New Stage V M-Series loadersPublished 27/12, 2019 at 17:07
Enhancing Bobcat’s presence in the skid steer loader market in Europe, the company has launched new versions of its M-Series S450, S510 and S530 models.
These are the first in the range to feature a specially developed Stage V compliant Bobcat engine, with all of the new models being manufactured at the Bobcat compact equipment plant in Dobris in the Czech Republic. The new Stage V M-Series loaders provide operators with increased performance, enhanced comfort and optimised maintenance requirements to maximise job site efficiency. They are designed to continue the success of the Bobcat range globally.
Mike Vought, senior director, product management, commented: “M-series loaders are some of the best-selling models for Bobcat in Europe and the new Stage V machines build on the legacy set by their predecessors. Customers will benefit from the compact size coupled with the high torque and performance of the new engines. The Stage V engines also allow us to add the popular air conditioning and high flow hydraulics options to the 500 series models further increasing operator comfort and performance.”
Skilful design work has ensured that even with the Bobcat Stage V engine incorporated, the small dimensions of the new S450, S510 and S530 skid steer loaders are maintained. They possess both a compact size and low weight, meaning they can work and manoeuvre easily in tight spaces and be easily transported. The new Bobcat engine also provides 37% more torque and fast recovery from overload compared to the previous machines. This provides increased comfort for the operator as they can work with the same power at lower RPM.
Another very important advantage derived from the Bobcat engine is the availability of a new high flow hydraulics option for the S510 and S530 Stage V models. This further expands the exceptional versatility of these machines allowing them to be used with higher flow attachments such as sweepers, planers and wheel saws. By offering the same power at lower RPM, the new Bobcat engine provides a significant decrease in noise levels, reducing operator fatigue and lowering fuel consumption for the same type of work. In addition, with an engine equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) as standard, users can work in emission regulated zones such as city and town centres.