As LAMMA celebrates its 40th anniversary on 11-12th January 2022 at the NEC Birmingham, the show is the first in the UK where visitors will be able to see Bobcat’s new generation R-Series agricultural telehandler range. On the company’s stand (Hall 19 Stand 19.200), Bobcat will be showing two new models for the first time in the UK at LAMMA – the top-of-the-range TL43.80HF Agri 4 Star model and the compact TL30.60 telehandler. The company will also show other models from the Bobcat loader or mini-excavator range and these will be confirmed shortly.

Commenting on the first appearance of the R-Series at a UK show, John Christofides, Regional Sales Director for Bobcat EMEA s.r.o,, said: “As the UK’s leading farm machinery show, LAMMA is the perfect platform to give farmers their first close look at our ground-breaking R-Series agricultural telehandlers. The new R-Series range offers superior machines that combine all-day comfort, maximum productivity and reliability, intelligent features, a robust build with intuitive operation and excellent 360o ergonomics.”

Seven agricultural telehandlers with lifting heights from 6m to 8m

On standard 24 inch tyres, the TL43.80HF offers a maximum lift capacity of 4.3 tonne, a maximum lift height of 7.5 m and a maximum forward reach of 4.0 m. The TL30.60 has a maximum lift capacity of 3.0 tonne, a maximum lift height of 5.9 m and a maximum forward reach of 3.0 m.

Including these models, Bobcat’s R-Series agricultural telehandler range provides a choice of seven models with Stage V engines, covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonne with lifting heights from 6 to 8 m and comprises the models below:

Compact models – TL26.60, TL30.60 and TL30.70

Large models – TL35.70, TL34.65HF, TL38.70HF and TL43.80HF

Revolutionary ‘Next is Now’ continues to expand Bobcat range

The new R-Series telehandlers are part of Bobcat’s revolutionary ‘Next is Now’ programme, combining innovative product development and diversification with more intelligent, more connected technologies and services that reshape how work gets done on the farm.

New R-Series Cab offers premium workspace and operator experience

Bobcat R-Series telehandlers offer a premium workspace with a new cab design. The new high quality, contemporary interior of the cab features stand-out R-Series branding, colours and textures that clearly reflect Bobcat’s DNA. In the ergonomic design, all surfaces have been optimised to offer increased space and visibility.

A new Grammer Maximo Dynamic air suspension seat with heating, featuring a suspended armrest with joystick provides an outstanding ride and high operating comfort. The new LCD colour display provides interactive and streamlined information and is available with a larger 7 inch Touch screen with built-in radio and a phone page that allows the operator to dial their contacts instantly.

 The new Bobcat multifunctional joystick enables faster operations. The FNR button located at the back of the joystick is easily controlled using the index finger, allowing the operator to use their thumb to actuate the usual boom and auxiliary functions and new smart functions such as the Auto Grab, the bucket shaking feature, the boom float and the speed shifting system.

Increased efficiency and productivity

The high visibility from the cab is further optimised with 360° LED work lights, the best-in-class boom speeds, the powerful transmission and automated boom movements on the new Bobcat R-Series agricultural telehandlers, allowing farmers to complete their work more efficiently and in less time. The R-Series telehandlers also offer a range of new and proven operating functions to provide more intelligent control and higher productivity: 

  • Job Manager – adjust and save settings for multiple attachments and jobs
  • Two drive modes to fit the operator’s needs and habits
  • Flex drive control to manage separately engine rpm and drive speed
  • Automated boom functions

The new Job Manager functionality allows the operator to save and recall custom settings for different attachments or applications to quickly work with the best machine settings such as Auxiliary flows in/out, Boom speeds, Auto Grab, Creep or Reverse fan timing,

Designed for farming

The new R-Series agricultural telehandlers are available with a choice of four different AGRI finishing levels. The equipment in each pack is clearly defined and is intended to meet different levels of customer expectations in terms of ease of use and level of comfort. The new AGRI 4 Star pack on the TL43.80HF at LAMMA is equipped with all of the new comfort and productivity equipment for this new generation of machines. It targets the most demanding farmers and aspires to build a brand image of ‘excellence in farming machinery’.

Standard 3-year warranty included 

As with all new Bobcat telehandlers, the R-Series offers customers peace of mind with a 3-year warranty (or 3000 hours) on the entire machine as standard from the factory, extendable to 5 years and 5000 hours. Bobcat is the only manufacturer to provide a 3-year warranty as standard, allowing customers to focus entirely on growing their farming business without worrying about their machines. 

John Christofides added: “LAMMA connects farmers from all sectors with the latest cutting-edge machinery, technology and equipment for the farming industry including our next generation R-Series agricultural telehandlers. The latter are a fundamental asset of our business strategy and key pillar of our Next is Now initiative. With these new models and the increased investment in our telehandler business, we are aiming to double the production of Bobcat agricultural telehandlers by 2025.”