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Bobcat Australia's New 430 Zero House Swing Excavator

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Bobcat Company continues to raise the bar in the compact equipment industry with the introduction of the new 430 Zero House Swing compact hydraulic excavator. Similar to the 435 The Bobcat 430 ZHS improves operator’s speed and efficiency on the job.

Bobcat have taken the common zero tail swing (ZTS) excavator and significantly improved on it. With ZTS, the tail of the machine does not extend beyond the width of the undercarriage when slewing the machine. However, on most ZTS machines the right and left front corners often extend beyond the track footprint as the house rotates. With the Zero House Swing design the overhang is eliminated, allowing the excavator house to remain within the outside edges of the tracks, giving operators 320 degrees of unrestricted motion.

The ZHS design gives contractors a greater range of house rotation when working in extremely tight quarters. Bobcat engineers developed the ZHS series excavators without sacrificing cab room or access to service and maintenance items, which are typically associated with most current zero tail swing machines. Keeping the cab height of the 430 to just 2426 mm and having a swing-open tail gate and a right-side access door for hydraulic components, the 430 ZHS machine is as easy to service as conventionally designed excavators.

The Bobcat 430 compact excavator has an operating weight of 3640 Kg with a digging depth of 3066 mm. It’s powered by a 31.9kW Kubota diesel engine, a low-range travel speed of 2.6 km/h, a high-range speed of 4.6 km/h and exerts only 29 kPa of ground pressure. The 430 also has a hydraulic pump capacity of 90.9L/m with an auxiliary flow of 62.1L/m. It will deliver the power needed for the toughest jobs with an arm breakout force of 17170 N. and a bucket breakout force of 30644 N.

The hydraulic system featured on the 430 consists of dual outlet piston pumps eliminating engine lugging, closed-centre control valve for consistent and predictable operators response, high pressure hydraulic system providing more engine power and increased lifting performance and pilot control system, making travel functions smooth and require minimal operator effort.

In addition the 430 can be equipped with an optional long-arm, giving 279 mm of extra reach, which will save time when loading trucks, cleaning ditches or doing shallow excavating. The Bobcat 430 ZHS series excavator features improved dual blade cylinders mounted on each side of the backfill blade. This design reduces the amount of dirt and debris that can build up on the top of the blade structure. The arm on the Bobcat 430 ZHS compact excavator has also been redesigned. Hydraulic hoses are now routed within the width of the arm to improve protection from snagging and other damage.

For more information on the Bobcat 430 ZHS compact excavator, applications or model specifications contact Bobcat Australia on 1800 643 853, or visit www.bobcat.com.au

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