Bobcat launches two new telehandlers with five different operation modes
Telehandlers are a favourite for agriculture, construction, landscaping, snow removal, and many other applications and the new TL723 and TL923 telehandlers from Bobcat give operators the flexibility to accomplish a variety of demanding tasks. These models, in addition to the TL619, launched in 2021, round out the R-Series telehandler lineup.
Featuring redesigned comfort cabs, turbo-charged Tier 4 engines and easy-to-access service points, the machines create a lifting, stacking, backfilling, and reaching machine matched for many jobs.
Exceptional performance and productivity built throughout
The TL923 hydraulic system is designed for faster boom speeds and heavier lifting, providing operators with smoother handling and control when loaded, and faster boom cycle times when empty. The hydraulic lift system provides high-flow technology to optimize lift capabilities while providing movement. Thanks to the TL923's drivetrain, operators will enjoy more durability and confidence.
Both the TL723 at 100 HP and the TL923 at 135 HP come equipped with an advanced Bobcat Tier 4, turbo-charged engine. Operators will also appreciate the new engine's reliable cold-weather starting and a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient. The units are also equipped with automatic ride control, which reduces materials pillage and enables operators to travel at faster speeds for increased productivity.
Five operation modes give operators the versatility needed:
- ECO mode allows the operator to maintain hydraulic performance without using the engine's full power – working with lower rpm, less noise, and lower fuel consumption.
- Smooth Drive mode is ideal for maneuvering across job sites with mild acceleration and deceleration while carrying loads.
- Dynamic Drive mode increases the responsiveness of the telehandler's acceleration and deceleration for travelling between tasks.
- Flex Drive mode allows the operator to manage the engine speed independently from travel speed.
- Advanced Attachment Control mode allows for full auxiliary hydraulic performance.
Operator comfort of the TL723 and TL923 telehandlers
The TL723 and TL923 were designed to incorporate Bobcat R-Series styling and enhanced visibility. The low-profile boom sits below operator eye level to provide an open view of the surroundings. The redesigned engine basket sits lower for an increased line of sight. Front, top and rear window wipers help keep windows free of debris and precipitation. Multiple mirrors on the operator's left and right provide added visibility when working in confined areas. An optional rear mirror kit, rear view camera kit and boom work light kit also are available. The TL723 and TL923 both have a wrap-around rear-view window that gives operators a clear view of the side and rear of the machine.
The redesigned cab builds upon the Bobcat tradition of operator-centred design with visibility, ergonomics, a comfortable suspension seat, an HVAC system, and an instrumentation panel that Bobcat equipment operators will find familiar across R-Series machines. Bobcat telehandler cabs are designed and tested to roll-over protection structure (ROPS) and falling object protective structure (FOPS) level II standards.
A single, intuitive multi-control joystick dictates the travel direction, lift, and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics. It also allows operators to control several machine functions at the same time and from one control point, enabling more precise control and ideal productivity without having to remove their hand from the joystick.
Fingertip control access makes operation comfortable. On the front side of the joystick, the directional switch for forward, neutral, and reverse can be operated with the index finger. The 2-speed travel switch, lift-arm float, boom extension, machine function settings, and auxiliary hydraulics are located on the rear of the joystick.
The TL923 comes equipped with a seat-mounted joystick with an adjustable armrest, allowing operators to adjust to their preferred position. It also includes a heated air-suspension seat and complements the cab's climate control.
Serviceability of the new Bobcat R-Series telehandlers
Bobcat R-Series telehandlers are built with a box-welded frame for ideal rigidity and a low centre of gravity. The shielded bottom plate protects vital components, and the engine, cooling system, and critical components are well-protected within the centre of the chassis, ensuring minimal wear and tear due to job site obstacles or harsh terrain.
Engine compartment accessibility puts routine maintenance checks, filters, and other engine components in easy reach.
Thanks to the Power Quick-Tach mounting system on the TL723 and TL923, operators can push a button to retract pins and release to quickly secure an attachment, allowing for non-hydraulic attachment changes without ever leaving the cab. From pallet forks and buckets to grapples and snow pushers, operators can conquer a variety of tasks without the need for specialty attachments.