Readyplant Ltd, the plant and equipment rental company based in Croston in Lancashire, has expanded with the purchase of the first Bobcat T35105L telehandler in the UK from Wigan-based Norwest Plant Ltd, the Authorised Bobcat and Doosan dealer for North-West England and North Wales. Operating since 1984, Readyplant Ltd is a premier non-operated plant and machinery supplier in North West England, offering a wide range of small to medium sized equipment for hire.

Arthur Ruttle, Director of Readyplant Ltd, said: “The T35105L is the first Bobcat telehandler we have purchased and right from the start from when it was delivered, it has been out on hire and performing well on sites across the North West. The excellent range of features offered by the new T35105L is a perfect match for our requirements for the Readyplant fleet. We bought the new machine to meet increased demand from the construction sector, particularly in housebuilding.”

The T35105L is one of three new 10-12 m middle lift telehandlers from Bobcat, sharing the same, easily recognisable counterweight design and chassis in black and incorporating many of the improvements already seen in the TL360/TL470 6-7 m and T40140/T40180 14-18 m models launched over the last 18 months.

For construction and rental applications, the new T35105L telehandler features an auxiliary hydraulic line and is supplied with a 1.12 m wide foldable pallet forks carriage with backrest and 1200 mm pallet forks as standard.

An important safety feature is the Aggravating Movement Arrester (AMA) system which cuts off all aggravating movements to ensure safe use within the working envelope, whatever the attachment used and the type of load (palletised or suspended) being lifted. The T35105L telehandler has a maximum lift capacity of 3.5 tonne. The working envelope has a maximum lift height of 10.29 m and a maximum forward reach of 6.88 m.

The T351015L offers many advanced features such as the new Panoramic Cab which has a large parabolic windscreen providing panoramic visibility especially when handling loads at height. In the cab, there is a new dashboard with digital display and ergonomic controls including a joystick with integrated forward/reverse (FNR) control for improved productivity and safety.

Arthur Ruttle added: “The new Bobcat T35105L meets all our needs especially in terms of lower costs, comfort and performance. The new ROPS/FOPS protected cab provides high visibility, not only through the curved front window, but also the larger back window increasing sight to the rear and a cab door with windows above and below the handlebar for optimum visibility when manoeuvring close to walls or other obstacles.”

The state-of-the-art electronics in the new T35105L telehandler are based on can bus technology allowing smart machine management and monitoring of the main components for easier maintenance. Based around a 100 l/min gear pump, the advanced hydraulics feature an active diagnostic system which ensures that in case of hydraulic failure, the machine always remains within safe limits.

Powered by a 74.4 kW (100 HP) 410 Nm Deutz TCD 3.6 L4 Stage IIIB diesel engine, providing plenty of power and torque even in the most difficult ground conditions, the T35105L has a hydrostatic transmission offering a maximum travel speed of 30 km/h, complemented by an inching function for smooth driving and precise positioning. The T35105L features the Bobcat frame-levelling system as standard.

Readyplant offers forklifts and telehandlers for hire with lifting capacities from 2 to 4 tonne and lifting heights up to 17 m. Readyplant is also a specialist in access equipment, with straight lift (up to 10.10 m height); scissor lift (up to 8 m height); telescopic boom (up to 20.8 m height) and articulated boom (up to 20 m height) models available. In addition, the company offers a wide range of site equipment for hire including mini-excavators, dumpers, rollers, portable compressors, concrete mixers, water pumps, generators, fuel bowsers and pressure washers.