Lamma 2023 saw the sale of the first Bobcat Compact Tractor to be shown in the UK. The sale was agreed between Anthony Atkinson of AGMS – a grounds maintenance and agricultural contractor based in Sharpness, Gloucestershire – and Richard Young, sales manager at TVE Hire and Sales – authorised Bobcat dealer for South West Englaånd.
AGMS operates in three main sectors – Pitch Management Services, Smallholding and Equestrian Services and Small Agricultural Services. Mr Atkinson said that following expansion of his business, he attended Lamma with the intention of finding a replacement compact tractor: “I had a look at several machines at the show, but decided on the new CT2535 tractor on the Bobcat stand for the cab comfort, ergonomics and easy maintenance, as well as the excellent attachment versatility.”
Plenty of choice
UK sales manager for Bobcat’s new Ground Maintenance Equipment (GME) range, Alastair Jones, detailed the variety of choices available to users purchasing one of the nine Compact Tractor models that are part of the range. He said: “To illustrate the variety of attachment choice for the Compact Tractor range, the CT2535 shown at LAMMA had a Front End Loader and a bucket as well as a rear Tiller attachment. To make sure all jobs get tackled, other compatible attachments include pallet forks, utility forks, utility grapples, mid-mount mowers, backhoes, box blades, rakes and seeders.
“Bobcat’s Compact Tractors can be equipped with front, mid and rear connections and power take-offs. The proven Bob-Tach system comes as standard on all front-end loader platforms, enabling users to switch attachments for multiple jobs easily, delivering greater value and versatility for their businesses.”
The GME range includes three Bobcat Compact Tractor platforms – the 1000, 2000 and 4000 series – which feature nine new models designed to meet the needs of European customers. The CT2535 cabbed model purchased by AGMS will be equipped with turf tyres and is part of the 2000 series. Each model varies in size and engine horsepower, with the option to choose between manual and hydrostatic transmissions, and open canopies (ROPS) and cabs.
The range also includes zero-turn mowers and Ryan Turfcare equipment, supplemented by the company’s new MT100 mini track and small articulated loaders.
As well as sales of the full Bobcat range, TVE offers a selection of genuine Bobcat accessories and parts to support customers in its area. This is backed up by a stock of both brand new and secondhand Bobcat machines for sale. Customers also benefit from TVE’s on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance.
Growing product range
Over the last two years, Bobcat has entered the European wheel loader market for compact wheel loaders and small articulated loaders, as well as launching the company’s new generation R-series telehandlers and compact loaders.
The Bobcat R-Series telehandler range for agriculture provides a choice of eight models with Stage V engines. The new telehandlers cover maximum lifting capacities between 2.5 and 4.3 tonnes with lifting heights from six to eight metres. It also offers a premium workspace with a new cab design.
The range also offers 10 skid-steer loaders including the brand new R-Series S86 model, complementing these wheeled machines with a selection of five compact track loaders including the latest R-Series T86 top-of-the-range model.
Bobcat offers an extensive portfolio of mini-excavators from 1.0 to 8.9 tonnes, including two electric models, a full range of construction telehandlers and a full range of light compaction machinery.
For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, please visit http://www.bobcat.com