Bobcat Company expanded its telescopic tool carrier line with the new V923 VersaHandler telescopic tool carrier. 

The new V923 expands the Bobcat family of VersaHandler telescopic tool carriers, also known as telehandlers, making it ideal for operators who need increased lift height, reach and capacity. Featuring a 130-horsepower turbocharged Bobcat engine and heavy-duty drive train, the V923 offers an increased rated operating capacity of 9,000 pounds for more productivity with every lift cycle and unbeatable pushing strength. In addition, the new V923 gives operators the versatility they need in numerous applications with a travel speed of up to 24.5 mph. 

A Z-Bar boom linkage delivers greater range of bucket rotation, an increased dump angle at full height and increased breakout force to lift material out of a pile and dump it easily. Plus, the new V923 features the power quick-tach attachment mounting system to increase utilization.

The V923 features a 130-horsepower Bobcat engine designed for high performance and maximum efficiency, enabling operators to do the job while keeping fuel consumption low. 

The V923 comes standard with a simple, state-of-the-art non-DPF Tier 4 engine solution. Bobcat engines meet Tier 4 regulations without a diesel particulate filter (DPF). This reduces downtime that occurs with DPF regeneration and long-term DPF maintenance costs – so operators can focus on working. 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

In addition, the V923 gives operators a heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission that delivers a smooth 0-25 mph stepless driving experience, quick power when needed and high wheel torque for digging and pushing. The low-profile, extendable boom gives operators the power to access a wide range of lift heights and reach lengths with increased visibility to the right side of the machine. The low boom pivot point in the rear also helps make it a powerful machine when pushing. As the machine pushes, more of the weight stays on the front axle.

Operation is safe and easy with the familiarity of a steering wheel and automotive-style foot pedals, along with many additional features to help operators get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Available on the V923, is the power quick-tach attachment mounting system, which provides robust, compact attachment versatility. The hydraulic lock function allows operators to 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