Bobcat Announces Roadshow Programme for UK

Bobcat Announces Roadshow Programme for UK

Bobcat has announced details of the 2018 Bobcat Customer Roadshow programme in the UK due to take place at various locations in England and Scotland in the first half of July 2018.  

The Bobcat Roadshow is a great opportunity for existing and prospective customers to experience first-hand in their area the latest products in the Bobcat range of compact loaders, compact excavators, telehandlers and attachments.

One of the main themes of the Roadshow events is a focus on the Bobcat range of compact tracked loaders and the landscaping/groundcare market using a wide variety of Bobcat attachments on these machines.

This will be illustrated by the Bobcat T450  compact track loader and MT55 mini track loader working with a number of Bobcat attachments for these applications. The Roadshow will also offer many visitors their first look at the new E26 mini-excavator, one of five models in Bobcat’s new ground-breaking R-Series 2-4 tonne excavator range, taking performance and innovation to new levels.

The T450, MT55 and E26 will be complemented at the events with a wide range of other Bobcat machines and attachments provided by the company and the local dealer. Visitors can see all of the Bobcat products being put through their paces by skilled demonstrators, before they can try the products out for themselves in true working conditions.  The range of machines and attachments available will allow visitors to carry out digging, landscaping, loading, carrying, levelling, cleaning up and many other applications.

All the events will demonstrate the fantastic versatility offered by the machines in the Bobcat range, where the operator can switch quickly between different attachments to carry out a wide range of different types of work with the same machine.

The Roadshow events will run from 10 am to 4 pm each day – anyone interested in attending should contact the dealer organising the event in their area. To summarise, the dates, venues, dealer hosts and contact numbers for the 2018 Bobcat UK Roadshow are:

  •  5th July 2018 – Peach Croft Farm, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HP – TVE Plant Sales Ltd – Tel 01235 523070
  • 10th July 2018 – Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 0HQ – Norwest Plant Ltd – Tel 01942 629550
  • 11th July 2018 – 5 St Helens Way, St Helens, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 9AD – Lloyd Ltd Tel 01388 660300
  • 12th July 2018 – SRUC Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH, Scotland – John H McNae Ltd – Tel 01292 541920

The exciting schedule begins on Thursday 5th July and will be hosted that day by Abingdon-based TVE Plant Sales Ltd, the new Bobcat dealer for Oxfordshire in England, with the event taking place at Peach Croft Farm in Radley.

The Roadshow then moves north for an event the following week on Tuesday 10th July at Haydock Park Racecourse in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, where the host will be Norwest Plant Ltd, the Wigan-based Bobcat dealer for North-West England and North Wales.

The Roadshow continues the next day at the premises of Lloyd Ltd in Bishop Auckland in County Durham, from where the company operates the Bobcat dealership for County Durham, the City of Durham, North Yorkshire, Teesside and Cleveland. Customers from the other Lloyd depots in Carlisle, Dumfries, Kelso and Penrith will also be attending and all visitors from these areas are very welcome.

The UK Roadshow schedule ends the next day in Scotland, with an eagerly anticipated event at SRUC Oatridge Campus in Broxburn in West Lothian, being held by John H McNae Ltd, the new Bobcat dealer for the Central Belt area of Scotland.

Plenty of Bobcat Products to Try Out

The T450 and the other compact track loader models in the Bobcat range are ideal machines for working with landscaping and groundcare attachments, with their ability to manoeuvre in confined work sites and on difficult or uneven terrain, offering exceptional performance and excellent lifting for tasks at height.  At the Roadshow events, the T450 will be working with trencher, auger, 2D laser grader, soil conditioner, tiller, combination bucket, landplane, flail cutter and pallet fork attachments, which are just a few of the many attachments that can be used on the T450 and the other compact track loaders.

The MT55 mini track loader is also ideal for these applications, as well as being able to pass through doorways or corridors, thanks to its small dimensions, again providing great agility, versatility and amazing traction and lifting capabilities.  Visitors can see the MT55 in operation with trencher, auger and grapple bucket attachments.

The new generation of the popular E26 mini-excavator is an easy-to-use, robust machine optimized for specific rental industry needs while introducing the next level of operator comfort and features required by demanding owner-operators.  The E26 will be combined with a Geith pin grabber coupler, digging buckets, a tilting/grading bucket and Bobcat’s thumb attachment.

To overcome a common issue in the rental market and thus protect the uptime, the new E26 is equipped with extra innovative features such as the additional protection for the boom cylinder provided by the new Cylinder-Inside-Boom (CIB) feature and a new geometry for the workgroup, which increases protection against bucket collision with the cab.

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