more comfortable and safer operation with the latest developments in the field and a wide range of new features that offer higher performance and increased productivity.

The TR38160 EVO model (pictured) is powered by the Kubota V-3800 DI T 3.8 L 4-cylinder Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim-compliant diesel engine providing 74.5kW (100hp) of power at a rated speed of 2,600 rev/min. The new telehandler offers a maximum lifting capacity of 3.8 tonnes and a maximum horizontal reach of 13.4m.

The TR50190, TR50210 and TR40250 models are powered by the FPT-NEF Series 4.5L Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim diesel engine with an output of 105kW (141hp). The TR50190 and TR50210 models both have a lift capacity of 5.0 tonnes, whilst the TR40250 telehandler has lift capacity of 4.0 tonnes.  The maximum horizontal reach in the three models is 16.4m, 18.0m and 20.5m respectively.

The 400° rotating capability of the TR38160 model and the 360° turntable rotation available in the TR50190, TR50210 and TR40250 telehandlers allow the machines to serve the needs of an entire site from just one position. Capable of being set up in a matter of minutes, the new EVO generation telehandlers offer a high level of stability for lifting heavy materials either vertically or horizontally, increasing safety and efficiency on site.

An auto wheels alignment feature, which is optional on the TR38160 model and standard on the other three models, allows the operator to easily change the steering modes – the three auto-alignment steering modes provide ample manoeuvrability, even in tight and difficult working environments. The stabilizers have both individual and all-at-once activation to ensure machine stability in all types of terrain.

All four models have a new higher-mounted cab for improved visibility, whilst a larger back window opens up the field of vision to the rear of the machines, ensuring even better overall spatial awareness for the operator. As well as better forward vision, the curved front window also provides better visibility of the attachment at height and the glass cab door ensures optimum side visibility.

Designed with the operator in mind, the new cab unites the excellent visibility with a high level of comfort for the operator. The steering wheel column and the comfortable, ergonomic pneumatic suspension seat can be easily adjusted to suit the operator. The cab also offers semi-automatic air conditioning for further operator comfort.

In operation, the Double Sensi-Touch joystick controls offer increased functions for the operator, whilst important machine functions are displayed on the new digital display control panel. An ergonomic control array ensures that all the main machine controls are within easy reach of the operator, providing an extra level of safety and controllability.

Bobcat say the EVO generation telehandlers are able to take performance to the next level thanks to new electronic architecture and advanced software. CAN Bus management technology guarantees smooth and precise functions, with all boom and swing operations monitored by digital sensors located on the main components of the machine. Boom position and capacity is shown at all times, providing total machine control and safety in all situations.

Self-diagnostics and troubleshooting keep the operator informed about the machine’s status at all times, providing notifications of maintenance requirements as well as facilitating service and repairs.

The configuration and parameters for a wide range of attachments are also stored as standard and there is an intuitive and user-friendly system for selecting work tools, allowing the operator to easily change between the large number of attachments offered. The new EVO-generation telehandlers are also ready for use with a choice of six different man platform attachments. These form part of a complete line of attachments that includes buckets, extension jibs, winches and pallet forks.

Furthermore, a wide range of options allows buyers to customize the machines according to their needs, including remote control; an anti-theft immobilizer; a carriage with hydraulic attachment lock; and a cold-start system.


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