Equipment

T450 Compact Track Loader

Bobcat

November 20, 2014 - Equipment

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

Bobcat Company’s T450 compact track loader has a width of 56 inches when paired with a bucket, which makes it well-suited for accessing and working in tight jobsites, often replacing tasks previously done with manual labor and tools. The machine’s rubber track undercarriage minimizes ground disturbance — 4.7 lbs. per square inch — to established surfaces for fewer repairs when a project is complete.

The T450 loader features a radius lift path, providing good reach and visibility. An optional enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is available. Also optional is a two-speed drive system that provides faster travel when desired — with a maximum speed of 7.3 mph in low range and 11 mph in high range.

The 2.4L Bobcat engine in the T450 features a non-diesel particulate filter (non-DPF) engine solution. The Tier 4 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, which helps the machine achieve Tier 4 emissions compliance without using a DPF. In addition to eliminating the need for a DPF, the new engine used in the T450 compact track loader has more horsepower and increased torque, which is produced over a wide range of engine rpm.

Machine shutdown is still included when needed but the system also monitors coolant and oil temperatures and manages the engine to prevent them from reaching a point where the machine must be shut down.

Another new feature of the Bobcat compact track loader line is cold weather protection. Anytime the engine temperature is too low, the loader will temporarily limit the maximum engine speed (rpm) to prevent premature component wear or failure. Engine idle speed is also raised slightly to help the engine reach its operating temperature faster. As soon as the engine warms up to a predetermined temperature, the protection mechanism will deactivate.

Hydraulic flow and engine horsepower are matched to the loader’s rated operating capacity, size and weight. The T450 is a 61-hp machine, which represents a 25% increase in horsepower over the loader it replaces.

QuickLook: Bobcat T450 Compact Track Loader

Rated operating capacity (35% of tip): 1400 lb.
Rated operating capacity (50% of tip): 2000 lb.
Lift path: Radius
Engine: 61 hp Tier 4 diesel
Lift height to hinge pin: 9 ft. 2 in.
Operating weight: 6148 lb.
Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 16.7 gpm
Auxiliary hydraulic pressure: 3300 psi
Ground pressure: 4.7 psi
Length with standard bucket: 126.6 in
Width with bucket: 56 in.
Height: 77.8 in.

Tags: Bobcat, Loaders

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