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New Bobcat V923 Telehandler Offers More Height, Reach, Capacity

New Bobcat V923 Telehandler Offers More Height, Reach, Capacity

Bobcat’s new V923 VersaHANDLER telehandler is ideal for operators who need more lifting height, reach, and capacity.


The 130-hp turbocharged Bobcat engine and heavy-duty drive train deliver 9,000-lb. maximum lifting capacity, more pushing strength, and travel speed to 24.5 mph. Maximum lifting height is 23’0”, and maximum forward reach is 13’6”. Total weight is 18,158 lbs.


The Z-bar boom linkage delivers more bucket rotation, a bigger dump angle at full height and more breakout force to lift material out of a pile. Plus, the new V923 features the power quick-tach attachment mounting system to boost utilization.


Improved Performance

The engine’s high performance and efficiency do the job while keeping fuel consumption low.


The V923 comes standard with a simple, state-of-the-art, engine that meets Tier 4 regulations without a diesel particulate filter. That reduces downtime by eliminating DPF regeneration and also eliminates DPF maintenance costs. Bobcat engines have a specially designed combustion chamber that minimizes the amount of particulate matter the engine creates. The amounts are low enough that a DPF isn’t needed for Tier 4 compliance, which simplifies maintenance as well as operation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission delivers smooth 0-25 mph stepless acceleration with quick power when needed and high wheel torque for digging and pushing.


The low-profile, telescopic boom delivers plenty of lifting height and forward reach while allowing increased visibility to the right side of the machine. The low boom pivot point at the rear of the machine helps deliver powerful pushing by keeping more weight on the front axle.


Operation is safe and easy with the familiarity of a steering wheel and automotive-style foot pedals, and many more features help operators do the job quickly.


Other Notable Performance Features:

  • Load-sensing hydraulics deliver faster boom speeds and heavier lifting, with extra power for smoother control when loaded, and the fastest boom cycle times possible when empty.
  • A patented hydraulic lift system provides advanced high-flow technology to optimize lift capability while providing high-speed movement – plus fast multifunction performance during the lift cycle.
  • For durability, the V923 features reinforced heavy-duty axles with large lug nuts and a reinforced central differential gear. Heavy duty universal joints handle tough working conditions, and the steering cylinder is protected.
  • The new, heavier-duty lift cylinder allows for a rated capacity of 9,000 lbs. as well as improved lifting performance.
  • Operator selected boom float offers smoother load handling while moving on uneven ground.


Increased Machine Protection

Bobcat has designed all its telehandlers with the same strong, rigid, welded box frame, low center of gravity, and a bottom plate that protects vital components.


The engine, cooling system, and many critical components are well-protected in the center of the chassis to minimize wear and tear from obstacles or harsh terrain.


For additional protection, the sealed engine compartment helps shut out dust and debris, ensuring long component life. Plus, the radiator, oil cooler, and intake air coolers are mounted side by side, carefully located to receive the same quality and temperature of air, which provides efficient, consistent cooling even in the most severe and dirty conditions.


In addition, the reversing cooling fan helps operators keep the radiator area cleaner for longer. That extends productivity and uptime while reducing the need to immediately clean debris by hand. The operator can simply flip a switch to reverse the cooling fan or set it to automatically reverse at 30-, 45-, 60- or 90-min. intervals to blow out dust and debris.


Optional front and top window guards protect operators and the machine from falling and flying debris. In addition, the V923 cabs are designed and tested to ROPS and FOPS standards.


The V923 has a variety of other uptime protection features including:

  • Fine mesh intake screen to help prevent large debris from entering the engine basket and plugging the radiator.
  • Diesel fuel is contained in a durable, rust-free polypropylene tank to minimize condensation and contamination of the fuel system.
  • Battery run-down protection that automatically shuts down after a predetermined time and voltage level, preventing accidental battery discharge.
  • Machine shutdown protection system to continuously monitor engine coolant, hydraulic engine oil, and other vital machine levels.
  • Cylinders are located where they are less prone to damaging contact.


Selectable Steering and Travel Modes

The V923 has three steering types and four travel speeds to fit the needs of a variety of jobs.

  • All-wheel steer: Helps with quick and tight turns.
  • Front-wheel steer: Enables top-speed travel, eliminating the need to haul the machine on a trailer from the jobsite.
  • Crab steer: Precise side-to-side positioning.


Select from three travel modes that provide more precise movement in numerous applications.

  • 2-speed travel option: Offers two speed ranges, each with its own high and low setting, for improved productivity and better maneuverability.
  • Speed management: Adjusts travel speed independently from engine speed. Operators can use their accelerator pedal to set the engine speed to the optimal setting for the attachment they are operating, then dial in their desired travel speed.
  • Inching control: Reduces drive speed without reducing power to the attachment, enabling slower, more precise control without sacrificing productivity.


Operator Comfort

The V923 was carefully designed for the best visibility from every angle. The low-profile boom sits below operator eye level to provide a better view of the surroundings. Front, top, and rear window wipers clear moisture and minimize the buildup of dust, debris, and mud. Multiple mirrors on the operator’s left and right help when working in confined areas. An optional rear mirror kit and boom work light kit are also available.


A unique wraparound rear window that gives operators a completely unobstructed line of sight to the side and rear of the machine. Plus, an easy-to-read instrumentation panel gives operators an edge in equipment operation. The backlit display panel monitors major functions and features intuitive attachment controls, operation lights, warnings and an hour meter for quick service checks.


Boom cushioning makes it easier for operators to handle the load, providing a smoother motion as the attachment angles to its minimum or maximum pitch, or when the boom reaches full retraction. Activating ride control reduces material spillage and enables operators to travel at faster speeds for increased productivity. Thanks to its dampening effect, this feature also increases comfort by offering a smoother ride when traveling across uneven terrain.


An enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is standard. Automotive-style vents allow operators to point the air where they want it, giving more comfort in all weather. In addition, a single intuitive joystick lets the operator control several functions, including travel direction, lift and tilt functions, boom extension, and auxiliary hydraulics.


The high-comfort air-suspension seat adjusts to the operator’s weight for maximum comfort. The keyless start option gives improves convenience adds the security of an owner-defined numeric code.


Attachment Versatility

The optional power Quick-Tach attachment mounting system provides strong, fast connection of attachment. Hydraulic locking lets operators change non-hydraulic attachments safely and quickly without leaving the cab.


The V923 is approved for use with the following attachments:

  • Bale fork (accessory for rigid pallet fork frame)
  • Bucket, general purpose: 93 inches
  • Bucket, grapple: 96 inches
  • Bucket, light material (2.6-yard volume): 96 inches
  • Pallet fork, floating
  • Pallet fork, rigid
  • Pallet fork, side-shift

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