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5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage enhances performance and uptime protection


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August 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Bobcat Company has introduced a new compact track loader 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage, providing increased performance, operator comfort and serviceability. M2-Series T870 compact track loaders are the first Bobcat loaders manufactured with the new 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage.

Uptime protection is a top priority for Bobcat Company. That is why the 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage is designed with reliable components – including a new drive motor – to ensure the undercarriage is operating properly. The undercarriage’s new drive motor is easier to maintain, while the drive motor’s outer bearing is more durable because it receives continuous lubrication from oil within the loader’s hydraulic system. A 15 per cent increase in diameter to the drive shaft inside the gearbox also increases the component’s durability. For ease of maintenance, the inner gear box reservoir housed within the new drive motor is easier to flush and fill through the two service ports.


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