Bobcat’s new V519 telehandler features versatile controls, Bob-Tach attachment compatibility

Updated Oct 8, 2016


Bobcat has launched a new telehandler that marks the first model of its size to feature the company’s Bob-Tach quick attachment mounting system (full list of attachments below).

bobcat-v519-image-3Powered by a Bobcat D34 engine generating 74 horsepower, the new V519 telehandler features a two-stage boom with a reach of more than 10 feet, a lift height of 19 feet and lift capacity of up to 5,500 pounds.

The D34 engine does not require the use of a diesel particulate filter and features an Eco mode to reduce fuel consumption in tasks that do not require full power.

A two-speed hydrostatic drive system is standard on the V519. Bobcat says that the machine comes to a stop when the operator’s foot leaves the pedal. An exclusive feature to the V519 engages an automatic parking brake whenever the machine idles when it is stopped, such as in neutral, to avoid unintentional movement.

A speed management feature allows operators to dial in a percentage of normal speed whenever full auxiliary hydraulic flow is needed without full travel speed. Plus and minus buttons located on the machine’s full-function joystick allow for dialing in the desired speed.

The joystick also controls travel direction, boom up and down, carriage tilt, auxiliary control and two-stage boom extension.

An enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning in standard on the V519 and designed for all-day comfort with automotive-style directional air vents, adjustable steering column and suspension seat. Also standard on the machine are turn signals, road and work lights and a backup alarm. A keyless start system is optional.


As mentioned earlier, the V519 features the Bob-Tach quick attachment system. The following attachments are approved for use with the machine:

  • Angle broom
  • Auger mounting frame
  • Augers: direct drive and planetary drive
  • Bale fork
  • Buckets: 84- and 88-inch heavy-duty construction/industrial
  • Combination bucket
  • Flail cutter
  • Industrial fork and grapple
  • Pallet fork, floating
  • Pallet fork frame, heavy-duty
  • Rock bucket
  • Root grapple
  • Snow and light material bucket
  • Snow blade, heavy-duty
  • Snow bucket
  • Snow pusher
  • Snowblower
  • Soil conditioner
  • Sweeper
  • Truss boom