New M2-Series Models Boost Productivity and Operator Comfort
In 1999, Bobcat Co. introduced the company’s compact track loader line, calling it the industry’s first American-made compact track loader with a solid-mounted undercarriage. Today’s Bobcat compact track loader lineup includes 10 models with radial- and vertical-lift-path configurations — from the 56-in.-wide T450 to the 100-hp T870. On the large end, the T870 has a lift height of 12 ft, making it the highest lifting compact track loader in the industry, says Bobcat.
In fall 2016, Bobcat expanded on the popularity of its M-Series loaders with the new M2-Series compact track loaders. M2-Series compact track loaders offer a variety of performance, comfort and visibility enhancements to help increase your productivity and provide enhanced uptime protection. The M2-Series lineup includes Bobcat 400-, 500-, 600-, 700- and 800-frame-size compact track loaders.
M2-Series loaders have been improved to increase comfort thanks to new front and rear cab isolators, door seals and side screen dampers. These design elements reduce noise, vibration and dust inside the loader cab. Also, a lift cylinder cushioning feature slows down the loader arms before they reach the lift arm stops for smoother movements and increased comfort. A solid-mount undercarriage delivers easier track undercarriage clean out, better ride quality, improved rear clearance, interchangeable tracks and enhanced ground clearance. The optional Roller Suspension system utilizes an all-steel suspension, which increases durability and provides a smooth ride.
Compact track loader options include two-speed travel to boost top travel speed by as much as 57 percent and reduce travel time across jobsites. An optional deluxe instrument panel helps to minimize downtime, monitor machine performance and improve your productivity. For added comfort, an enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is available.
Advice to Buyers
“Before deciding on a specific model, consider what attachments you may use,” says Eric Dahl, loader product specialist with Bobcat. “This will help you make a more informed decision about engine horsepower and hydraulic flow needed to operate your loader and attachments. Also, consider the types of surfaces where you will be operating, such as grass or concrete, and if you want a track that delivers a high amount of traction or a track type that minimizes ground disturbance.”
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