UK’s First Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ Telescopic Loader Operating in Sheffield


The UK’s first Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ telescopic loader has been purchased by H.R. Skip Hire, based in Sheffield.

The new TL38.70HF Waste Expert model was supplied by AMS Bobcat Limited, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for Lincolnshire and East and South Yorkshire.

Barry Howe, one of the owners at H.R. Skip Hire Document30, said: “We decided to purchase the Bobcat telehandler to meet increasing demand particularly in the summer period at the very busy waste transfer station at our headquarters.

H.R. Skip Hire is a family-run business local to the Sheffield area, with over 25 years' industry experience in the waste and recycling industry, including hiring out an extensive range of top quality 4, 6 and 8 tonne skips and a range of grab wagons.

The firm also also runs its own environment agency-registered waste transfer station, where the company disposes of all processed waste, including soil, concrete and metal, in an environmentally-friendly manner.

“Providing a lifting capacity of 3.8 tonnes and lift height of seven metres, coupled with its excellent specification to meet the tough conditions of the waste and recycling industry, the new TL38.70 Waste Expert machine allows us to increase productivity and throughput,” added Howe.

Together with the TL35.70, TL34.65HF and TL43.80HF models, the TL38.70HF is one of four of Bobcat’s current productivity and high-flow telescopic loaders that are offered as Waste Expert machines.

Powered by Bobcat Stage IV 100 or 130 HP engines, these new Waste Expert models offer lifting capacities from 3.4 to 4.3 tonnes and lifting heights from 6.5 to 8 metres.

The new Waste Expert machines employ heavy-duty Dana Spicer axles and additional reinforced protection. They also incorporate an extra large boom head, a high tensile steel boom, boom cushioning and protected hydraulic rams under and inside the boom.

Like all Bobcat telescopic loaders, the Waste Expert machines have a box welded frame to meet heavy duty cycles and offer a high ground clearance, with a bottom plate along the entire length to protect vital parts.

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