"Following on the outstanding success of the Bobcat range of compact tractors on launch in the USA, we are proud to introduce the first three of a nine-model line the company plans to launch in 2008," said Robert Hammond Managing Director of the Clark Equipment Group.
"The initial range of three tractors will be the CT122, the CT225 and the CT230," said Cole Jones General Manager of the Dakenasv division. "The CT122 has a 22-horsepower engine and two-speed travel. The CT225 has a 27-horsepower diesel engine with three travel speeds. The CT225 is 141 cm wide with agricultural tyres 300 cm long and 243 cm high with the ROPS deployed and weighs 1370 kg."
"The third model in the initial launch is the Bobcat CT230. This 30-horsepower compact tractor also has three-speed travel. The CT230 is 141 cm wide with agricultural tyres 300 cm long and 243 cm high with the ROPS deployed and weighs 1386 kg."
The compact tractors feature four-wheel drive for travelling over and working in rough terrain and hydrostatic transmissions and operator controls designed to be intuitive for customers who have never driven a tractor. They are designed to help farmers, hobby farmers, commercial landscapers, groundskeepers, homeowners with acreage and other users tackle a variety of tasks.
Cole Jones added, "The Bobcat compact tractors can be used with the many Daken implements such as slashers and finishing mowers, graders and rippers, post hole diggers, and the combination bucket, as well as Tonutti hay rakes, Rondini fertiliser spreaders, and Muratori mulchers."
The Bobcat tractors will be sold through the Clark Equipment nationwide branches.