Capital Equipment News April 2019

Bobcat loader developments increase customer benefits

Bobcat has announced a number of new developments in the company’s compact loader range for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), such as Auto Ride Control, Heated Cloth Air Ride Seats and several more, offering numerous additional benefits for customers. The new developments provide an increased choice of features for the Bobcat skid-steer, compact track and all-wheel steer loader ranges. Complementing this, Bobcat has also launched the S100E model for EMEA, an updated version of the company’s popular S100 skid- steer loader that meets Stage V emissions regulations. Like the S100, the new S100E skid-steer loader meets customer requirements for manoeuvrability, size, weight, uptime protection, lift capacity and push force for this loader class. In addition, customers benefit from improve- ments Bobcat has made in operator comfort, ease of operation, noise levels, running costs and asset management. The new advances come in the year that Bobcat celebrates the 60 th anniversary of the loader, forming part of a 60-year legacy in com- pact loaders. Over the past 60 years, the same outstanding quality, workmanship and innovation have helped to maintain Bobcat’s market leadership, so that one in every two skid-steer loaders sold today is a Bobcat machine. Major improvements in Bobcat compact loaders include Auto Ride Control (factory option and kit); heated cloth air ride seat (factory op- tion and kit); cloth suspension seat (factory option and kit); cushioned cylinders (standard); auto reversing fan (factory option and kit); LED side lights (kit); rear camera (kit); and deluxe interior foot-pad (stan- dard). b

Bobcat has announced a number of new developments in the company's compact loader range.

Komatsu launches new PC210-10MO excavator

The Komatsu PC210-10MO hydraulic excavator made its local debut when the first unit landed on South African soil at the end of March. The PC210 is the natural successor to the long-serving PC200 range of excavator products and boasts an array of improved features that will establish it as the product of choice in the 20-t class. “Put simply, the PC210-10MO is more productive, powerful and economical than its predecessors against a background of improved operator safety and comfort together with the latest cab-based information technology. This takes a product, which has al- ways delivered, to the next level,” says Mike Helm, GM marketing and sales at Komatsu South Africa. The bucket size has been increased to 1,2 m³, while lifting capacity has risen by 5% thanks to the greater stability provided by a heavier counterweight and extended rear- end radius. Greater digging power is provided by an engine that has been designed to deliver a 12% gain in power, now producing 123 kW. It also features a P-mode setting

which, at the touch of a button, provides maximum digging power in a single con- trolled burst. Travelling power output has also climbed by 15%, delivering improved traction and reduced tramming times when traversing inclines, gradients and tough terrain. These increases in performance are ac- companied by an equally impressive 20% improvement in fuel economy. Enhanced engine management technology, including optimising fuel injection controls, have improved engine output while lowering diesel consumption. Further gains have been achieved by reducing hydraulic pres- sure loss and fan speeds. From the outset, the Komatsu PC210 was designed as a machine that is simple and cost-effective to maintain. There is easy access to engine oil and lubrication system filters which are integrated to be positioned on one side of the machine. Another major enhancement that will be welcomed by maintenance crews is the extension of replacement cycle times for hydraulic oil filters from 1 000 to 2 500 operating hours. An important safety feature is the single battery disconnect switch which enables the service technician to disen- gage the power supply and lock out before conducting maintenance work. b

Greater digging power is provided by an engine that has been designed to deliver a 12% gain in power, now producing 123 kW.


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