The Bobcat T450 reintroduces a compact track loader platform size that has not been available from Bobcat Company in recent years. In addition to M-Series enhancements and engine innovations, the T450 features more horsepower, higher auxiliary pressures, lower ground pressure and increased travel speed when equipped with the optional two-speed drive system.
With a width of just 56 inches when paired with a bucket, the T450 is well-suited for accessing and working in tight jobsites, often replacing tasks previously done with manual labor and tools. The machine’s rubber track undercarriage minimizes ground disturbance – just 4.7 pounds per square inch – to established surfaces for fewer repairs when a project is complete.
The T450 loader features a radius lift path, providing operators with good reach and visibility. An optional enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is available for improved operator comfort. Air conditioning is a new option for this size of Bobcat compact track loaders. Also available for the first time in a Bobcat compact track loader this size, a two-speed drive system provides faster travel when desired – a maximum speed of 7.3 mph in low range and 11 mph in high range.
The 2.4-liter Bobcat engine in the T450 features a non-diesel particulate filter (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 T450 compact track loader has more horsepower and increased torque. This increase is produced over a wide range of engine rpm, allowing operators of all skill levels to better utilize the machines’ maximum performance.