Bobcat debuts compact telehandler

By Lindsey Anderson13 December 2021

Bobcat has released a new compact telehandler, the TL619. Featuring a redesigned cab, turbo-charged engine and easier-to-access service points, the TL619 has a maximum load capacity of 5,500 pounds and a lift height of 19 feet.

Bobcat’s new TL619 telehandler.

The unit is powered by a Tier 4, turbo-charged engine that achieves emissions compliance without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalyst reduction (SCR).

The TL619 features five operation modes to suit a range of applications and operator needs, including: 

  • ECO mode which allows the operator to maintain hydraulic performance without using the engine’s full power – working with lower rpm, less noise and lower fuel consumption;
  • Smooth Drive mode for maneuvering across jobsites with mild acceleration and deceleration while carrying loads;
  • Dynamic Drive mode which increases responsiveness of the telehandler’s acceleration and deceleration for traveling between tasks;
  • Flex Drive mode that allows the operator to manage the engine speed independently from travel speed;
  • Advanced Attachment Control mode which allows for full auxiliary hydraulic performance.

The TL619 has a low-profile boom that sits below operator eye level to provide an open view of the surroundings. The redesigned engine basket sits lower for increased line of sight. Front, top and rear window wipers help keep windows free of debris and precipitation. Multiple mirrors on the operator’s left and right provide added visibility when working in confined areas. An optional rear mirror kit, rear view camera kit and boom work light kit also are available.

The redesigned cab features a comfortable suspensionseat, efficient HVAC system, and an automotive-style instrumentation panel that Bobcat equipment operators will find familiar across the company’s R-Series machines. Bobcat telehandler cabs are also designed and tested to Roll-Over Protection Structure (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) level II standards.

A single, intuitive joystick controls the travel direction, lift and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics.

“This gives the operator fine adjustment for lifting loads with care. It also allows operators to control several machine functions at the same time and from one control point, enabling more precise control and higher productivity without having to remove their hand from the joystick,” the company said.

“Fingertip control access makes operation smooth and comfortable. On the front side of the joystick, thedirectional switch for forward, neutral and reverse can be operated with the index finger. The 2-speed travelswitch, lift-arm float, boom extension, machine function settings and auxiliary hydraulics are located on therear of the joystick.”

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