(Left to Right) HS Kim, Director Commercial Doosan Bobcat India, Miron Thomas, Vice President and Head of Volvo Penta India, HW Park, President - Asia, LA and Oceania, Natarajan, Managing Director Sales - Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, and Seshnath Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Walvoil India.
The B900 Backhoe Loader from Doosan Bobcat was unveiled by HW Park, President - Asia, LA and Oceania on 10th December in the inaugral day of EXCON 2019. The product gives superior performance with the finest digging depth, breakout forces, and offers component durability, comfortable operator cabin, advanced hydraulic system and ensures total cost of ownership.
B900’s salient features include 7840 kg Operating Weight; 76 HP Turbocharged Engine; 2 Wheel Drive Synchro Shuttle Transmission; 121 Lpm Hydraulic flow with Tandem Gear Pump; Side Shift Stabilizers; 1.1m^3 Loader Bucket Capacity; and 0.26 m^3 Backhoe Bucket Capacity. Bobcat B900 offers higher maximum digging depth compared to other backhoe loaders in its class. It is powered by the fuel efficient Kirloskar Engine. With its optimized design, economy mode operations can be achieved with 1400 Rpm and Power Model can be achieved with 1550 Rpm. Higher performance even at low engine rpm helps in great fuel savings.
B900 is equipped with proven components for long durability, higher performance and reduced maintenance. Major structural items are reinforced to enhance life and manufactured in-house at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai. Hydraulic Hose Distribution Box is provided in Backhoe hydraulic circuit of B900 for increased life of hydraulic hoses, less leakages and reduced downtime.
B900 offers 7~10% higher breakout forces that increase capability for working in hard ground excavation, higher dozing and loading performance. Heavy Duty Carraro Transmission and Rear Axle for higher torque and best performance with higher drawbar pull. Front axle is provided with balanced cylinders for better steering performance and 16-degree oscillation for better performance at uneven terrains. Higher ground clearance for better performance even on rough undulated surfaces. Higher ground clearance also helps in protecting power train components from damages. The front wheel turning radius has higher maneuverability in confined areas. Large cooling package and more efficient cooling fan helps in working long hours without overheating issues and helps in long life of components.
The operator cabin is a major consideration in the B900 design. Spacious operator cabin with ergonomic controls and operator convenient features makes B900 a preferred choice for comfortable operation, along with stylish and dynamic design with all-round visibility, adjustable suspension seat, side view mirrors and additional rear view mirror for rear visibility and convenient and safer operation. Large storage box and various storage compartments in the front and side panels provided along with standard MP3 music player and cabin fan.
B900 Hydraulics is equipped with Parker Tandem Gear Pump with advanced Hydraulic System that automatically redirects hydraulic flow to tank when hydraulic functions are in neutral mode. When there is higher hydraulic pressure requirement, flow from second pump is redirected to tank to reduce load on engine. These advanced hydraulic features will reduce power consumption from engine to ensure high fuel efficiency.The highly durable Engine, Hydraulics and Power-Train components give longer life while lower fuel consumption and increased service interval for periodic maintenance result in low cost of ownership.
Doosan Bobcat India has developed a comprehensive plan to support customers through its extensive 28 channel partners. The company also has developed product support program called ‘Bobcare’ which is backed by a toll-free number so that the customers problem can be registered and solved in quick time. Backed by 28+ Channel Partners, the company has an extensive customer reach and touchpoints across the country. Today, it has over 50% market share in the Skid-Steer Loader product category and has become a leader in the 5-Ton below Compact excavator product category.
The company plans to make the recently inaugurated Chennai facility currently producing B900 Backhoe Loaders, a global manufacturing hub for export and a regional centre of excellence. Besides Backhoe Loaders, the company is also looking at localizing its other Compact products to suit Indian market requirements and potentially exporting that as well. The new facility is equipped with modern manufacturing equipment, testing facilities, office space for R&D center, vendor development and a Training Center.