Bobcat TL619 telehandler designed to be easy and comfortable to use
By Jenny LescohierDecember 07, 2021
Bobcat’s all-new TL619 telehandler is designed for comfort and operability. It joins three other models in Bobcat’s stable of telescopic handlers.
Featuring a redesigned cab, turbocharged engine and easy-to-access service points, the TL619 combines power and nimbleness to create a lifting, stacking, backfilling and reaching machine matched for the job.
The TL619 has a load capacity of 5,500 lbs and a lift height of 19 feet. With an optional, add-on counterweight, operators can extend their telehandler’s rated capacity throughout the lift cycle to reduce repetitive tasks and complete jobs more quickly, according to Bobcat.
For ease of operation, a single joystick controls the travel direction, lift and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics. This gives the operator fine adjustment for lifting loads with care. It also allows operators to control several machine functions at the same time and from one control point, enabling more precise control and higher productivity without having to remove their hand from 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.
Powered by a Tier 4, turbocharged engine, the TL619 delivers high-torque performance and achieves emissions compliance without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalyst reduction (SCR). Operators will also appreciate the new engine’s reliable cold weather starting and a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient.
Five operation modes give operators the versatility needed for a wide variety of applications:
- 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 designed for maneuvering across job sites 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 TL619 was designed enhanced visibility. The low-profile boom sits below operator eye level to provide an open view of the surroundings. The redesigned engine basket sits lower for increased line of sight.
Front, top and rear window wipers help keep windows free of debris and precipitation. 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.
Bobcat telehandler cabs are designed and tested to Roll-Over Protection Structure (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) level II standards.
The TL619 is built with a robust box-welded frame for enhanced rigidity - plus a low-center of gravity for optimal stability. The shielded bottom plate protects vital components, and the engine, cooling system and critical components are well-protected within the center of the chassis, ensuring minimal wear and tear due to job site obstacles or harsh terrain.
Engine compartment accessibility puts routine maintenance checks, filters and other engine components in easy reach, as well as the oil filter and other service points.
Thanks to the Bob-Tach mounting system, operators can share select attachments with other Bobcat equipment for even greater versatility. From pallet forks and buckets to grapples and snow pushers, operators can conquer a variety of tasks without the need for specialty attachments.