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Tags: Bobcat, New, Skid Steer, Announcements

Bobcat Australia announces the release of a new Bobcat S850 skid-steer loader. The S850 is Bobcat’s largest skid-steer loader in its lineup. The new loader with 69 kW engine, packed with power and performance and is the highest lifting skid-steer loader on the market with a 3.65 meter lift height. With increased uptime, the S850 is designed to work long hours and more efficiently on tough terrain and jobsites, allowing the operator to spend minimal time on routine maintenance. The new design features a unique cab-forward style that gives the operator a clear view of the attachment and provides visibility in all directions while working. With the 10 % increase in cab size, operators will be able to work in comfort. Noise levels are reduced by 60% due to new engine mounts that decrease vibration and noise levels.


The S850 features the following:


12-Volt Power Accessory: Your cab is your office. That’s why Bobcat installed a 12-volt power accessory for charging your mobile phone, MP3 player or other accessories.


Better Visibility: Visibility has been significantly increased in all directions. The rear window is 14% larger and the size of the top window is now 43% larger, providing a big advantage when loading a truck or using attachments with raised lift arms.


Cab-Forward Design: The new design moves the operator area closer to the attachment, and gives you a better vantage point for your work area.


Convenient Engine Speed Controls: The engine speed control has been moved out in front of the operator, on the right-hand corner post of the cab.


Convenient Storage:  New storage bins are located throughout the machine. Store items wherever it’s convenient!


Cup Holders:  The cup holders hold cans & bottles all the way up to super-sized cups and coffee mugs.


Easy-Pull, Easy-Secure Side Window: Simply pull the new window knob to slide the side window to five lockable positions. The window stays exactly where you want it to get consistent air flow.


Extra Elbow Room, Easier Cleaning: Windows are mounted on the outside of the Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS) – which provides extra elbow room in the cab, and makes window cleaning much faster.


Fingertip Controls: Attachments are more comfortable to operate, controlled easily and adjusted simply from the fingertip controls.


Flexible Joystick Positioning: Joystick mounts on our SJC-equipped machines slide forward and backward independent of the seat, adjusting to the individual comfort positions of different-sized operators. As your suspension seat moves up and down, the joysticks move with the seat for added comfort while operating.


Foot Well Cleaning Access: Allows easier removal of mud and debris that enters the cab through two additional cleanout holes in the foot well.


Heat and Air Conditioning: Because our AC units are integrated into the machine, there is no bulky add-on unit to obstruct your visibility. Automotive-style vents allow you to point your air where you need it for great comfort in all weather conditions.


Large Entry/Exit: Bobcat re-engineered the largest cab front opening in the industry and now made it bigger! On machines with enclosed cabs, Bobcat provides a large swing open door to make it easier to enter and exit the cab. A lowered door threshold gives you increased visibility to your attachment and the surrounding work area – making it easier to see and do your work.


More Room: Our stronger, narrow loader arms make a wider cab possible, with up to 20% more interior space than competitors, keeping you comfortable.


Operator Switches: Puts important controls in front of you on the cab corner posts.


Pressurized Cab: Bobcat loaders with enclosed cabs have a best-in-class, pressurized interior space that helps keep dust to a minimum. A new, one-piece pressure seat engages the entire door on the front and sides, compressing the door seal into a specialized curved door pocket keeping dust and debris out of the cab.


Radio Capable: Order your loader with a stereo to increase you comfort. The radio features an auxiliary audio input jack that is ready for an mp3 player or other audio device.


Rear Defrost: Defrosts the new, larger rear window with new rear air ducts.


Seat-Mounted Joystick Control: Provides flexible control through seat-mounted joysticks on models with optional Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC); as the suspension seat shifts up and down, the joysticks move with the seat. Joystick mounts shift forward and backward, independent of the seat.


Suspension Seat: Other comfort items include an optional fully adjustable suspension seat, adjusting easily to the operator’s weight.

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