Posted November 6, 2014

New Bobcat Skid Steer Features Tier 4 non-DPF Solution

Bobcat has expanded its M-Series skid-steer loader lineup with the launch of the new S450, a loader that provides operators with improved comfort and performance and is less than 5 ft. wide for working in tight jobsites. The 49 hp machine has a Rated Operating Capacity of 1300 lbs., a 20% increase in auxiliary hydraulic pressures and a non-diesel particulate filter (non-DPF) engine. 

bobcat s450The Bobcat S450 is designed to handle a range of applications.The radius-lift-path S450 loader has a low operating weight and an optimal reach for loading or unloading palletized materials from trucks or backfilling around foundations. For faster travel speeds, there's an optional two-speed drive, with a top speed of 6.5 mph in low range, 9.2 mph in high range, when equipped with optional Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC).

The S450 uses an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine that significantly reduces the amounts of particulate matter. By not requiring a DPF, owners and operators won’t spend time cleaning the filter, completing the regeneration process or replacing the filter. The new engine also delivers increased torque over a wide range of engine rpm, allowing operators of all skill levels to better use the machines’ performance.

With the new Bobcat engines, machine shutdown is still included when needed. However, instead of shutdown being the only solution, the system monitors coolant and oil temperatures and manages the engine to prevent them from reaching a point where the machine must be shut down. This helps to prevents engine damage, minimizes engine wear and keeps operators working. For cold-weather protection, when the engine temperature is too low, the loader will temporarily limit the maximum engine speed (rpm) to prevent premature component wear or failure. Engine idle speed is raised slightly to help the engine reach its operating temperature faster. As soon as the engine warms up to a predetermined temperature, the protection mechanism will deactivate.

The hydraulic systems are designed for higher pressure — 3,300 psi — which provides a 22 % increase in performance. The S450 also features a long-life hydraulic filter that lasts up to 1,000 hours — 500 hours longer than the S130. Hydraulic flow and engine horsepower are matched to the loader’s rated operating capacity, size and weight.

The new skid steer features several other ergonomic and operator-focused improvements. For more information, click here. 

QuickLook: Bobcat S450 Skid-Steer Loader

  • Rated operating capacity: 1300 lb.
  • Lift path: Radius
  • Engine: 49 hp Tier 4 diesel (36,6 kW)
  • Lift height to hinge pin: 9 ft. 2 in. 
  • Operating weight: 5027 lb. 
  • Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 16.7 gpm 
  • Auxiliary hydraulic pressure: 3300 psi
  • Length with standard bucket: 124.9 in.
  • Width with bucket: 62 in. 
  • Height: 77.8 in.