Bobcat Co. just announced three new excavators. Now, moving to its loader lines, the famous compact equipment brand is introducing an all-new, ultra-durable snowblower attachment that will make quick work of even the most unrelenting winter drifts. With an increased intake height and bigger auger to draw more snow into the blower, operators will be able to clear more flakes in less time.
“Our snowblower attachments easily become an operator’s best friend during the winter – which for many areas of the country, can last up to several months,” said Kelly Humble, senior marketing manager of product planning at Doosan Bobcat North America. “We’ve enhanced this latest model as the ultimate snow-handling attachment, helping clear snow faster and more efficiently, allowing operators to make fewer passes for quick area cleaning.”
Equipped with nine different width options and numerous motor packages, the Bobcat snowblower attachments provide owners with a perfect match for their loader models, as well as for the application, from wide-open sites like driveways and parking lots to narrow spaces like sidewalks.
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The snowblower features an ultra-durable direct-drive, sprocket-style chute rotation, which improves the performance, durability and ease of maintenance. It enables operators to point snow in virtually any direction and place it wherever the job requires – even in hard-to-reach places such as the middle of lawns, in ditches or inside wooded areas along a path. It is powerful enough to break through ice buildup and eliminates chains, which can rust, loosen or break. The chute delivers 270 degrees of rotation for a wide range of accurate snow placement possibility, which is a 15-degree increase over previous designs.
The chute’s rounded intake provides a smoother surface to roll the snow into the feed impeller, rather than pushing it. This design minimizes clogging and reduces resistance for improved snow flow through the attachment, and better productivity. The optional truck-loading chute allows the operator to place snow high into a truck and simplify hauling. High-flow models capture extra available hydraulic horsepower from the carrier, which enables clearing through the deepest drifts and heaviest snow while throwing it farther.
An additional feature includes easily adjustable skid shoes which are mounted to the sides of the snowblower, allowing operators to raise or lower the clearing depth to match the surface of the jobsite. They not only make it easy to maintain ground alignment, but they can also help guide operators along curbs or walls – while preventing contact with the snowblower itself. Designed for long-wear life and easily replaceable, the new skid shoes provide long-wearing durability and superior control.
“We continue to enhance and expand our lineup of attachments to include additional, versatile solutions that increase the value, performance and capabilities of our compact machines,” said Humble.Tags: Bobcat, Bobcat Co.