The latest MT100 mini track loader from Bobcat is said to reduce the need for manual labour and replace wheelbarrows, shovels and hand tools across many sectors.
It has a narrow standard width of 904mm, increasing to 1,045mm with the wide track option which increases stability and lowers the ground pressure. For the operator, there is an integrated ride-on platform with ISO joystick controls which are ergonomically designed.
John Chattaway, loaders product manager at Bobcat, commented: “With the MT100 mini track loader, users can travel and work in the tightest spaces where other machines cannot. The MT100 should not be underestimated – it does serious work: from cleaning up under conveyors at quarries and waste sites to digging, trenching, tilling and moving materials and more on construction and demolition sites. The MT100 also offers the attachment versatility of larger Bobcat compact loaders.”
Despite the compact size, the MT100 has an operating capacity of 460kg, with a tipping load of 1,314kg and a lift height of 2,057mm. Moveable counterweights are said to offer greater capabilities, allowing the user to tailor the capacity depending on the application.
As standard, they sit in the front undercarriage, while moving them to the rear increases the lift capacity to 485kg and the tipping load to 1,387kg.
The MT100 is powered by a Stage V, 25hp engine, with auxiliary hydraulics offering 41 litres per minute to enable multi-function work.
A key feature is the low ground pressure, minimising damage done to turf and finished surfaces. With the standard narrow tracks, ground pressure is said to be just 5.25 psi, reducing further to 3.97psi when the wide tracks are fitted. It also offers a class-leading (according to the company) ground clearance of 205mm.
|Rated operating capacity||460kg with front counterweights. 485kg with rear counterweights|
|Tipping load||1,314kg with front counterweights. 1,387kg with rear counterweights|
|Engine||Kubota D902-E4B-BC-1. 25hp at 3,600rpm|
|Travel speed||6.6kph forwards; 4.7kph reverse|
|Hydraulic flow||41 litres per minute|
|Width||904mm (option of 1,045mm wide track option)|
|Length (with a standard bucket)||2,698mm|
For more information go to www.bobcat.com