(WEST FARGO, N.D. ” October 2008) Bobcat Company introduces a new line of heavy-duty snow blades that provides snow-removal operators with a long-lasting tool that helps increase productivity. Primary features of these attachments include blade oscillation, a trip edge and a box-style mainframe.
Bobcat® heavy-duty snow blades are available in 86-, 96- and 108-inch models. These snow blades are approved for use on Bobcat S130 to S330 skid-steer loaders, T140 to T320 compact track loaders, V417 VersaHandler® telescopic tool carrier, and two Bobcat exclusives ” the A300 all-wheel steer loader and Toolcat utility work machines.
A double-action cylinder angles the blade 30 degrees to the left or right. Angling the blade is controlled from the cab by a fingertip control, which allows the operator to adjust the blade without removing hands from the loader steering levers. The blade oscillates five degrees to keep in contact with the surface, preventing the need for multiple passes to clear snow.
Damage to snow blade components is prevented by the torsion spring trip edge should the snow blade come in contact with sections of raised concrete on sidewalks or other obstructions.
The box-style mainframe is a heavy-duty and durable design that will keep the snow blade working, especially when used on large-frame loaders.
Most snow is cleared at night or in the early morning, when it is dark. For this reason, Bobcat has painted the snow blades orange so they are more easily seen by the operator.
Optional features include rubber or polyurethane cutting edges and end-wing kits. The end-wing kits make the attachment more versatile by allowing the snow blade to also be used as a snow pusher.