Bobcat is launching its newest intelligent, digital solution: Features On Demand.

Features On Demand is a patent-pending technology that gives customers the flexibility to enable additional features on their R-Series compact loaders as their needs change. This technology gives them the freedom to customize a machine with the exact features required to get their jobs done.

How It Works

Features On Demand allows customers to purchase R-Series loaders that have certain features enabled by their local Bobcat dealer at the time of machine purchase. Customers can demo the fully equipped loaders, then pick the features they want to keep. Even years later, if after purchasing and using the machine customers discover a need for additional features, they have the flexibility to add them to their existing R-Series loader quickly and easily.

Current Features

With Features On Demand, customers can customize their machine and have features enabled that help complete specific tasks. Currently, customers can enable the following features on machines equipped with the optional Features On Demand Performance Package:

  • 2-Speed travel: Increases the speed of the machine when traveling between jobsites.  
  • High-flow hydraulics: Provides additional hydraulic power to boost production of attachments. 
  • Automatic ride control: Reduces material spillage and allows faster travel and increased productivity. 
  • Dual-direction bucket positioning: Keeps the load at a consistent angle through the lift cycle. 
  • Reversing fan: Reduces maintenance and downtime by purging debris buildup.

Auto-Throttle is a patented, optional feature that provides dynamic automated throttle control on machines equipped with Bobcat Selectable Joystick Controls. As an operator commands more travel speed or faster workgroup movement, engine power simultaneously increases. This feature easily allows an operator to automatically apply engine RPM while operating the machine.  In addition, this feature will help conserve fuel and works well for newer operators to perform tasks more quickly.

Available Models

Features On Demand is currently available on the following R-Series compact track loaders and skid-steer loaders:

Features On Demand Performance Package*

  • T76 and S76

Auto-Throttle (equipped with Selectable Joystick Controls)

  • T76 and S76
  • S62 and S64
  • T64 and S64
  • T66 and S66

*Features On Demand Performance Package for 6X compact loaders will be available later in 2020.

Originally posted on Government Fleet

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