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Bobcat Exhibits Influence of New Owner and Partnership
Jun 04, 2010
In 2007, Doosan Infracore acquired Bobcat. Doosan is a South Korean company that owns everything from fashion marketing rights to heavy industrial equipment to technology for desalination water plants.
For a machinery editor, it means that Bobcat media events incorporate machinery that I don’t always get my hands on.
At their recent launch of a completely new line up of utility vehicles and increased compact tractor features, the ride-and-drive also included large wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks. (Click HERE to see a round up of the new utility vehicles and added transmission option for their compact tractors) Definitely take a look at their completely new line up of utility vehicles as a result from their parternship with Polaris.
Here’s a Doosan articulated wheel loader. The DL420 has a bucket capacity of 5.2 cubic yards, is powered by a 6 cylinder turbocharged Cummins QSM11 engine that develops 280 horsepower at 2,000 rpm and offers maximum torque of 1,070 pound-feet at 1400 rpm. Doosan reps say it’s common to find this loader and its smaller-scale little brother on dairy farms for material handling.
Then there was the Moxy MT41 articulated dump truck. Although I didn’t get to drive it, I did get to start it up and tilt the dump box. What a view from inside this cab! I can’t imagine going its top speed of 35 mph with its a payload capacity of 82,010 lb.