New 10m telehandler from Bobcat
BOBCAT have launched a new 10m telehandler, the T35100, filling the gap between the Bobcat T3571 and T35120 telehandler models, with maximum lifting heights of 7.1m and 12.0m respectively.
Powered by a 74.5kW Perkins 1104C-44T turbo diesel engine, the T35100 telehandler is available in three versions. The top-of-the-range SL model incorporates both stabilizers and a frame-levelling system, the T35100L features just the frame-levelling system, while the T35100 base-level model has neither.
With stabilizers deployed, the maximum lift height of the T35100SL is 11.08m and the lift capacity at this height is 3,200kg. This compares to a capacity of 2,500kg at the maximum lift height of 10.09m for the T35100L and 10.7m for the T35100SL when these units are working on tyres. In addition, at the maximum reach of 7.3m when on stabilizers, the maximum lift capacity of the T35100SL is 1,200kg, while the lift capacity at the maximum reach of 6.91m for the T35100 and T35100L is 600kg when working on tyres.
Like the larger 12m, 14m and 17m Bobcat telehandlers, the T35100 incorporates a new advanced boom made from high-tensile steel. This allows the use of thinner plates and reduces the overall weight of the boom, which in turn lowers the centre of gravity of the machine and increases its stability.
The T35100 telehandler also incorporates several recent improvements that have been made across the entire Bobcat telehandler range. These include new Dana axles and an integrated front axle levelling system. In addition, the cab has been redesigned for improved visibility and the engine compartment has been improved for better engine basket accessibility, more efficient exhaust and piping systems, and reduced noise levels.
An ergonomically designed cab provides a safe and comfortable working environment for the operator, with all function indicator buttons clearly identified and easily accessed from the operator’s position. A proportional joystick ensures smooth, jolt-free extension and retraction of the boom, allowing the operator to execute several functions at the same time.
Furthermore, the electronically regulated hydrostatic transmission featured as standard on all Bobcat telescopic handlers allows the operator to choose between two driving modes – direct drive, where priority is given to travel speed; or soft drive, where priority is given to hydraulic power and torque. In its low-speed mode, the T35100 has a forward/reverse speed range of 0–7km/h, while in the high-speed mode the range is from 0–30km/h.