UAE: Kanoo Machinery introduced its new Bobcat Backhoe Loaders to the UAE customers through its Meet & Greet Contractors Day held respectively on 23rd and 30th May 2016 at its JAFZA and Mussafah premises as the equipment giant’s authorised distributor.
The Meet & Greet Contractors Day was attended by Kanoo Machinery senior management, which was a networking and business opportunity mostly targeted for key decision makers, GMs and plant managers from major construction companies in the UAE where a demand for a versatile machine that can be put to diverse uses at different job sites in the region is tremendous.
Overall, the event saw Kanoo Machinery’s 6-8 major contracting business customers in each branches get acquainted with the newly launched Bobcat range and models. The new B700+ range is Bobcat’s first attempt in the backhoe loader category and the first to be revealed in the Middle East.
Bobcat’s backhoe loader range comprises of four models, the B700, B730, B750 and B780 with variety of options that can be configured as per customer’s requirements. Although all models share the same 4.4-litre, maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1350 rpm, and direct fuel injection engine producing 74.5 kW (100hp) at 2200 rpm, their transmissions vary from model to model, with a choice of four-speed synchroshuttle, powershift or auto powershift.
Added distinguishing features include the hydraulic controls and the bucket cylinders, with the B700 featuring a single loader cylinder while the others sport double loaders. Among other options include cab-over or fully enclosed cabins.
The customers mostly passed positive reviews and feedbacks to the new products especially in terms of comfort to the operators – a spacious operator’s cabin; easy service accessibility – a large engine hood; and an advanced control valve assembly.
Similarly, Kanoo Machinery recently introduced the newly launched Bobcat sand cleaner. A demonstration of the equipment was carried for ‘Lavajet’, one of the major beach cleaning customers in Abu Dhabi. The machines were brought to Corniche beach where Kanoo did the demonstration for Lavajet for its clients SERCO & Abu Dhabi Municipality. Serco officials were present at the demo site and were quite satisfied with the machines’ performance.