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T770 Compact Track Loader Is First Machine Unveiled in Bobcat’s 700 Platform Size

Wed March 09, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The T770 joins the Bobcat M-Series loader line, which includes the T630, T650 and T870 compact track loaders and the S630, S650 and S850 skid steer loaders.

The T770 has vertical-lift-path arms and a height-to-hinge pin measurement of 132 in. (335 cm) — 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) higher than the K-Series loaders. Additionally, the machines feature 23 gal. (87 L) per minute standard hydraulic flow — 11 percent more than the K-Series.

With an operating weight of 10,887 lbs. (4,938 kg), the T770 replaces the current K-Series T320 compact track loader. It has a rated operating capacity of 3,100 lbs. (1,406 kg) is powered by a 92-hp (68.5 kW) water-cooled diesel engine.

Production Is Key

The T770 compact track loader has the same increased hydraulic performance as the other M-Series loader models, enabling it to efficiently accomplish more work. The hydraulic systems on M-Series loaders have been engineered for higher standard flow and pressure that give attachments more power to work more quickly.

New job-enhancing features were added to the optional deluxe instrumentation panel. Available only on M-Series machines, the panel intelligently monitors key loader functions, and the keyless start helps prevent theft. The new 5-in., full-color LCD screen offers better readability and interaction. Easy-to-read virtual sweep gauges allow the operator to quickly read and understand the machine’s performance, according to the manufacturer.

Increased Uptime

The loaders are designed to work long hours on demanding job sites, and operators want to spend minimal time on routine maintenance to start the workday earlier. Simple checks and enhanced design make it easier to perform maintenance correctly at the proper intervals.

The auxiliary hydraulic quick couplers are mounted directly to the front plate of the lift arm to provide a solid mounting and hoses are routed through the loader arms for better protection. A guard bar extends in front of the coupler for added security.

Keeping the loader cool when working long hours is important in prolonging the service life of the machine. That is why Bobcat redesigned the cooling system on the M-Series for increased efficiency and higher performance. The new design also makes it easier to clean out the cooling system, with an oil cooler that swings up, allowing the operator to clean the area between the oil cooler and the radiator.

Improved Visibility

The T770, like other M-Series loader models, features a cab-forward design that not only makes the loaders look different, but also moves the operator closer to the attachment and provides added visibility in all directions.

Visibility is provided to the cutting edge of the bucket or the corners of an attachment because the cab door is so large. The cab door threshold has been lowered and the overall surface of the door has increased more than 40 percent to provide improved visibility and make it easier for operators to enter and exit the cab.

Windows on the sides and rear of the cab also have been increased in size to provide more visibility to the tires and to the rear. The larger top window makes it easier and more comfortable for the operator to see the attachment with the lift arms raised, an advantage when loading trucks or performing other tasks, according to the manufacturer.

Cab Comfort

Bobcat increased the size of the M-series cab by 10 percent, redesigned the interior to allow operators to adjust the environment to their individual preferences and improved cab pressurization.

Bobcat M-Series loaders have a one-piece seal that goes all the way around the door and fits into a special curved pocket. This minimizes the amount of dirt and dust that might enter the cab, creating more enjoyable working conditions and making it easier to clean the cab.

Noise is another factor affecting operator comfort, and Bobcat reduced the sound level of M-Series loaders by more than 60 percent. New engine mounts improve isolation to decrease vibration and reduce sound levels.

The control levers on the optional selectable joystick controls (SJC) move up and down in conjunction with the seat to reduce arm movement and fatigue as the operator controls the machine. The joystick mounts slide forward or backward to adjust to the preference of each individual operator.

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