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Bobcat's heaviest lifter

Digger Blogger | 11:00, Wed August 08 2018

New from Bobcat is the TL43.80HF, at the top end of its telehandler range.

The introduction of the TL43.80HF means that Bobcat now offers a range of 15 different rigid frame telehandler models, covering maximum lifting capacities from 2.6 tonnes to 4.3 tonnes with maximum lifting heights from 6 metres to 18 metres. 

The TL43.80HF has a lift capacity of 4.3 tonnes and a maximum lift height of almost 8 metres. Although Bobcat has telehandlers that lift higher, it has no other model that lifts more than 4.1 tonnes.

Bobcat is part of the Korean corporation Doosan these days but all of its telehandlers are designed and produced at the company’s plant in Pontchâteau, France.

This new model has a box welded frame, low load centre, long wheel base and a hefty rear counterweight, allowing Bobcat to minimise the overall dimensions of the machine. It is just 2300mm wide and the length is under five metres tail to the fork face, giving a turning radius of 3.71 metres.

The use of heavy duty Dana Spicer axles with limited slip differential add to the rough terrain capability of the TL43.80HF and provide tractive force of up to 90% of the machine weight.

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Standard automatic functions include boom cushioning, parking brake and reversible fan that helps to keep the cooling system (radiator) clean in dusty environments. 

“At Bobcat, for over 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market – always developing new machines for customers’ need,” says product manager Olivier Traccucci. “The new TL43.80HF is no exception to this legacy as it completes our range of telehandlers and ensures customers can benefit from unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity. Bobcat machines are made for tough jobs, whilst still providing all the agility and versatility any application would require.”




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