Bobcat brings big new telehandlers to round out R Series
By Larry StewartAugust 10, 2022
Bobcat added the TL923 and TL723 telehandlers to its TL619 (launched in 2021) to round out the R-Series lineup with redesigned cabs, turbocharged Tier 4 engines and easy-to-access service points.
Bobcat’s TL923 has rated lift capacity of 9,000 pounds, and it can take 7,056 pounds to its maximum lift height of 23 feet. The TL723’s maximum capacity is 7,718 pounds, which it can lift to its maximum height of 22 feet, 9 inches.
The TL923 hydraulic system is designed for faster boom speeds and heavier lifting, delivering smoother handling and control when loaded, and faster boom cycle times when empty. Its patented hydraulic lift system provides advanced high-flow technology to optimize lift capabilities while providing high-speed movement.
Both the Bobcat TL723 at 100 horsepower and the TL923 at 135 horsepower are powered by turbocharged Bobcat Tier 4 engines that do not require diesel particulate filters to satisfy Tier 4 Final exhaust emissions standards.
Five operating modes tailor the machines’ performance to the work at hand:
- ECO mode allows the operator to maintain hydraulic performance without using the engine’s full power – working with lower rpm, less noise and lower fuel consumption.
- Smooth Drive mode is ideal for maneuvering across jobsites with mild acceleration and deceleration while carrying loads.
- Dynamic Drive mode increases responsiveness of the telehandler’s acceleration and deceleration for traveling between tasks.
- Flex Drive mode allows the operator to manage the engine speed independently from travel speed.
- Advanced Attachment Control mode allows for full auxiliary hydraulic performance.
The telehandlers are equipped with automatic ride control, which reduces materials pillage and enables operators to carry loads at faster speeds for increased productivity.
The low-profile boom sits below operator eye level and the redesigned engine basket sits lower in the chassis to improve the view of the surroundings. Front, top and rear window wipers help keep windows clear. Multiple mirrors on the operator’s left and right provide added visibility when working in confined areas. An optional rear mirror kit, rear view camera kit and boom work light kit also are available. The TL723 and TL923 both have a unique wrap-around rear-view window that gives operators a clear view of the side and rear of the machine.
A single, intuitive multi-control joystick dictates the travel direction, lift and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics. It also allows operators to control several machine functions at the same time, enabling more precise control and higher productivity without having to take their hand off the joystick.
On the front side of the joystick, the directional switch for forward, neutral and reverse can be operated with the index finger. The two-speed travel switch, lift-arm float, boom extension, machine function settings and auxiliary hydraulics are located on the rear of the joystick.
The TL923 comes specially equipped with a seat-mounted joystick with adjustable armrest, allowing operators to adjust to their preferred position. The heated, air-suspension seat complements the cab’s climate control. The TL723 has a standard air-suspension seat which adjusts to the operator’s weight.
Power Quick-Tach mounting system on the TL723 and TL923 allows quick attachment changes from inside the cab for attachments without hydraulic hoses.