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 five-feet wide for working in tight jobsites.
With a spacious cab, a 20% increase in auxiliary hydraulic pressures and a non-diesel particulate filter (non-DPF) engine, the 49-horsepower S450 replaces the K-Series S130 skid-steer loader. By not requiring a DPF in the S450 engine, Bobcat says operators won’t spend time cleaning the filter, completing the regeneration process or replacing the filter.
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 when desired, the S450 has an optional two-speed drive, with a top speed of 6.5 mph in low range and 9.2 mph in high range when equipped with optional Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC).
The S450 joins the M-Series skid-steer loader line, which includes the S510, S530, S550, S570, S590, S630, S650, S750, S770, S850 skid-steer loaders. All M-Series loaders share features such as improved power and performance, good all-around visibility and outstanding operator comfort.
The 1.8-liter engine in the S450 features a non-DPF engine solution. The Tier 4 non-DPF solution was achieved by designing an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine. A specially designed engine combustion chamber significantly reduces the amounts of particulate matter. Therefore, Tier 4 emissions compliance can be achieved without using a DPF. In addition to eliminating the need for a DPF, the new engine used in the S450 loader has increased torque. According to Bobcat, 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.