Bateman RB15 and RB16
Bateman RB15 - manufactured from late 1995 to Spring 1999
Bateman RB16 - manufactured from Spring 1999 to June 2006
RB16 superseded by RB17 June 2006
RB16 over RB15 = engine cross chassis, air seat and larger fuel tank
Positive mechanical Link 2/4 wheel steer, fully hydrostatic
Hydraulic active front & rear
Hydraulic adjustable axles with 18” variable width (no tools / jacks required). Turning circle improved (from HiLo) by 1 metre to 4.4 metres.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
First few RB15 machines were fitted with the JD110 hp from the 2001 HiLo, then the 115 hp & 125 hp 4 cylinder water cooled Turbo charged diesel.
By 1998 all were fitted with the JD125 hp Power Tech engine.
THE SILVER PLATE FITTED ON THE NEAR-SIDE CHASSIS WILL GIVE YOU ENGINE SIZE & SERIAL NUMBER
[EG Serial No 1998036 = 6th machine built in March 1998]
Variable speed from 0-40 kph
Primary braking within hydrostatic operated or automatically applied when engine stopped.
Rubber mounted suspension
Fully air conditioned
Cladded and sound proofed
360deg working lights /warning beacon
Fresh water hand/eyewash
Pneumatically operated step
Suspension seat with for and aft movement (Air seat in RB16)
Raise & lower of steering column
Airline pickup point
Joystick forward/reverse and spray line controls
2500 litre G.R.P. tank with integral 200 litre tank wash (3000 optional)
12,18,20,24 metre Bateman Contour Gull wing folding boom
Boom leveling override (tilt)
AR230 lit/min pump (Immovilli 270l/min fitted to later RB16’s)
Stainless steel chemical inductor with twin venturi self/bowser fast fill
LH Agro 5000 auto-control system
Pneumatic diaphragm line vales (air blocks), Ramsey box
Demount legs and jacks
Popular options ;- Twin lines, Prime & Purge system, Bateman Boutmarker, 400l/min Immovilli 6 cylinder pump, or twin pumps.
Clearance 850 mm
Turning Circle 4.4m
Weight RB15 5,250 kg
Weight RB16 5,350 kg
Fuel Capacity RB15 117 litres
Fuel Capacity RB16 220 litres