Compact Solutions from Bobcat for Winter Work
Bobcat offers a wide range of equipment for winter work, combining attachments such as snow blowers, snow blades, buckets, and salt and sand spreaders with the Bobcat range of compact loaders to provide solutions for dealing with all types of winter weather. To enhance working on snow, Bobcat also offers optional steel tracks to go over the tyres on the wheeled loaders as well as individual tyre snow chains.
Bobcat snow blower models offer widths varying from 1220 to 2134 mm and are now available with different hydraulic motor packages, allowing the customer to select a perfect match between the snow blower and the hydraulics on the loader models. The snow blowers offer maximum throw distances from 7.6 to 13.7 metres and have a rotating chute and deflector to point the snow in the direction desired.
The Bobcat snow blade, available in six widths from 1219 to 2438 mm, is designed to quickly remove light or moderate snow from pavements and driveways. An optional end wing kit converts the 2134 and 2743 mm models into high-production snow pushers, ideal for use in car parks and other larger areas.
The versatile Bobcat snow V-blade, which is available in five different widths, can be used in five configurations: as a V-blade, scoop blade, straight blade and 30o left or 30o right angle blade.
Large capacity buckets, with widths from 1371 to 2540 mm and capacities from 0.36 to 1.53 m3, are available for handling snow. They have high backs to help with pushing snow and straight sides to penetrate snow piles. For the removal of light snowfalls 100 mm or less in depth, the Bobcat angle broom is an ideal attachment for use on pedestrian pathways, providing quick access by removing snow in just one pass.
The hydraulic salt and sand spreader is ideal for spreading in confined areas, such as parking lots and pedestrian zones, where larger equipment cannot be used. This attachment has a hopper capacity of 250 litres. The hopper can be used as a bucket to allow the spreader to be filled from a pile. The spread pattern is controlled by a hydraulic motor and ranges from 5.6 to 8.7 m, depending on the hydraulic flow of the carrier.
The Bobcat scraper attachment, which is highly efficient at dislodging packed snow and ice, provides an environmentally friendly alternative to the use of chemicals or salt. The scraper removes mud, snow, ice and other packed-on materials with ease, leaving behind a smooth surface for walking or driving.
The variety of attachment and carrier combinations provides an unmatched range of solutions for nearly every application, including clearance of snow and ice on urban and country roads; pavements; car parks; superstores and other out-of-town locations; driveways; parks; school playgrounds; sports fields and similar areas.