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Bobcat expands loader range in MEA

The new S550 released for the MEA region. (Image source: Doosan Bobcat)

Bobcat has launched eight new 500 and 600 Series compact loader models in the MEA region, bringing its complete portfolio to 15 models

The best-selling S550 and S630 models are joined by the S510, S530, S570, S590 as well as the S650 skid-steer loader. The T590 compact loader completes the set. 

The new S510, S550 and S630 radius lift path loaders combine excellent manoeuvrability in tight areas with the reach and visibility needed for applications such as dumping materials over walls, backfilling or loading flatbed trucks. 

The S530, S570, S590, T590 and S650 models feature vertical lift path boom arms particularly suited to lift and carry as well as material-handling applications.

Gaby Rhayem, regional director Middle East and Africa at Doosan Bobcat EMEA, commented, ?The new 500 and 600 Series introduce a fresh look for our market-leading loaders in MEA. In the new S510 and S530 models, the compact size is maintained but customers also benefit from the higher torque and performance of a new Interim Tier 4 engine.?

In the new S510 and S530 models, this move to the Kubota V2403 engine improves overall machine performance while also meeting stricter interim Tier 4 emission regulations compared to the Tier 2 engine in the previous generation machines. In the new S550, S570, S590 and T590 models, power is provided by the Kubota V2607 interim Tier 4 engine while the S630 and S650 skid-steer loaders are powered by the dependable Kubota V3307 interim Tier 4 engine.

The S510 and S530 continue to offer the same compact dimensions and low weight, so they can work/manoeuvre easily in tight spaces and can be easily transported.

The new loaders can be equipped with the option of Versatile Duty Tyres, with a bi-directional design for use on most common mixed surfaces, improving lifetime significantly. Industrial Solid Flex Tyres are also available as an option and are designed for intensive wear applications that have a higher risk of punctures.

In all the new models, the cloth suspension seat option is also available, improving the operator?s comfort in hot weather and providing more comfortable seating on slopes and inclines. Complementing this, Bobcat continues to offer other popular comfort features in all eight new models, including cushioned lift and tilt cylinders. Another option available in all the new models is the Auto Ride Control option, which improves operator comfort while driving with a load in the bucket on rough terrain. 

New joystick controls for the S450 

Along with the new models, Bobcat has also announced that the company?s S450 skid-steer loader can now be supplied with the Joystick Controls (JC) option which makes it easier than ever to operate the machine and attachments. 

The JC system provides the operator with Bobcat-exclusive features and fingertip switches. This automatically configures the loader as a tool carrier for working all day with the widest possible selection of attachments, as well as providing increased operator comfort and unmatched joystick control of the loader itself.  

Features incorporated with the JC option include H/ISO operating modes, foot and hand throttle, speed management, drive response, horsepower management and steering drift compensation.