New Bobcat products to be shown for first time at Plantworx

3 May 2023

With new technologies emerging all the time, Plantworx allows industry professionals to see first-hand demonstrations of equipment in use. It allows visitors to see the latest innovations that companies have to offer, offering a face-to-face environment to learn, understand, and discuss the future of construction.

The 2023 show is shaping up to be a great display! With the new ‘Get Connected Zone’, showcasing some of the best technology providers currently offering usable products for the industry. You can even compete in the Ultimate Showdown of Earthmoving Skills Competition, where Plantworx invites you to show off your machine driving skills!

What will we see at Plantworx?

Amongst the brands on display this year, Bobcat have released an impressive line-up for what they plan on bringing to the show. Here is everything we expect to see:

The New TL25.60 Super Compact Telehandler from Bobcat

It might be small, but it still packs a punch! The new TL25.60 telehandler has been designed for simplicity of use, excellent stability, optimum comfort, and safe operation in any type of application.

The TL25.60 is powered by a 75 HP Bobcat Stage V engine. The machine has a rated operating capacity of 2500 kg, offers a maximum lift height of 5.9 m and a maximum reach of 3.3 m. The Bob-Tach carriage (manual or hydraulic) increases versatility by allowing the TL25.60 to utilise attachments designed for the Bobcat loader range.

The T86 – The Most Powerful Compact Track Loader Ever from Bobcat

TL 86

Delivering a higher engine and hydraulic output, the 5087 kg T86 is the most powerful compact track loader Bobcat has ever built, offering a rated operating capacity of 1780 kg and a tipping load of 3175 kg. Utilising a well-proven Stage V compliant 3.4 l Bobcat engine, producing 78 kW (105 HP) at 2600 RPM, the T86 can be configured for the first time with three different auxiliary functions.

There is a standard flow configuration providing 87 l/min for applications such as load and carry, or where low hydraulic flow attachments are used. Bobcat also offers two additional hydraulic performance functions using the new Electronic Displacement Control (EDC) Pump: A High Flow function giving 138 l/min and a new, industry unique Super Flow function taking auxiliary flow to 159 l/min. Typically, the Super Flow function increases productivity with like-for-like attachments by 15 to 20%.

Commenting on these new product introductions, John Christofides, Regional Sales Director, UK/Ireland, Nordics, Baltics and Eastern Europe for Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “Because job sites are becoming ever tighter on space, telehandlers must also become more compact and agile. We have designed the new Bobcat TL25.60 to not only meet this demand but to be the best compact machine on the market. The T86 is also an exceptional machine – the most powerful compact track loader we have ever built, providing even more versatility as both a tool carrier and a workhorse.”

Largest Loader Portfolio in the World

The T86 is part of what is now the largest loader portfolio of any manufacturer in the world. This will be ably demonstrated by Bobcat at Plantworx by the presence of both the L85 compact wheel loader in the Static area and the company’s L28 small articulated loader in the Demo area. 

High performance is assured by the combination of the powerful Bobcat engine and the hydraulics in the L85. This is complemented by the high stability, breakout, push and pull forces and a comprehensive selection of Bobcat attachments. The L28 is ideal for a multitude of tasks in a very wide range of industries, offering high lift capacities in confined spaces, ease-of-use with simple intuitive controls and low ground disturbance for working on any terrain.

Ground Maintenance Equipment

Bobcat’s new line-up of innovative Ground Maintenance Equipment (GME) will be on display for the first time at Plantworx. The GME range comprises compact tractors, zero-turn mowers and turf equipment, supplemented by the company’s existing mini track and small articulated loaders. Bobcat is offering three Compact Tractor platforms – the 1000, 2000 and 4000 series – which feature nine new models from 25 to 58 HP designed to meet the varying needs of customers in Europe.

Light Compaction Range

Compaction applications are a required part of numerous industries, and no construction site is complete without a soil and asphalt compactor. To meet this demand, Bobcat is showing the company‘s Light Compaction Product Line for the first time at Plantworx. Altogether, the Bobcat light compaction range comprises seven different product families and offers 37 models, from vibratory rammers weighing 29 kg up to 2.6 tonne tandem rollers.

Clean and Quiet Operations

The E19e being shown by Bobcat at Plantworx is a new 2-tonne mini-excavator to supplement its ever-expanding range of electrically powered machines. The E19e – an electric version of Bobcat’s popular E19 internal-combustion (IC) model – offers zero emissions, low-noise operation and comparable levels of performance to its diesel-powered counterpart. With a width of just 98 cm, the new electric model is easy to operate in even the most confined workspaces, making it ideal for tasks such as demolition as well as outside applications that require quiet, zero-emission operations.

Top-of-the-range E88 Mini-Excavator 

The E88 8 tonne Stage V compliant mini excavator delivers outstanding performance from a compact dimension machine, superb operator comfort and excellent stability with high digging output. The proven Bobcat D24 Stage V 4-cylinder engine offers a maximum power output of 48.5 kW (65 HP) and ensures the highest performance and maximum reliability. To meet Stage V emission levels, the engine uses diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF), replacing selective catalytic reduction, to achieve maximum reliability, efficiency and environmental protection.  

Other products in the Static area of the stand include the E10z, E17, E27z and E55z mini-excavators; the T36.120SL and T40.180SLP telehandlers, the T590 compact track loader and the S450 skid-steer loader. 

Remote Operation Always at Your Fingertips

Installed on a T66 compact track loader, the MaxControl Remote Control system from Bobcat will be demonstrated for the first time at Plantworx. MaxControl provides a vision of machine control of the future, by enabling operators to control Bobcat compact loaders remotely via an app, using an iPhone or iPad.

With MaxControl, owners of Bobcat loaders do not need the latest machines or costly hardware updates to enjoy remote control. The system is compatible with all Bobcat loaders with Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) dating as far back as 2004.