Bobcat has introduced two new telehandlers to the companys lineup. The TL723 and TL923 telehandlers join the companys TL619 launched in 2021, round out the R-Series telehandler lineup.
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, Bobcat says. The patented hydraulic lift system provides advanced high-flow technology to optimize lift capabilities while providing high-speed movement.
Both the TL723 at 100 HP and the TL923 at 135 HP come equipped with a Bobcat Tier 4, turbo-charged engine. Operators will also appreciate the new engines 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.
Bobcat says five operation modes give operators the versatility needed for a wide variety of applications:
- ECO mode allows the operator to maintain hydraulic performance without using the engines full power working with lower rpm, less noise and lower fuel consumption.
- Smooth Drive mode is ideal for maneuvering across jobsites with mild acceleration and deceleration while carrying loads.
- Dynamic Drive mode increases responsiveness of the telehandlers acceleration and deceleration for traveling 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.
The TL723 and TL923 low-profile boom sits below operator eye level to provide an open view of the surroundings. The redesigned engine basket sits lower for increased line of sight. Front, top and rear window wipers help keep windows free of debris and precipitation. Multiple mirrors on the operators 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 company says.
The redesigned cab builds upon the Bobcat tradition of operator-centered design with high visibility, excellent ergonomics, a comfortable suspension seat, efficient HVAC system, and an easy-to-read, 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 higher productivity without having to remove their hand from the joystick.
Fingertip control access makes operation smooth and 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 specially equipped with a seat-mounted joystick with adjustable armrest, allowing operators to adjust to their preferred position. It also includes a high-comfort, heated air-suspension seat, which also makes a perfect complement to the cabs climate control. The TL723 has a standard air-suspension seat which adjusts to the operators weight.
The Power Quick-Tach mounting system on the TL723 and TL923 allows 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.