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Bobcat rolls out new light compaction product range

February 25, 2021
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Bobcat, one of the world's leading manufacturers of construction equipment, has announced the launch of its new Light Compaction Product Line, in collaboration with the Ammann Group, a brand known for its comfort and productivity.

This latest expansion of the Bobcat product range under the company’s Next is Now banner is designed to meet work requirements on almost any compaction job site.

Machine specifications include state of the art technologies that allow maximum performance, while not compromising on comfort, safety and simplicity of use.

Altogether, the Bobcat light compaction range comprises seven different product families and will ultimately offer 37 models, from vibratory rammers weighing 29 kg up to 2.6 tonne tandem rollers.

The Bobcat Light Compaction Range includes: Vibratory rammers; Vibratory forward plates;

Reversible vibratory plates; Hydrostatic plates; Walk behind rollers; Trench rollers and Tandem rollers.

Mike Vought, Senior Director for Product Management at Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: 'The launch of the complete compaction line-up is part of the exciting diversification strategy under our innovative Next is Now umbrella.'

The move is aimed at easing compaction applications that are a required part of numerous industries, and no construction site is complete without a soil and asphalt compactor, he stated.

Accog to him, compaction is one of the completely new product categories together with wheel loaders, that Bobcat introduced in 2020.

'This expansion was complemented by significant developments in the market-leading mini-excavator, rotary and rigid frame telehandler, skid-steer and compact track loader and backhoe loader ranges from Bobcat,' he stated.

'Along with product innovations this is another driver on the way to achieving our vision – becoming the world leader in the compact equipment market. To accomplish our goals, even in the extremely difficult year of 2020, we introduced an unprecedented number of new products and technologies and we will continue this in 2021,' he added.

According to Bobcat, light compaction machines can be used in a wide range of applications, such as:

*Construction – Light compactors increase soil strength, improve stability and load bearing capacity by removing voids and interlocking soil particles.

*Roadwork – Compacting asphalt and base materials improves their capacity to withstand heavy traffic and improves their general durability.

*Landscaping – Rammers and forward plates are used for gardening and other landscaping applications, as their compact size and low weight ensures they are easy to move between job sites.

Bobcat said it is looking to offer a range of five articulated ride-on tandem rollers and the first two models - the ATR23 (2.3 tonne) and ATR26 (2.6 tonne) - will be available next month. The other three models starting at 1.2 tonne will be rolled out in the summer of 2021.