One of the key changes taking place in the compact equipment sector in the Middle East is the significant growth in the compact track loader market in the region, according to Bobcat.
Since 2017, Bobcat has increased its share of the market, with sales of compact track loaders more than quadrupling in the same period.
The growth is being driven by increasing demand among contractors for safe, stable and high performing machines that can be combined with a wide range of attachments that help them to expand the amount and type of work they can carry out with the same loaders, it said.
Ernesto Anton, district manager Middle East for Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “This growth is due to the unique characteristics of compact track loaders as tool carriers and the wide array of attachments that they can work with. We sell an expanding array of attachments to Middle East customers for both skid-steer and compact track loaders depending on the particular application, including Forestry Cutters, Planers, Wheel Saws and Sand Cleaners.
Landscaping is a much more important application in the area and customers are also looking for the high lift capacity offered by our track loaders.
“We are providing regular demonstrations of our compact track loaders for our customers to show the high performance and the tool carrier benefits offered by our machines. Together with our comprehensive network of dealers covering every country in the Middle East, we can offer all types of training to ensure customers get the most out of their machines/attachments and have the best solution for their needs.”
Bobcat compact track loaders provide a very stable platform for working with a wide range of attachments. Using the exclusive, quick change Bob-Tach mounting systems on the machines, attachments can be added or removed very quickly, ensuring the attachment fits securely and safely to the machine in seconds. Ideal for users needing to change attachments regularly, the Power Bob-Tach is a time-saving, electro-hydraulic device that makes the connection to the attachment automatically.
As tool carriers, compact track loaders offer many advantages over the comparable wheeled machines. They can provide increased productivity in many conditions with a lifting capacity approximately 25 per cent more than the equivalently sized wheeled loaders.
Approximately three times less than wheeled machines, the low ground disturbance of compact track loaders allows them to work on delicate surfaces, such as established lawns or asphalt, minimising damage and reducing the need for tidying up after the job is complete.
By distributing weight over a larger area, compact track loaders also offer a smooth ride with the high stability and manoeuvrability needed for grading and backfilling on rough terrain.-- Tradearabia News Service