Posted on: 1 Jul 2019
Topic: General News
The T450 is ultra-comfortable and a breeze to operate, with excellent maneuverability. Bobcat has delivered a bigger and more comfortable cab as well as more horsepower and higher auxiliary pressures. A powerful Tier 4 engine makes the T450 an impressive performer. This compact machine is only 1422mm wide (with bucket) and packed with power and more speed. The radius lift path excels at jobs with mid-range working heights such as dumping over walls, backfilling or unloading flatbed trucks. The performance and reliability of Bobcat machines is well known, and now the operator experience matches the brand reputation with superior cabin space and design.
The cab design focuses on operator comfort with a larger cab that provides extra headroom and overall space inside the machine. The operator is treated to an improved suspension seat and mounted ergonomic controls. The exhaust muffler is attached directly to the engine without a flex element to help reduce noise and vibration inside the cab. A one piece seal offers best-in-class pressurisation to keep out dirt and debris and, uniquely on this size of loader, an air-conditioning option. Plus, the heating and cooling systems have been given larger capacity to offer better performance in extreme temperatures.
A unique cab-forward design positions the operator closer to the working area of the machine for unmatched visibility in all directions. The loader has the largest cab door opening on the market for easy entry and exit, improving visibility to the cutting edge of the bucket and the corners of an attachment. The operator can see the space around them and the machine more clearly for greater maneuverability and accuracy. Window sizes and more glass increase the line of sight in tight spaces, with more visibility to the tracks and back of the machine. The larger top window makes it easier and more comfortable for the operator to see an attachment with the lift arms raised - an advantage when loading trucks or performing other tasks.
The T450 features more horsepower, higher auxiliary pressures, lower ground pressure and increased travel speed when equipped with the optional two-speed drive system. The 61 hp engine offers faster dump and rollback cycle times, paired with higher lift and tilt cylinder forces. Hydraulic flow and engine horsepower are matched to the loader's rated operating capacity, size and weight, producing a loader that can outperform higher horsepower compact loaders. The hydraulic systems on M2-Series loaders have been designed for higher pressure (3300 psi) which provides increased attachment performance.
Featured in Earthmoving Equipment Magazine – April/May 2019 Edition