Bobcat Co. will exhibit a variety of compact equipment, including its M2-Series loaders, in two booths – G4476 and G4876 – in the Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which is set for March 7-11.
Bobcat is bringing its M2-Series skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, and all-wheel steer loaders designed for general construction contractors. Also on display will be a variety of attachments for use with Bobcat compact equipment.
The M2-Series includes S450 through S850 skid-steer loaders, T450 through T870 compact track loaders, and the A770 all-wheel steer loader. Altogether, the M2-Series includes 24 skid-steer, compact track and all-wheel steer loader models.
Features of the M2-Series include the following:
- Automatic ride control option allowing operators to switch easily between auto and off from inside the cab.
- Reversing fan option: temporarily reverses the cooling fan direction for several seconds to blow dust and small debris from the radiator and rear screens.
- Front and rear cab isolators, door seals and side screen dampers to reduce noise, vibration and dust inside the cab.
- Side lighting kit option improves visibility in low-light conditions.
- Low-effort hydrostatic pump reduces drive lever effort by as much as 25 percent in 600- and 700-frame-size M2-Series loaders.
M2-Series S850 skid-steer loaders now come standard with 100-horsepower Bobcat engines, a 9 percent increase from the prior iteration. The horsepower boost provides increased attachment performance in demanding applications, the manufacturer says, including operating high-flow auxiliary hydraulic attachments such as forestry cutters, planers and snowblowers.
Every M2-Series loader is powered by a Bobcat diesel engine that features a non-DPF design for simple operation and serviceability, the company says, along with better fuel efficiency and less engine noise.
ASV customizes CTL for tougher applications
After introducing the RT-75 as its latest compact track loader in the fall, ASV LLC is now marketing a customized version, the RT-75 HD.
The new CTL is designed for tough applications such as forestry and excavation, the company says.
The radial-lift RT-75 HD is equipped with ASV’s patented “Posi-Track” undercarriage, which, according to the manufacturer, provides the industry’s highest ground clearance, lowest ground pressure, best traction and longest track life.
ASV says the new RT-75 HD features upgraded durability and optimizations for forestry work. These include metal guarding against brush and debris around key areas, such as lights, the AC condenser and rear screen.
The machine blows debris from mulching applications out of the engine compartment screens with a hydraulically driven, auto-reversing cooling fan. A full rear brush guard is also available as a factory-installed option.
The machine works with all standard attachments, including mulching heads, brush cutters, backhoes, buckets, snow blades and pallet forks.
The RT-75 HD achieves a ground pressure of only 3.6 psi and ASV says customers can pair the machine with optional 20-inch tracks for ground pressure of 3.2 psi.
The RT-75 HD is powered by a 75-horsepower Cummins 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 221 lbs.-ft. of torque. Direct-drive hydraulic motors transfer torque to the ground.
ASV also notes that the RT-75 HD doesn’t use planetary drives, eliminating the need for servicing those components.