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Bobcat to unveil two concept machines at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

Bobcat’s T7X all-electric loader. (Image source: Bobcat)

Bobcat is gearing up to showcase a line-up of products and innovations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, running from 14-18 March

At booth W41544 in the West Hall, Bobcat will display its expansive electric product line-up, from the all-electric T7X compact track loader to battery-electric excavators, including the E10e, E19e and the North American-exclusive E32e. 

The company is also continuing to expand its electric concepting and will unveil two new electric concept machines during a show on Tuesday, 14 March at 4 p.m Pacific Time in its booth. 

These will be exhibited alongside a number of the company’s innovative digital features and technologies – some in concept form and others that are commercially available – that it offers. New in concept form is a collision warning and avoidance system designed to assist operators’ jobsite awareness. Compatible on select Bobcat compact track loaders and skid-steer loaders, the technology tracks objects’ position, direction and speed relative to the machine. Using either the active or passive setting, the operator can receive an audible alert or enable the machine to stop automatically upon detecting an object in its path. While still in product development, Bobcat expects this solution to be available to customers later in 2024.

Bobcat is also showcasing one of its latest technology concepts: Bobcat Intelligent Control System. Featured on an E60 excavator, the new intelligent controls enhance machine control and operation. With greater customisation of work modes, operators can increase their performance and efficiency while grading, trenching, slewing and performing other precise operations. The new Drive by Joystick mode allows operators to use the joysticks to travel, similar to Selectable Joystick Controls on a Bobcat loader. Bobcat Intelligent Control System on compact excavators will continue to drive future innovations like advanced depth check features, remote operation via Bobcat MaxControl and autonomous functionality.

The company’s advanced display technology with its transparent touch display will also be showcased. The concept heads-up display, which operators can see through to also view the jobsite, can be positioned on the front windshield or a cab side window on a range of Bobcat machines, including compact excavators, telehandlers and loaders. The display enhances operator productivity and efficiency to the task at hand.

Bobcat vice president of global innovation, Joel Honeyman, and director of innovation accelerated, Matt Sagaser, are taking centre stage during the Education Sessions with their presentation, ‘Electrifying the Future: Get Plugged In.’ Held on 14 March at 1 p.m. Pacific Time in the West Hall 216-218, the presentation will examine common myths surrounding electric operation and the benefits it holds – from sustainability attributes to performance enhancements to technological advancements.