Bobcat Company has released the Tier 4-compliant 5600 and 5610 Toolcat utility work machines that incorporate a non-diesel particulate filter (DPF) engine solution. These machines also feature a traction control system designed to provide operators with better mobility when ground conditions are conducive to traction loss, or the machines’ wheels encounter obstructions, such as rocks or debris. A new illuminated rocker switch located on the dash of the 5600 and 5610 utility work machines allows operators to turn the traction control system on or off as needed.
The traction control feature is integrated with the machines’ electronics, which allows it to sense speed differentials that typically occur when wheels experience traction loss due to soft ground, snow and ice, or terrain that causes a wheel to lose contact with the ground. Once engaged, as an operator holds a constant low-range speed, the system transfers torque to the wheels with the highest traction. The traction control feature is an option on the 5600 model and is a standard configuration on the 5610 model.
In addition to eliminating the need for a DPF, the new engines used in the 5600 and 5610 Toolcat utility work machines have a 12 percent increase in torque. This increase in torque is produced over a wide range of engine rpm, allowing operators of all skill levels to better utilize the machines’ maximum performance.
The versatile 61-horsepower 5600 and 5610 Toolcat utility work machines combine the most productive features of a pickup truck, tractor, skid-steer loader and utility vehicle. Both machines are compatible with more than 40 approved front-mounted attachments for dozens of jobs, from snow removal to sweeping to installing fences. The 5610 allows operators to use front-mounted attachments, as well as PTO and rear remote hydraulics to power Category 1, 3-point hitch implements or attachments. These capabilities increase the functionality of a Toolcat machine, and help create a high level of utilization on college campuses, parks, airports, farms, acreages and a variety of other applications.