Bobcat’s Impressive Compact Telehandler Debuts


Bobcat has introduced its most compact telehandler yet… the TL519. The company’s newest vehicle is only 6 feet wide but brings a lot of power to construction and agricultural jobsites. It boasts a turbocharged 74-hp engine, 2-speed hydrostatic transmission, has a lifting capacity of 5,500 pounds, and is able to extend the boom more than 19 feet. Bobcat’s standard Power Bob-Tach mounting system is included, which allows operators to swap attachments while in the cab.

Bobcat’s Marketing Manager Drew Kolo said, “The TL519 delivers the power, extended reach and maneuverability that customers need to tackle big jobs on confined jobsites. Its ease of use and attachment versatility also make it the go-to machine for a wide range of applications.”

Advanced engine

The TL519’s powerhouse is efficient yet delivers high-torque performance. The engine is emmissions compliant without using a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalyst reduction (SCR). Five operation modes offer versatility for different applications:

ECO – Hydraulic performance remains steady without utilizing the engine’s full power. Its efficiency means less noise with lower RPM and fuel consumption.

Smooth Drive – Maneuver the jobsite using mild acceleration and deceleration while a load is being carried.

Dynamic Drive – Acceleration and deceleration response is increased when traveling between tasks.

Flex Drive – The engine and travel speeds are managed independently.

Advanced Attachment Control – Full auxiliary hydraulic performance is enabled.

In the cab

The TL519 continues Bobcat’s tradition of sleek styling and enhanced visibility. Overall cab design is centered around the operator with an ergonomic and comfortable seat, easily readable instruments, high visibility, and efficient heating and air conditioning. All Bobcat telehandler cabs are built to safety standards for vehicle rollover and protection from falling objects.

In control with ease

The operator controls direction, lift and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics with a single intuitive joystick, allowing for fine adjustments while carefully lifting the load. Additionally, fingertip buttons include 2-speed travel switch, lift arm float, and machine function, enabling the operator precise control without removing their hand from the joystick.

The low-profile boom sits below the operator’s eye level, providing an open view of the jobsite and surroundings. Wipers are positioned on the front, top, and rear windows for clearing debris and precipitation. Mirrors to the left and right provide additional visibility. A backup camera, rear mirror kit, and boom worklight are available as optional equipment.

More details about the TL519 can be read at Bobcat’s website by clicking here. Image above courtesy of Bobcat.

February 6, 2023

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