Bobcat announces its new L65 and L85 compact wheel loaders offer owners and operators a multi-tool solution to complete a variety of projects. With their heavy lifting capacities and high lift height, Bobcat compact wheel loaders excel at lift-and-carry tasks in crowded work zones and other challenging environments. With standard bucket capacities of up to 1-cubic yard, the L65 and L85 make fast work of tough material handling in landscaping, construction, agriculture and other industries.
In addition to buckets and pallet forks specifically designed and approved for these machines, Bobcat says the L65 and L85 integrate with a variety of other Bobcat attachments. The power Bob-Tach System allows operators to share select attachments across their Bobcat fleet, expanding the versatility of their equipment and giving the most versatility and profitability on the dollar. The operator can also optimize the performance of the attachment relative to that task at hand with attachment control mode. This feature enables you to control the engine and travel speeds separately, allowing for optimal auxiliary hydraulic performance, the company adds.
The L65 and L85 come equipped with a newly redesigned Tier 4 Bobcat engine that delivers efficiency and performance, plus thoughtfully engineered components for simplified routine maintenance. Bobcat says operators will also appreciate the engine’s reliable cold weather starting and a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient, including:
- Large fuel filter to enable better system protection, longer filter life and increased holding capacity.
- Lift pump and self-priming fuel system, which enables continuous forced air outflow and eliminates the need for a primer bulb.
- Pre-filter to protect the lift pump from debris and particles that increase wear and degrade performance
The machines’ articulated steering delivers high maneuverability and a tight turning radius, easily navigating jobsite obstructions and fitting into narrow spaces. Thanks to the electronic hydrostatic transmission (E-HST), the L65 and L85 make quick direction changes efficiently, increasing acceleration and adjusting speed control seamlessly. A powerful combination of the E-HST transmission and horsepower management automatically adjusts the loaders’ drive system to maximize pushing and loading power while minimizing the chance of stalling. Operators can obtain maximum engine and drive torque to match the toughest applications, the company says.
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Bobcat’s z-bar linkage design provides outstanding power while keeping loads parallel with the ground, resulting in minimal spillage and maximum productivity. Combined with an automatic parking brake with slope assist and brake pedal with inching control, Bobcat says owners can feel confident that they can manage their speed and task with power and precision.
Finally, Bobcat says it achieves emissions compliance without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) filter or selective catalyst reduction (SCR), which means reduced components for easier maintenance and no work stoppage due to DPF regeneration. Operators will find optimal service access to key components and checkpoints throughout the compact wheel loaders, simplifying regular maintenance intervals and making it easy to incorporate good service habits into their routine.