Bobcat equips new R-Series loaders with a redesigned inline engine

Bobcat loader

Bobcat has introduced the new radius-lift-path, 60-frame-size T62 and S62 loader models to its R-Series lineup. 

Both loaders feature Bobcat’s inline engine and cast-steel lift arm sections for increased performance and durability. These new models join the current R-Series lineup, including two 70 frame-size loaders, as well as the four other 60-frame loaders. 

The T62 compact track loader has a 68-hp engine and a 975-kg rated operating capacity. The S62 is equipped with 68-hp engine and 952-kg rated operating capacity. 

Bobcat inline engine 

The R-Series T62 and S62 models offer a redesigned 2.4-litre Tier 4 Bobcat engine. 

The new inline engine design and a direct-drive system ensures high performance in a compact machine profile. This redesigned Bobcat engine meets Tier 4 regulations without a diesel particulate filter (DPF), reducing downtime that occurs with DPF regeneration and long-term DPF maintenance costs.

Bobcat engines feature a combustion chamber that handles more pressure and produces more usable horsepower and torque than previous models, delivering improved performance for pushing, digging, lifting and operating attachments.

As operators require compact equipment to run longer and do bigger, more difficult jobs, better cooling is essential. The R-Series cooling system is completely redesigned for optimal operation and maximum uptime.

Key R-Series cooling system improvements include a larger, higher-capacity radiator with a fan size that has increased by about 50 per cent, which achieves more cooling at a slower rotation. A tailgate with heavy-duty steel louvers allows for optimal airflow while still providing defense against jobsite debris.

Increased lift capabilities

From a heavy bucketful of material to a truck filled with hefty pallets, the ability to lift and carry more provides a true measure of loader productivity. R-Series loaders are equipped with new, stronger cast-steel lift arm sections, and powerful hydraulics to improve lifting capabilities. The R-Series lift arms are stronger in key areas, yet offer a slimmer profile to ensure optimal performance and increased visibility. 

The R-Series loaders’ clear-side enclosure option reduces steel mesh screens from the side windows, giving operators a clear view to the sides of the machine to help manoeuvrer more confidently. 

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R-Series loaders also come standard with front and rear LED lights for visibility in low-light situations. Operators can also upgrade to optional premium LED lights that wrap around the cab’s upper corners or add side LED lights to illuminate more of the jobsite.

R-Series 60 and 70 frame-size loaders are rear-camera ready. The rear camera integrates seamlessly with the in-cab display to provide an on-demand, automatic or continuous rear view. 

The new one-piece, sealed and pressurized cab design provides a near-seamless interior for a new level of operator comfort. The roomier design offers a sealed and pressurized environment that repels dust and dirt in the cab, isolates the operator from engine and hydraulic noise and enhances the efficiency of heating and air conditioning. 

When it’s time for maintenance or repairs, the entire R-Series cab lifts out of the way to provide improved service access – with hardware on the cab exterior for easy removal.

The R-Series loaders also include:  

  • A standard, 12.7 cm display, or optional 18-cm display with Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Ergonomic, eye-level push-button controls.
  • Protected battery with remote jumpstart. 
  • A new, larger fuel filter enabling better system protection and longer filter life.
  • Adjustment-free engine belts for quick, easy serviceability.
  • Standard keyless start and theft protection 

Available on all R-Series compact track loaders is the patented Bobcat 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage option, which reduces stress and vibration, making operation of the machine more comfortable.

Cast-steel attachment mounting system

A new cast-steel Bob-Tach attachment mounting system provides a stronger connection point with more metal where it’s needed. 

The cast-steel design of the mounting system requires fewer welds overall, plus features openings that allow dirt and debris to pass through