Winter attachments aid council in tackling snow and ice

With predictions of a cold winter to come in the UK and Ireland, the Bobcat® range of winter attachments provides local authorities and their suppliers and contractors with the a customised solution for clearing snow and ice. From snow blowers and blades, buckets and sweepers for snow, to more specialist tools such as the Bobcat® super scraper and salt and sand spreader, attachments are available for rental and council fleets.

Designed for use with compact Bobcat® skid-steers and tracked loaders, the Toolcat Utility Work Machine or Bobcat® telehandlers, the attachments are designed to remove snow and ice from urban and country roads, pavements, driveways, bike paths, car parks, school playgrounds, playing fields and loading bays.

The company’s range of snowblowers now features a new valve block mounted directly on the fan motor, resulting in minimal reduction of hydraulic pressure and reducing the number of hydraulic hoses and elbows on the snowblower. Featuring a rotating chute and deflector to point the snow in any direction, there are three snow blower models with several different widths to operate with the Bobcat® tool carrier.

The Bobcat® snow blade is a tool for quickly removing light or moderate snow from pavements and driveways. The hydraulically-operated snow V-blades, available in five widths from 1,520 to 2,740 mm, can be used in five different blade configurations – as a V-blade, scoop blade, straight blade and 30° left or 30° right angle blade – providing far more versatility than a standard snow blade or snow bucket. Other attachments include a choice of six snow buckets and, for the removal of light snowfalls, an angle broom.

The Bobcat® SP125 salt and sand spreader attachment is designed for use with the Toolcat Utility Work Machine.

Bobcat is part of the Compact Vehicle Technologies Sector of diversified industrial firm, Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (IR).

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