Bobcat Adds Roller Suspension System Option to Two Compact Track Loaders

Fri February 27, 2009 - National Edition
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The roller suspension system is now available on the Bobcat T180 and T190 compact track loaders. By utilizing all steel components, the roller suspension system increases operator comfort without sacrificing durability, according to the manufacturer.

This is the first roller suspension system with an all-steel design and steel imbed tracks. The rollers are made of forged steel and the springs are shot-peened steel to provide the strength required on the job.

To reduce vibration and improve operator comfort, the rollers are suspended by high-strength steel leaf springs. The track idlers have been raised, which means less steering lever effort is required to turn the loader, also increasing operator comfort.

The Bobcat roller suspension system does not require greasing or adjusting, because the rollers are permanently sealed and lubricated.

The drive motor and hydraulic lines of the Bobcat roller suspension system are kept in fixed positions. This limits the possibility of the hoses becoming snagged during operation, and also reduces wear from vibration and rubbing. The drive motor housing is hidden to decrease exposure to debris such as mud or sticks that could damage the machine.

In addition to improving operator comfort, easier maintenance is built into the roller suspension system. The area around the drive sprocket has been increased to allow improved cleaning. The design of the undercarriage frame enhances debris shedding when working in muddy conditions. This prevents material from clogging the rollers and keeps the loader running. Clean-out holes have been added to the enclosed undercarriage to allow access for pressure washers.

The Roller Suspension system also is available on the Bobcat T250, T300 and T320 compact track loaders.

Solid-Mount and Roller Suspension System Undercarriage

The design of the roller suspension system includes features that make it easier to keep the undercarriage clean. These features are now built into the solid-mount undercarriages of Bobcat T250, T300 and T320 compact track loaders. The area around the drive sprocket has been increased to allow improved cleaning. The design of the undercarriage frame enhances debris shedding when working in muddy conditions, preventing material from clogging the rollers. Clean-out holes have been added to the enclosed undercarriage to allow access for pressure washers.

For more information, visit www.bobcatdealer.com.