Bobcat Company leads the industry in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of compact equipment for construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industry and mining. We strive to empower our customers to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
Our roots are deep in North Dakota – having started here in 1947 – and we are the state’s largest manufacturer, with three North Dakota production facilities. Global Bobcat manufacturing facilities are located in France, Czech Republic and China.
BOBCAT AT BAUMA 2019
At Bauma 2019, the Bobcat stand promoted every area of Bobcat’s business, with a vibrant show of brand new and existing Bobcat products and their applications. The exciting display of Bobcat machines was complemented by advanced augmented reality technology. The stand also included areas dedicated to the company’s enhanced aftermarket parts and services as well as financing solutions.
One of the star attractions at Bauma was the launch of the new Bobcat E10e Electric Mini-Excavator, the industry's first commercially available fully electric, zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator in the one tonne class. The E10e was presented both in the demonstration area on the stand, but also in its own dedicated zone, one of six on the stand that demonstrate applications for Bobcat products.
As well as a full display of Bobcat mini-excavators including several other new models, visitors could see the complete product portfolio from Bobcat with new telehandlers, compact loaders and attachments presented in different application zones. These included Material Handling, Earthmoving, Roadwork, Landscaping and Demolition, just a few of the many areas in which Bobcat products can be used.
New Compact Electric Solution for Indoor Work
Developed at the Bobcat Innovation Center in Dobris in the Czech Republic, in conjunction with electric vehicle specialists, the new E10e is based on the design of the very successful conventional E10 mini-excavator, the market leader in the 1 tonne class. Confirming this market leadership, Bobcat has sold well over 10,000 E10s in just 10 years (the E10 is now called the E10z to reflect that it is a ZTS mini-excavator).
Material Handling Zone
The Material Handling zone was packed with new products, with Bobcat showing the company’s new high performance Bobcat TL43.80HF model for the first time at Bauma. The TL43.80HF offers a high lift capacity of 4.3 tonne and a maximum lift height of almost 8 m, for handling applications in general industry and recycling.
The new E27, E34 and E35z R-Series mini-excavators formed the core of the Earthmoving zone. Even with its optional heavy counterweight, the conventional swing E27 model offers just 280 mm of tail overhang which allows the machine to be operated in confined spaces. This makes the machine an ideal tool for highly demanding applications where performance together with transportability have a priority over compactness.
Also in the Earthmoving zone was the T450 compact track loader. Manufactured at the Bobcat plant in the Czech Republic, the T450 is powered by the Bobcat D24 45.5 kW (61 HP) turbocharged diesel engine, ensuring the T450 has the best performance and engine power to weight ratio in its class.
The Roadwork zone featured the new R-Series E27z ZHS mini-excavator and Bobcat S630 and S770 skid-steer loaders equipped with the new Bobcat WS-SL20 wheel saw and PSL120 self-levelling planer attachments.
The fifth member of the new R-Series – the E26 – could be seen in the Landscaping zone. To overcome a common issue in the rental market and thus protect uptime, the E26 is equipped with extra innovative features such as the Cylinder-Inside-Boom (CIB) workgroup and also offers increased protection against bucket collision with the cab.
Bobcat’s top-of-the-range T870 compact track loader was shown for the first time at Bauma in the Landscape zone. The T870 features a new torsion suspension undercarriage, with torsion axles that dampen vibration, combining the comfort of roller suspension and the stability of a solid mount undercarriage with other new features to provide a tracked loader that outperforms all other machines on the market. The new T870 torsion suspension machine offers 10% more lift capacity than the previous roller suspension model.
The final zone on the Bobcat stand is the Demolition zone which featured the best-selling Bobcat E10z mini-excavator.
Bobcat is a Doosan Company. Doosan is a global leader in construction equipment, power and water solutions, engines, and engineering, proudly serving customers and communities for more than a century. The headquarters of Bobcat EMEA were relocated in 2017 from Waterloo (Belgium) to a modern campus in Dobris, Czech republic.