BOBCAT® T870 Compact Track Loader

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Updated: February 4, 2019

There’s no denying when you first lay eyes on the Bobcat® T870 it’s an impressive sight. The clean lines and strong-looking design features produce an attractive machine.

When you read through the brochure there are impressive features and specs, but it’s not until you climb into the cab and turn on the engine that you begin to know and understand the personality of this tough animal and start to realize its huge lift height and vastly impressive all-around combination of speed and power.

The big and powerful T870 offers a beautifully smooth ride and can handle heavier loads, giving you access to bigger jobs and increased productivity with every lift cycle. So along with the size comes the ability to do even more with this best-in-class machine.

The Bobcat T870 moves like a powerhouse with unmatched power to smash into the most challenging and tough jobs. If down and dirty breakout force is what you are looking for, combined with faster cycle times, quicker turns and a surprisingly nimble max ground speed of 18km per hour, then look no further.

NEW TORSION SUSPENSION UNDERCARRIAGE

Bobcat Company has gone all out in this department with the addition of the T870’s new industry leading 5-link torsion suspension undercarriage. This undercarriage has taken the industry in a new direction in terms of innovation and ride quality. The system tracks significantly more smoothly and quietly than its predecessor, with less vibration. The main advantage is enhanced comfort. The operator’s experience is significantly better allowing them to work for extended periods of time to finish more work.

Another great benefit of the new system is achieving unprecedented levels of durability, reduced maintenance requirements and faster track-clean out. Again, producing time and money-saving efficiencies along with reduced downtime and costs. faster track-clean out. Again, producing time and money-saving efficiencies along with reduced downtime and costs.

COMFORT FACTOR IN THE CAB

The design team at Bobcat hasn’t just focused on developments and improvements outside the cab. Stepping into the huge cab quickly exposes a bunch of premium features that make this track loader a dream to operate including, cab pressurization, sound dampening, tonnes of head and leg room and a suspension seat that ticks all the boxes. Extremely well-placed controls will keep operators grinning from ear to ear. Fingertip controls of accessories make precise and detailed work effortless, and with the engine speed control conveniently located in front of the operator I can see productivity on the up and up with this loader. cab quickly exposes a bunch of premium features that make this track loader a dream to operate including, cab pressurization, sound dampening, tonnes of head and leg room and a suspension seat that ticks all the boxes. Extremely well-placed controls will keep operators grinning from ear to ear. Fingertip controls of accessories make precise and detailed work effortless, and with the engine speed control conveniently located in front of the operator I can see productivity on the up and up with this loader.

AUTOMATIC RIDE CONTROL OPTION

Automatic ride control is a great feature that reduces material spillage allowing travel at faster speeds across rough terrain. Thanks to its dampening effect, the option also increases operator comfort by offering a smoother ride. This ride needs to be experienced to do it justice.

This feature can quickly and easily be turned off from inside the cab if desired. The ride control function is automatically activated by detecting increased hydraulic lift arm pressure when the loader is carrying material. It will deactivate when hydraulic lift arm pressure is reduced, such as when there is no load in a bucket. Also, operators can turn it off for tasks such as back dragging.

When it comes to aesthetics of the machine, this is one sexy looking loader. In true Bobcat style it has great lines and design elements, which even further add to the impactful look of this machine. Equally matched in terms of show and go, the T870 is a head turner that is more than capable of backing it up with unmatched power to push through tough jobs. There isn’t a track loader out there in the market that can lift higher and match it with pure breakout force.

THE WRAP UP!

The Bobcat® T870 Compact Track Loader will be a much-welcomed addition to any outfit that relies on the loading of trucks and materials requiring equal amounts of power and speed. Recycling plants, demolition sites and civil project sites would all perfectly suit this machine – I think you would be very hard up indeed to find an operator that wasn’t significantly impressed with the substantial improvements and developments in this track loader.

This is truly an operator’s machine and I can see the new industry leading 5-link torsion suspension undercarriage becoming the way of the future moving forward. Awesome work, Bobcat!

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