Product Review

Bobcat Showcased the Future of its Material Handling Solutions at MODEX 2024

From electric and internal combustion machines to new hydrogen prototypes, Bobcat Company showcased the future of its material handling solutions at MODEX 2024.

Bobcat offers a full range of diesel, gas, liquid propane gas and electric forklifts, with capacities ranging from 3,000 to 55,000 pounds:

    • B20SU-9 Cushion Electric Stand-up Rider
      • 3,000- to 4,000-pound capacity
      • Stand-up configuration
      • Guardian Stability System (GSS)
      • 36-volt electric counterbalance
      • Reliable all-AC power
    • BR20SP-7 PlusElectric Pantograph Reach Truck
      • 3,500- to 4,000-pound capacity
      • Narrow-aisle specialty
      • Guardian Stability System (GSS)
      • All AC electric system
  • BOP15S-9 Electric Order Picker
    • 3,000-pound capacity
    • Small chassis size perfect for narrow aisles
    • Height and descent proximity sensors
    • Available mast heights up to 300 inches
    • 24-volt AC system
  • D70S-9 Diesel Pneumatic Forklift
    • 13,500- to 20,000-pound capacity
    • Shift ProTek hot-shift transmission protector

Bobcat also showcased hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklift prototypes within the booth.

Hydrogen fuel cell forklifts offer longer operating times and faster refueling, making them ideal for applications that require extended use and quick refueling turnaround. For warehouses operating multiple shifts, the hydrogen fuel cell forklift is a viable option to reduce carbon footprint while still meeting the operational needs to run longer hours with no charging required.

Prototypes on display at MODEX include:

  • B35X-7 Hydrogen Pneumatic Forklift Prototype
    • This hydrogen forklift prototype would function similarly to the currently commercialized B35X-7 electric pneumatic forklift but powered by hydrogen rather than an electric battery.
    • 7,000-pound capacity
  • BER30S-9 Hydrogen Rider Pallet Jacks Forklift Prototype
    • This hydrogen prototype would function similarly to the currently commercialized BER30-9 electric rider pallet jacks but powered by hydrogen rather than an electric battery.
    • 6,000-pound capacity

While still in the development phase, Bobcat is exploring hydrogen for use across its forklift range. More information on hydrogen fuel cell forklifts’ availability will be forthcoming.

Bobcat forklifts and warehouse vehicles are new in their branding, but not in their legacy, as the product line transitioned to the Bobcat brand in early 2024 from its former brand of Doosan Industrial Vehicle.

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About Bobcat Company   
Since 1958, Bobcat Company has empowered people to accomplish more. As a leading global manufacturer, Bobcat has a proud legacy of innovation, delivering smart solutions to customers’ toughest challenges. Backed by the support of a global dealership network, Bobcat offers an extensive line of worksite solutions, including loaders, excavators, tractors, utility vehicles, telehandlers, mowers, turf renovation equipment, light compaction, portable power, industrial air, forklifts and industrial vehicles, attachments, implements, parts and services.

With its North American headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Bobcat leads the industry with its innovative offerings designed to transform how the world works, builds cities and supports communities for a more sustainable future. The Bobcat brand is owned by Doosan Bobcat, Inc., a company within Doosan Group.