Bobcat Company adds to R-Series loader, R2-Series compact excavator lineups

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Bobcat Company recently announced the addition of the 60-frame size loader models to its R-Series line: the T62 compact track loader and the S62 skid-steer loader.

The company says these new models join the current R-Series lineup, including the 70 frame-size loaders – T76 compact track loader and S76 skid-steer loader – as well as the four other 60-frame loaders – T64 and S64 loaders and the T66 and S66 loaders.

Bobcat says the T62 compact track loader has a 68-horsepower engine and a 2,150-pound rated operating capacity, and the S62 is equipped with 68-horsepower engine and 2,100-pound rated operating capacity. With a total focus on quality, the company says the R-Series loaders offer uncompromising reliability and durability, enhanced performance and unmatched operator experience.

The company says the R-Series T62 and S62 models offer a redesigned 2.4-liter Tier 4 Bobcat engine. Bobcat says the new inline engine design and a durable direct-drive system ensures high performance in a compact machine profile.

The company says this redesigned Bobcat engine meets Tier 4 regulations without a diesel particulate filter (DPF), reducing downtime that occurs with DPF regeneration and long-term DPF maintenance costs.

The company says the R-Series cooling system is completely redesigned for optimal operation and maximum uptime. Bobcat says key R-Series cooling system improvements include a larger, higher-capacity radiator; fan size that has increased by approximately 50 percent; and a tailgate with heavy-duty steel louvers.

From a heavy bucketful of material to a truck filled with hefty pallets, the company says the ability to lift more and carry more provides a true measure of loader productivity. The company says the R-Series loaders are equipped with stronger cast-steel lift arm sections and powerful hydraulics to improve lifting capabilities. The company says the R-Series lift arms are stronger in key areas, yet offer a slimmer profile to ensure optimal performance and increased visibility.

Bobcat says the R-Series loaders bring more comfort to challenging jobs with their visibility, comfortable controls, numerous options and roomy environment. The company says the clear-side enclosure option reduces steel mesh screens from the side windows, giving operators a clear view to the sides of the machine to help maneuver more confidently.

The company says the R-Series loaders come standard with front and rear LED lights for far-reaching visibility in low-light situations. Operators can also upgrade to optional premium LED lights that wrap around the cab’s upper corners or add side LED lights to illuminate even more of the jobsite.

Bobcat says the R-Series 60 and 70 frame-size loaders come rear-camera ready; the rear camera integrates seamlessly with the in-cab display to provide an on-demand, automatic or continuous rear view.

The company says the one-piece sealed and pressurized cab design provides a near-seamless interior for a new level of operator comfort. Bobcat says the roomier design offers a sealed and pressurized environment that repels dust and dirt in the cab, isolates the operator from engine and hydraulic noise and enhances the efficiency of heating and air conditioning.

When it’s time for maintenance or repairs, Bobcat says the entire R-Series cab lifts out of the way to provide improved service access – with hardware on the cab exterior for easy removal.

The company says the patented Bobcat 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage option is available on all R-Series compact track loaders.

The company adds that a cast-steel Bob-Tach attachment mounting system provides a stronger connection point with more metal where it’s really needed, and the cast-steel design requires fewer welds overall.

Additional features include:

  • Standard and optional displays (standard 5-inch display or optional 7-inch display with Bluetooth connectivity) offering full-featured machine interaction and monitoring capabilities
  • Ergonomic, eye-level push-button controls
  • Protected battery with remote jumpstart
  • A new, larger fuel filter enabling better system protection and longer filter life
  • Adjustment-free engine belts for quick, easy serviceability
  • Standard keyless start and theft protection

R2-Series E60 compact excavator

Bobcat also announced that it has enhanced its compact excavator lineup with the introduction of the new, R2-Series E60 compact excavator.

The company says the E60 is the latest release in the R2-Series lineup of Bobcat compact excavators, which includes the conventional tail-swing, 4-ton E42 and minimal tail-swing, 5-ton E50.

Bobcat says the dual flange rollers not only increase lift-over-side performance, but they also provide a ride quality that’s smoother and more comfortable for operators. The company says the added features in this design result in an increase in lift-over-side capacity, improved over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability and offers noticeably improved ride quality.

The company says an optional clamp diverter valve has been added for enhanced hydraulic clamp functionality and improved ability to run other attachments without disconnecting the clamp.

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Thanks to a new location on the excavator’s arm, Bobcat says auxiliary hydraulics are easier to reach and attach, and a standard integrated lift eye will give operators a convenient method for handling objects or moving them in and out of the trench.

The company says the R2-Series features a redesigned Bobcat engine that delivers the performance operators need while reducing and simplifying routine maintenance. The company says the engine improves cold-weather operation and includes a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient.

Bobcat says the R2-Series excavators have a new fuel filter that’s larger, enabling better system protection and longer filter life with more than double the media surface area, and it has more holding capacity to capture impurities for longer intervals.

The company says the R2-Series E60 excavator is equipped with a new cooling system with side-by-side heat exchangers. Bobcat says this feature controls engine compartment temperature more efficiently than ever before, and cleanout is easier, too. The company says there is no need to separate coolers to remove debris or wash out the coolers, and it also generates less noise to enhance operator comfort.

With the most advanced in-cab display, Bobcat says operators can receive detailed machine information and experience unprecedented device connectivity. The company says the 7-inch display panel is waterproof and hardened to reduce scratching.

The company says operators can view and toggle through machine performance information to make operation efficient, productive and profitable. The display also supports multiple languages.

The company says the optional rearview camera integrates with the touch display, and the camera offers a continuous rear view from the operator’s seat. Bobcat says the camera is mounted high and out of the way to prevent contact with obstacles and debris.

Bobcat says the powerful lift performance of the conventional tail-swing E60 can be further enhanced with an optional counterweight to maximize lift capacity, and it also improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability.

The company says the E60 compact excavators set new standards for operator comfort with a higher back and new headrest that give operators added support for long hours of operation. The company adds that the heated seat makes a perfect complement to the automatic temperature control.

Bobcat says operators can also keep their productivity high at night or in dark working conditions with standard LED lights.

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