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If you have a question, browse through the frequently asked questions section below. If you cant' find the answer to your question, click the Contact Us link above to contact Bobcat Company directly.

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General Product Questions

Please report any stolen equipment to local law enforcement and your local Bobcat dealer. Your dealer will be able to assist you. That information is then stored in our serial number database, should the machine be brought into a dealer for service.

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For information on the year of manufacture of your Bobcat product, you may use the online Service Issues Form or call Customer Service at 800-743-4340.

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Serial numbers are located in various locations on Bobcat® equipment, as shown in the Operation & Maintenance Manual. If you are unable find the serial number for your machine, contact your local Bobcat dealer for assistance.

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When Bobcat Company publishes the operating weight of a machine it includes the machine with a standard bucket, full fluids (including fuel) and a standard size operator. Find this and all other specs in the product pages.

We have a website that allows you to search for pre-owned construction equipment at authorized Bobcat dealers in the United States and Canada. Review product descriptions and photos, check prices and contact the selling Bobcat dealer directly.

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Your used Bobcat equipment is best evaluated in person by your Bobcat Dealer, but for comparison purposes, you may also wish to visit our used equipment website.

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We are always interested in new Bobcat attachment ideas. However, we have found certain precautions necessary in accepting disclosures of new ideas in order to avoid any possible confusion between another party's ideas and our own and to prevent any misunderstanding as to the rights and obligations of the other party and Bobcat. Accordingly, we require the signing of an Invention Submission form before we accept the disclosure of a new invention.

Download and complete the invention submission form to submit your attachment idea.

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Literature, Documentation & Manuals

Fill out the online request form and indicate which products you are interested in.

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Parts, service and operation and maintenance manuals may be ordered from any authorized Bobcat dealer parts department. In addition, Bobcat Company offers manuals on its Bobcat Store website.

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To obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), please contact your local Bobcat dealer.

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Dealers, Pricing, Quotes, Demos

You are welcome to use our Build and Quote tool to get product pricing and/or a dealer price quote. When purchasing or leasing a significant piece of equipment, it is important to consider the quality of dealer support that comes with it, including parts availability, trained service technicians and availability of rental attachments. The total dealer support package is best discussed directly with a local Bobcat dealer, and we encourage you to do so.

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Bobcat Company protects the privacy interest of its dealers and does not share this information. You may find individual Bobcat dealer locations using the Dealer Locator. 

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Parts Questions

Only authorized Bobcat dealers can sell you Genuine Bobcat Parts. They have the knowledge and experience to assist you with maintaining and servicing your Bobcat equipment. 

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Bobcat recommends you use Bobcat hydraulic/hydrostatic fluid because it is a unique custom blended fluid made from the finest base oils and additives to meet stringent Bobcat Engineering specifications for quality and reliability. It is the same premium fluid as factory fill. 

Bobcat fluid is a special blend of quality lubricants designed to provide optimum flow at subzero temperatures, yet maintain excellent stability during periods of high temperature use. Off-the-shelf hydraulic fluids cannot duplicate the Bobcat formula, which is colored orange to distinguish its uniqueness.

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Discontinued Products

You can find original specifications and production dates on the historical specs page. 

Historical Specs

Bobcat Company manufactured walk-behind and ride-on trenchers from 1986 to 1992, after which the trencher line assets were sold to Burkeen Corporation, which now provides parts and service support.


Phone Burkeen: 877-307-0513
Email Burkeen: sales@burkeen.com

Burkeen Corporation

The Bobcat Feller Buncher product line was discontinued in 1987 and the assets sold to Barko Hydraulics in Superior, Wisconsin. It is no longer in production, but please contact Barko for information.

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The company sold the Melroe Spra-Coupe product assets to AGCO Corporation in 1992, and the product was discontinued in 2013. Contact AGCO for parts and service information.

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Bobcat acquired the loader backhoe product line from EarthForce in 2001 and discontinued the line in 2006. Please contact your local Bobcat Dealer for parts and service.

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The brands "Bobcat" and "Bob-Cat" are sometimes confused but they are two different companies. Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, manufactures BOB-CAT commercial mowers.

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The Bob-Cat brand of walk-behind snow throwers — which was NOT manufactured by Bobcat Company — was discontinued many years ago and there is no current manufacturer.