Product Report: Bobcat M-Series
| July 16, 2009 |
Step inside Bobcat’s M-Series for a new appreciation of skid-steer visibility
Moved 2 inches forward, the cabs in the initial M-Series line up – the S630 and S650 skid steer loaders and the T630 and T650 compact track loaders – offer noticeable differences, especially in ease of ingress/egress, roominess and visibility. In addition, the front of the cab has been opened up, with a larger door, and easy-access wider center step. Bobcat says these changes have increased visibility by more than 30 percent, especially noticeable when viewing the bucket cutting edge or attachments.
Other in-cab improvements include a 10-percent increase in size, a pressurized cab and an increase of 30 percent in the up-and-down travel of the suspension seat option. Noise inside the cab has been reduced 60 percent, a 5-decibel decrease attained by new engine mounts, changes in the fan and cooling system, and special isolators in the foot pod area.
Hydraulic horsepower has been increased more than 15 percent, and the standard auxiliary hydraulic flow is now 23 gallons per minute at 3,500 pounds per square inch. The high flow option increases this to 30.5 gallons per minute. A new removable hydraulic hose guide makes changing attachments easier.