Bobcat super compact telehandler launch
By Euan Youdale22 September 2022
Bobcat has expanded its R-Series with the launch of the new super compact TL25.60 telehandler.
As the smallest machine in the range, the TL25.60 brings the number of rigid frame telehandlers from Bobcat for construction, rental and general handling to 11 models. It was launched alongside two compact loaders, the S86 R-Series Skid-Steer Loader and T86 R-Series Compact Track Loader.
Commenting on these new product introductions, Mike Vought, Vice President Product Management at 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 TL25.60 is powered by a 75 HP Bobcat Stage V engine. The machine has a rated operating capacity of 2500kg, offers a maximum lift height of 5.91m and a reach of 3.31m. The Bob-Tach carriage (manual or hydraulic) increases versatility by allowing the TL25.60 to utilise attachments designed for the Bobcat loader range.
The cab on the TL25.60 is the same as Bobcat’s top-of-the-range R-Series 18m model, meaning it is the most spacious cab in the compact telehandler market, says Bobcat.
Features of the cab include: New 5-inch LCD display, more storage space, air suspension seat, optional tilting and telescopic steering column and a 90° door opening and low entry step
Like all Bobcat telehandlers, the new engine hood has been designed to maximise visibility on the right hand side of the machine. Together with the new dashboard design in the cab and strong but slim cabin pillars, this provides unobstructed visibility for the operator. This is combined with an industry-leading turning radius, adds the manufacturer.
Another feature of the TL25.60 is its tough design with a robust frame and boom designed for working in all possible environments. The shielded design provides protection for hydraulic and electrical components, including the pipes, harness and transmission, while a steel plate protects the base of the machine. Like all Bobcat telehandlers, the TL25.60 has a box section layout and significant ground clearance for peace of mind.
In addition, the unit offers effective control at any height thanks to a smooth hydrostatic transmission, hydraulic boom movements and flow sharing. Using the same main valve as the other models in the R-Series range, the TL25.60 also offers top level cycle times on the market.