Bobcat Co. recently introduced the new V519 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier for applications that require a compact machine featuring a two-stage boom with a reach of more than 10 feet and a lift height of 19 feet, and the ability to lift up to 5,500 pounds.
The V519 builds off the success of prior Bobcat telescopic tool carriers — also known as telehandlers — and features industry-leading performance, operator comfort, visibility and controls, plus the exclusive Bob-Tach attachment mounting system to increase utilization.
Designed with a standard 2-Speed hydrostatic drive system, the V519 is well suited to operate standard and hydraulic-powered attachments. As V519 operators lift their foot off the pedal, the machine comes to a stop. In addition, the automatic parking brake engages anytime the engine idles when it is stopped (in neutral) — an exclusive feature of the V519 — to avoid unintentional movement.
When V519 operators need full auxiliary hydraulic flow without full travel speed, a speed management feature allows operators to dial in a percentage of the normal speed. Operators can adjust the desired travel speed with plus and minus buttons, conveniently located on the joystick. This feature helps operators using hydraulically powered attachments, such as angle brooms and snowblowers. Available for the first time in a Bobcat telescopic tool carrier of this size, the popular Bob-Tach attachment mounting system provides a mechanism for quick attachment changes.
An exclusive, full-function joystick sets the V519 apart from other telehandlers, allowing operators to stay focused on the task in front of them.
The V519 joystick features include the following:
- • Travel direction switch: Change direction with ease
- • Boom up and down: Adjust to meet height needs
- • Carriage tilt: Tilt a bucket or pallet fork frame
- • Auxiliary control: Fine-tune hydraulic flow with the outside thumb roller switch
- • Extension function: Telescope the two-stage boom in and out to meet reach needs
Attachments increase versatility
Like other Bobcat compact equipment, the V519 is a versatile attachment carrier and is approved for use with a number of standard and hydraulic-powered Bobcat attachments. Bobcat attachments requiring auxiliary hydraulics easily connect to the V519 with a Bobcat loader-style hydraulic coupler block with electrical connector. The coupler block is well protected to minimize downtime and includes a 7-pin attachment control harness to activate power and fingertip control functions. The following Bobcat attachments are approved for use with the V519 telescopic tool carrier:
- • Angle broom
- • Auger mounting frame
- • Augers: direct drive and planetary drive
- • Bale fork
- • Buckets: 84- and 88-inch heavy-duty construction/industrial
- • Combination bucket
- • Flail cutter
- • Industrial fork and grapple
- • Pallet fork, floating
- • Pallet fork frame, heavy-duty
- • Rock bucket
- • Root grapple
- • Snow and light material bucket
- • Snow blade, heavy-duty
- • Snow bucket
- • Snow pusher
- • Snowblower
- • Soil conditioner
- • Sweeper
- • Truss boom
A selectable auxiliary hydraulic flow feature allows V519 operators to quickly select an auxiliary flow rate that best matches a particular attachment.
An enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is standard for V519 telescopic tool carriers, minimizing dirt and dust inside the operating area and keeping the operator refreshed through the work day. Automotive-style vents allow operators to point the air where they need it, providing enhanced comfort. Operators can adjust the steering column with the tilt steering feature to meet their desired height. In addition, a three-way cloth adjustable suspension seat is standard to increase operator comfort, especially when operating the V519 for extended periods.
A familiar Bobcat display panel resembles panels installed in Bobcat compact loaders and compact excavators. The panel displays common items such as a job clock, fuel level, service clock, engine coolant temperature and hour meter. An optional keyless start system (kit) is available for the V519 to deter unauthorized use and theft.
For enhanced performance and productivity, the V519 comes standard with turn signals, road lights and work lights. Right and left side mirrors, as well as front, top and rear windshield wipers provide enhanced visibility for the operator in the cab. A backup alarm is standard to alert workers and bystanders when the V519 is in reverse.
Telescopic tool carriers are commonly found in a variety of market segments including agriculture, construction, grounds maintenance, landscaping and rental. In agriculture, beef-cattle and dairy producers depend on telescopic tool carriers for the machines’ extra reach and lift height when loading feed into mixers or stacking hay bales.
In construction applications, the machines can lift and carry more material than smaller compact loaders. The machine’s reach and lift height make it ideal for lifting and placing palletized building materials on jobsites.
Grounds maintenance and landscaping professionals utilize telescopic tool carriers year-round, from removing snow in winter to lifting, carrying and placing landscaping materials in spring, summer and fall. The 19-foot lift height makes the V519 an attractive machine for piling snow or loading it into trucks to be hauled away.
Ease of maintenance
V519 telescopic tool carrier operators can get easy access to routine maintenance items through the side engine cover and rear access panel, including engine oil and fuel filters, engine oil dipstick and drain, air cleaner, alternator, cooling system, air conditioning compressor, starter and battery. V519 owners can lock the engine cover to prevent unauthorized access, and the engine cover is equipped to hold the door open during servicing. For further uptime protection, an engine cover screen helps prevent large debris from entering the engine basket and plugging the radiator.
The V519’s cooling system cores — radiator, charge air cooler and hydraulic oil cooler — are mounted side by side to provide maximum flow through and to minimize cleaning requirements, increasing uptime protection for the operator. A reversing cooling fan kit is available for applications that may require removing debris more frequently from the cooling system.
Proven Bobcat diesel power
A Bobcat D34 Tier 4-compliant diesel engine provides 74 horsepower for the V519 telescopic tool carrier. The Bobcat engine does not require the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to meet Tier 4 emission standards. Similar to Bobcat compact loaders under 74 horsepower, the diesel engine utilizes a high-pressure common-rail fuel system and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). An economy mode or “eco-mode” is available to reduce fuel consumption in applications that do not require as much power, such as light grading.
V519 operators can customize their telescopic tool carrier to fit their individual needs with up to eight kits available from local Bobcat compact equipment dealers:
- • Engine block heater kit
- • Fire extinguisher kit
- • Front and top window guard kit
- • Keyless start kit
- • Rear mirror kit
- • Reversing fan kit
- • Rotating beacon kit
- • Work light kit (boom-mounted)
Quick Look: V519 VersaHANDLER Telescopic Tool Carrier
- Horsepower: 74 hp (55.2 kW) non-DPF turbocharged Bobcat diesel engine
- Operating weight: 11,001 lb. (4,990 kg)
- Maximum rated capacity: 5,500 lb. (2,495 kg)
- Maximum load at full height: 5,500 lb. (2,495 kg)
- Maximum load at full reach: 2,205 lb. (1,000 kg)
- Maximum lift height (two-stage boom): 19 ft. (5,791 mm)
- Maximum reach: 10 ft. 3 in. (3,124 mm)
- Width: 6 ft. 10 in. (2,083 mm)
- Height: 6 ft. 10 in. (2,083 mm)
- Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 21.1 gpm (80 l/min)
- Travel speeds (low / high): 4.7 / 18.3 mph (7.6 / 29.5 km/hr)
- Three steering modes: Front wheel, all-wheel and crab