Tobroco’s ‘Giant’ Leap Forward in Skid Steer Market

Tobroco’s ‘Giant’ Leap Forward in Skid Steer Market

The skid steer loader market is taking a ‘Giant’ leap forward. Construction Plant News reports on the latest Tobroco development.

Giant by name but not exactly giant by nature – and that, or course, is precisely the point.

Initially revealed back in 2014 at one of the manufacturer’s open days, after a further year of development and testing, this little skid steer loader is now in full production, with the first machines already delivered to UK dealers.

The units are operated via a ride on plate at the rear and combine a low weight (750 kg) – which means they can be transported on a trailer – with a compact size, a high tractive force and a tipping load of 230kg.

What that provides for a contractor is flexibility and manoeuvrability across a wide range of different tasks.

Pavers can use the skid steer to transport sand and bricks, for instance, whilst landscapers can even enter their customers’ gardens via the door opening.

Main PicsThe units can operate in tight spaces that would usually need to be approached with manual labour and, because there is no cab, communication is easier, whilst an operator can simply step on and off, and there is a high level of visibility.

What makes these machines true multi taskers is the range of attachments available, which means you can adjust the same machine to work on construction, landscaping or property maintenance.

Custom-made attachments are available on request, and units can be selected based on the areas of application, whether it be construction, property maintenance, winter service or digging.

The current range of skid steer loaders consists of three different models. One petrol version with 21 HP (SK 211 G) and two diesel versions with 20 HP (SK 201 D) or 25 HP (SK 251 D). The machines are equipped with 4 powerful hydraulic wheel motors, which require little on-going maintenance.

Electric Avenue

Environmentally friendly performance is very much an industry focus, which is why so many manufacturers are investing in electric technology.

It’s the low noise and emission free work that these solutions can provide which is of particular appeal, which is why Giant has joined the charge with its electric skid steer loader.

This compact and flexible machine can even be operated by remote control and joins a number of other new launches from the company.

Another newcomer, the Stage IIIB and Tier 4 final compliant V761T TELE, benefits from a high performance and a wide range of attachments.

Powered by a 76 hp Deutz diesel engine, the integrated intelligent power management system ensures optimum distribution of the available engine power on the drive and work hydraulics.

In combination with a lifting height of 5.1 meters, the V761 is unique in its class.

Elsewhere, the new V5003 X-TRA HD is equipped with a 50 hp Kubota engine and has a hydrostatic 4 wheel drive with automotive control and 14 tons axles.

4548 TENDO HDWith a tipping load of 3,800 kg and a top speed up to 28 km/u, the V5003 X-TRA HD is a perfect fit for customers who have a demand for high productivity.

In addition, the range of attachments available on the D204SW and D332SWT X-TRA wheel loader will find a good home in road construction.

For jobs that demand a high reach, the solutions can be found with the GIANT 4548 Tendo telehandler and a telescopic version of the V5003 wheel loader.

Also on show at the demo area in Bauma will be a skid steer loader with 25 hp diesel engine (SK251D), the D254SW Telescopic wheel loader and V452T X-TRA HD wheel loader.

This Heavy Duty wheel loader from the X-TRA series is known for high tipping load and lifting capacity. The D254SW TELE is a compact, powerful, machine with a lifting height of over 2.8 meters. The machines will demonstrate their versatility by using various attachments per machine for different areas of application.

Dealer Network

The Netherlands-based manufacturer is currently hard at work developing its UK dealer network and has eight so far, with 12 locations for sales and service.

Some of these have just started as Giant dealers and are receiving full training and sales materials support from the company.

The company reports that, so far, the companies that have sold a skid steer loader include Ballyward Plant Services and Sandhill Plant, whilst Johnston Tractors has a skid steer on stock at the moment.

Tobrocco currently turns out approximately 2,000 of its distinctive wheeled loaders and telehandlers a year, using substantial Kubota and Bosch Rexroth componentry, plus a further 4,500 attachments.

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