S450 Skid-Steer Loader


November 18, 2014 - Equipment

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Bobcat</em></p>

Bobcat Company’s S450 skid-steer loader is less than 5 feet wide for working in tight jobsites. It features a 49-hp engine, a 20% increase in auxiliary hydraulic pressures, and a non-diesel particulate filter (non-DPF) engine. By not requiring a DPF in the S450 engine, operators won’t spend time cleaning the filter, completing the regeneration process, or replacing the filter.

This loader replaces the K-Series S130 skid-steer loader.

The radius-lift-path S450 loader has a low operating weight and an optimal reach for loading or unloading palletized materials from trucks or backfilling around foundations, according to the company. For faster travel speeds when desired, the S450 has an optional two-speed drive, with a top speed of 6.5 mph in low range and 9.2 mph in high range when equipped with optional Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC).

The Tier 4, 1.8L non-DPF solution was achieved by designing an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine. A specially designed engine combustion chamber significantly reduces the amounts of particulate matter in order to achieve Tier 4 emissions compliance without using a DPF. In addition to eliminating the need for a DPF, the new engine used in the S450 loader has increased torque produced over a wide range of engine rpm.

The skid-steer loader has a large cab door opening on the market for easy operator entry and exit. The loader’s cab-forward design moves the operator closer to the for improved visibility in all directions. Further visibility enhancements include larger side and rear windows to provide better visibility to the tires and back of the machine.

QuickLook: Bobcat S450 Skid-Steer Loader

Rated operating capacity: 1300 lb.
Lift path: Radius
Engine: 49 hp Tier 4 diesel
Lift height to hinge pin: 9 ft. 2 in.
Operating weight: 5027 lb.
Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 16.7 gpm
Auxiliary hydraulic pressure: 3300 psi
Length with standard bucket: 124.9 in.
Width with bucket: 62 in.
Height: 77.8 in.

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