Bobcat has announced the launch of its new L23 and L28 small articulated loaders (SALs), offering high lift capacities in confined spaces, ease-of-use with simple intuitive controls and low ground disturbance for working on any terrain.
The new SALs continue Bobcat’s expansion in the compact wheel loader market and confirm that the company now has the largest loader portfolio of any manufacturer in the world.
Designed and built by Bobcat at the company’s North American facilities, the new SALs offer impressive stability and tipping loads of up to 1.39 tonne. It is therefore easy to place loads with the SALs over trenches and pavements, a task that is further enhanced by the excellent all-round visibility on both machines.
The high lift capacities compared to machine weight are ideal for heavy lift and carry operations in confined areas. The extendable boom on the L28 provides more options for easy placement of loads and counterweight options allow the user to customize the capacity to the application.
The machines’ compact size, with a width of just over one metre combined with a tight turning radius, allow Bobcat SALs to work easily even in tricky and hard to reach areas. Despite their robust construction, the SALs are also built to be light enough for easy transportation.
Entering the SAL market allows Bobcat to extend the breadth and reach of its loader range, increasing business opportunities for both the company and the comprehensive network of Bobcat Authorised Dealers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The new SALs allow Bobcat to attract more customers in the growing landscaping, light construction and municipality maintenance markets, as well as powering growth in agriculture and horticulture.
John Chattaway, Loaders Product Manager at Bobcat, said: "SALs pack a serious punch in a compact, lightweight package that's wonderfully easy to operate, making them a powerful and handy multi-purpose tool for a wide range of applications."
"Both the L23 and L28 are 25 HP machines with intuitive controls that make them ideal for almost any user to operate, appealing to an even wider customer base and extending the reach of Bobcat loader products," he noted.
"The key attributes that SAL users are looking for are a high lifting capacity coupled with stability and low ground disturbance as these machines are mainly used in load and carry applications. Bobcat brings to this market the company’s years of experience in the loader business enabling us to build machines that are safe, reliable and very durable. This adds up to a quality of machine not matched by our competitors," he added.
Bobcat SALs are available with canopy and cab versions, both specially designed to provide extra space where needed for easy entry, exit and operator comfort. The controls are intuitive for all levels of operator experience and an enclosed cab and heated seat are available for colder climates.-TradeArabia News Service