Bobcat Enhances M-Series Loader Line with T770
The T770 joins the Bobcat M-Series loader line, which includes the T630, T650 and T870 compact track loaders and the S630, S650 and S850 skid-steer loaders. All Bobcat M-Series loaders share features such as improved power and performance, better visibility and outstanding operator comfort.
The T770 has vertical-lift-path arms and a height-to-hinge pin measurement of 132 inches — 3.5 inches higher than the K-Series loaders. Additionally, the machines feature 23 gallons per minute standard hydraulic flow — 11 percent more than the K-Series.
With an operating weight of 10,887 pounds, the T770 replaces the current K-Series T320 compact track loader. It has a rated operating capacity of 3,100 pounds is powered by a 92-horsepower water-cooled diesel engine.
Production is key
The T770 compact track loader has the same increased hydraulic performance as the other M-Series loader models, enabling it to efficiently accomplish more work. The hydraulic systems on M-Series loaders have been engineered for higher standard flow and pressure that give attachments more power to work more quickly.
New job-enhancing features were added to the optional deluxe instrumentation panel. Available only on M-Series machines, the panel intelligently monitors key loader functions, and the keyless start helps prevent theft. The new 5-inch, full-color LCD screen offers better readability and interaction. Easy-to-read virtual sweep gauges allow the operator to quickly read and understand the machine’s performance.
The loaders are designed to work long hours on demanding jobsites, and operators want to spend minimal time on routine maintenance to start the workday earlier. Simple checks and superior design make it easier to perform maintenance correctly at the proper intervals.
The auxiliary hydraulic quick couplers are mounted directly to the front plate of the lift arm to provide a solid mounting and hoses are routed through the loader arms for better protection. A guard bar extends in front of the coupler for added security.
Keeping the loader cool when working long hours is important in prolonging the service life of the machine. That is why Bobcat redesigned the cooling system on the M-Series for increased efficiency and higher performance. The new design also makes it easier to clean out the cooling system, with an oil cooler that swings up, allowing the operator to clean the area between the oil cooler and the radiator.
The T770, like other M-Series loader models, feature a unique cab-forward design that not only makes the loaders look different, but also moves the operator closer to the attachment and provides unmatched visibility in all directions.
Superior visibility is provided to the cutting edge of the bucket or the corners of an attachment because the cab door is the largest available on the market. The cab door threshold has been lowered and the overall surface of the door has increased more than 40 percent to provide improved visibility and make it easier for operators to enter and exit the cab.
Windows on the sides and rear of the cab have also been increased in size to provide more visibility to the tires and to the rear. The larger top window makes it easier and more comfortable for the operator to see the attachment with the lift arms raised, an advantage when loading trucks or performing other tasks.
Comfortable operators are more productive, so to create a better working environment, Bobcat increased the size of the M-series cab by 10 percent, redesigned the interior to allow operators to adjust the environment to their individual preferences and improved cab pressurization.
Bobcat M-Series loaders have a best-in-class pressurized cab, with a new one-piece seal that goes all the way around the door and fits into a special curved pocket. This minimizes the amount of dirt and dust that might enter the cab, creating more enjoyable working conditions and making it easier to clean the cab.
Noise is another factor affecting operator comfort, and Bobcat reduced the sound level of M-Series loaders by more than 60 percent. New engine mounts improve isolation to decrease vibration and reduce sound levels.
The control levers on the optional Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) move up and down in conjunction with the seat to reduce arm movement and fatigue as the operator controls the machine. The joystick mounts slide forward or backward to adjust to the preference of each individual operator.