Bobcat launches BHL range for the Middle East

Doosan Infracore delivers Bobcat-branded BHL models for the region with competitive functionality

The B780 is the largest of the four new BHL models for the Middle East.
The B780 is the largest of the four new BHL models for the Middle East.

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Bobcat has launched a new range of backhoe loaders (BHL), comprising four models: the B700, B730, B750 and B780; for sale in markets across the Middle East and Africa.

All four models are powered by the Perkins 1104C-44T 4.4l engine with direct fuel injection and an output of 74.5 kW (100 HP) of power at 2,200rpm and maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1,350rpm, providing enough muscle for demanding applications while ensuring low fuel/oil consumption.

The Perkins engine features a high-quality filtration system for longer life, while its single-side service components mean that scheduled maintenance is simplified, just as it is on the rest of the machine.

In testament to the Bobcat’s confidence in the reliability and durability of the components and the design of the whole powertrain, the OEM is providing a two-year powertrain warranty as standard.

There is also a choice of 4-speed synchroshuttle, powershift or auto powershift transmissions in the different models to meet various applications, including those requiring a significant amount of directional changes on site, combined with a top speed of 40 km/h.

The range is equipped with an open centre hydraulic system, and tandem gear pumps with high flow capacities of 136l/min in the B700 and 154l/min in the B730, B750 and B780 models, respectively.

The BHL range is versatile and, whatever the application – digging, trenching, breaking and material handling, to name but a few – they have the power, combined with a wide range of Bobcat attachments to be readily configured to carry out these applications.

For loader applications, the range offers premium performance with powerful breakout forces, strong full lift capacities and enhanced load over height and reach to meet the most demanding material handling jobs.

The B700 is an entry-level machine which includes many of the features of the next model in the range, the B730, but it has a single loader bucket cylinder with a full cylinder diameter to increase breakout force and reduce maintenance costs with fewer hoses and fittings.

Superior ground clearances of 385 mm in the B780 and 400 mm in the B700, B730 and B750, together with a 25° back ramp angle, also provide excellent climbing performance over steep slopes.

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