Powerful new skid-steer and compact track loaders expand next-generation R-Series line-up
BOBCAT have expanded their next-generation R-Series compact loader range with the launch of the new S86 skid-steer loader and T86 compact track loader, which replace the previous 700 and 800 M-Series loaders.
Mike Vought, vice-president of product management at Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: ‘The S86 and T86 are exceptional machines, providing even more versatility as both tool carriers and workhorses.’
Delivering a higher engine and hydraulic output, the Bobcat S86 and T86 are the most powerful compact loaders the company has ever built. Both machines use a well-proven Stage V-compliant 3.4-litre Bobcat engine – producing 78kW (105hp) at 2,600 rev/min. Like all R-Series loaders, the engine is mounted in line with direct drive, which improves the cooling capacity of the engine and hydraulic components and increases reliability in high-intensity applications.
John Chattaway, loaders product manager at Bobcat, commented: ‘The S86/T86 follow on from the very successful introduction of the smaller S66/T66 and S76/T76 loaders. The S86/T86 top-of-the-range models continue the same trend by setting new industry standards in every area, from in-cab comfort and safety to available power and attachment versatility. The S86/T86 take what is possible with compact loaders to a whole new level.’
A key feature of the S86 and T86 is that both machines have, for the first time, a choice of three different auxiliary flow outputs. There is a standard flow configuration providing 87 litres/min for applications such as load and carry, or where low hydraulic flow attachments are used. Bobcat also offer two additional hydraulic performance functions using the new Electronic Displacement Control (EDC) Pump: a High Flow function giving 138 litres/min and a new, industry-unique Super Flow function, taking auxiliary flow to 159 litres/min.
The Five Coupler Block (standard with the Super Flow option) provides a flexible approach to running different attachments. From one common source, the operator can attach standard or high-flow approved attachments to the smaller sized 0.5in quick-couplers. When using Super Flow, the use of the 0.75in couplers allows maximum performance and productivity from the approved advanced attachments.
Both High Flow and Super Flow options come integrated with Bobcat’s unique attachment control device (ACD). The S86 and T86 machines equipped with High Flow or Super Flow also have Power Bob-Tach attachment systems as standard. The Power Bob-Tach is an added comfort and productivity feature that allows some attachments to be connected and removed without the operator leaving the seat, just using the switches conveniently located in the cab (it is optional on Standard Flow machines).
The new S86 and T86 workgroup design increases the ability to lift more, carry more, and reach further. This is achieved by a new workgroup geometry that improves lifting capability throughout the lift arm’s range of motion. When combined with the high hydraulic performance and the lighter and stronger cast-steel lift arm sections, the loaders offer higher capacity throughout the lift cycle – even at full height.
Along with the S66/T66 and S76/T76 models launched over the last two years, the S86/T86 are said to set new industry standards for in-cab comfort. This includes low noise and vibration levels inside the one-piece sealed and pressurized cab, together with the intuitive SJC controls as standard, and informative displays.
The cab also has an HVAC system as standard and increased operator visibility, which can be further enhanced with the innovative Clear Side cab option. With the latter, 75% of the side windows are mesh-free, ensuring an unobstructed view from the cab. Bobcat have also added a rear-view camera as standard. In addition to the standard 5in in-cab display, an optional advanced 7in display provides even more detailed machine information and unprecedented device connectivity.