Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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S K I D S T E E R S 41 Bobcat M2-Series Models Boost Productivity and Operator Comfort Advice to Buyers "Before moving up to a larger compact track loader, consider models with 74 hp or less," says Mike Fitzger- ald, loader product special- ist with Bobcat Co. "Many manufacturers offer several models that offer similar per- formance to the larger horse- power models, but they do not require advanced Tier 4 diesel engine aftertreatment systems such as selective cat- alytic reduction [SCR] with diesel exhaust fluid [DEF], keeping in mind that certain compact track loaders meet Tier 4 compliance with a non-DPF solution." I n 1999, Bobcat Co. introduced the company's compact track loader line, call- ing it the industry's first American-made compact track loader with a solid- mounted undercarriage. Today's Bobcat compact track loader lineup includes nine models with radial- and vertical-lift-path configurations — from the 56-in.- wide T450 to the 100-hp T870. On the large end, the T870 has a maximum lift height of 12 ft, making it the highest lifting compact track loader in the compact equipment industry, says Bobcat. In fall 2016, Bobcat expanded on the popularity of its M-Series loaders with the M2-Series compact track loaders. M2-Series compact track loaders offer a variety of performance, operator comfort and visibility enhancements to help increase your productivity and provide enhanced uptime protection. The M2-Series lineup includes Bobcat 400-, 500-, 600-, 700- and 800-frame-size compact track loaders. M2-Series loaders have been enhanced to increase operator comfort with the placement of new front and rear cab isolators, door seals and side screen damp- ers. These design elements re- duce noise, vibration and dust inside the compact loader cab. Also, a lift cylinder cushioning feature slows down the loader arms before they reach the lift arm stops for smoother move- ments and increased comfort. A solid-mount undercarriage delivers easier track undercar- riage clean out, better ride quality, improved rear clear- ance, interchangeable tracks and enhanced ground clear- ance, says Bobcat. The option- al Roller Suspension system utilizes an all-steel suspension, which increases durability and provides a smooth ride. Compact track loader op- tions include two-speed travel to boost top travel speed by as much as 57 percent and reduce travel time across jobsites. An optional deluxe instrument panel helps to monitor ma- chine performance, minimize downtime and improve productivity. For added comfort, an enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is available. Bobcat compact track loaders also provide a non-DPF solution which is achieved by designing an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine. The ULPC is accomplished through a specially designed engine combustion chamber that sig- nificantly reduces the amounts of particulate matter created during combustion. Therefore, Tier 4 emissions compliance can be achieved without using a DPF. T R A C K L O A D E R S Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Operating Capacity 35 Percent Operating Weight (Ground Pressure) Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin T450 58.2 hp 2,000 lbs 1,400 lbs 6,148 lbs (4.7 psi) 4,000 lbs 9 ft, 2 in. (Radial) T550 62.9 hp 2,850 lbs 1,995 lbs 7,557 lbs (4.9 psi) 5,700 lbs 9 ft, 6 in. (Radial) T590 62.9 hp 3,000 lbs 2,100 lbs 7,822 lbs (5.1 psi) 6,000 lbs 9 ft, 10 in. (Vertical) T595 70.5 hp 3,142 lbs 2,200 lbs 8,022 lbs (5.1 psi) 6,285 lbs 9 ft, 10 in. (Vertical) T630 70.5 hp 3,000 lbs 2,100 lbs 8,555 lbs (5.3 psi) 6,000 lbs 10 ft, 1 in. (Radial) T650 70.5 hp 3,670 lbs 2,570 lbs 9,113 lbs (5.7 psi) 7,343 lbs 10 ft, 4 in. (Vertical) T740 70.9 hp 4,571 lbs 3,200 lbs 10,127 lbs (4.1 psi) 9,143 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) T770 88.2 hp 4,960 lbs 3,475 lbs 10,515 lbs (4.2 psi) 9,929 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) T870 (Torsion) 95.9 hp 5,200 lbs 3,650 lbs 12,925 lbs (4.8 psi) 10,871 lbs 12 ft (Vertical)

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