Bobcat reveals three new loader concepts
By Catrin Jones02 June 2023
Bobcat revealed three new loader concepts at its Demo Days event held in Prague, Czech Republic, for customers, dealers and press from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
This preview included the first look at Bobcat’s S7X, the world’s first all-electric skid-steer loader, one of three new loader concepts being shown at the event.
The new L95 model will be the next addition to the Bobcat compact wheel loader line-up, following on from the original L85 machine launched in 2021. The L95 is powered by a Bobcat 75 HP engine and offers a top speed of 40 km/h and an increased lift capacity.
Among the new attachments available for the L95 are a 1.0 m3 general purpose bucket and a 1.5 m3 light material bucket and new grapple bucket and tines attachments for agriculture. Other new features include an air-ride heated seat; DAB+ radio with phone connectivity and improved automatic ride control, high flow and quick tach systems.
At the smaller end of the range, the company displayed a new concept machine - the L40 - in the 2-3 tonne category. The L40 weighs less than 2.5 tonne and is designed as a load and carry, application-focused machine. The L40 is designed for heavy duty applications such as road maintenance and construction.
Bobcat is also showing the L35, a new small articulated loader (SAL) concept machine, which is an extension of the existing SAL portfolio to cover the market segment for machines which are easy to transport on a trailer. The machine weight is again below 2.5 tonne, which allows easy transportation and a high lift capacity. The engine power on the L35 is 57 HP, which allows for higher travel speeds and pushing power.
Jaroslav Fiser, Product Line Director Loaders for Doosan Bobcat EMEA, says, “With the new L95 loader and the smaller wheeled loader concepts, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to offering the most complete loader portfolio in the world. Demo Days also provides our dealers and customers with an exclusive first look at the new L35 and L40 concept machines that enables them to participate in the development process as well as provide us with their valued assessments and feedback.“