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How Often Do You Stop Work to Refuel?

Posted: 10/16/2016

Work Longer Hours

When you’re in the middle of a job, you don’t want to stop to refuel your loader. That’s why Bobcat® designed skid-steer and compact track loaders with a high-capacity fuel tank. When compared to Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® loaders, it’s up to 72 percent larger. When you’re working with a tight deadline, you’ll definitely notice the difference. Watch the test to see for yourself.

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In addition to efficient engines, fuel tank capacity can also impact your overall uptime. Stopping to refill a fuel tank on a loader can take several minutes to complete. It might not seem like much, but it adds up to significant loss of time on large projects.

Bobcat vs. Other Brands

 A graph compares the difference in fuel tank capacity between Bobcat, Kubota, Caterpillar, Case and New Holland loaders.

Test Results

We tested how much fuel each loader can carry inside its fuel tanks. Bobcat fuel tanks hold the most amount of fuel, which helps extend uptime between refueling. Caterpillar loaders had the second largest fuel tank, followed by Kubota. At 25.5 gal., Case and New Holland offered the smallest fuel tank.

How We Test Equipment

When you’re shopping for a new machine, it’s easy to compare specs. After all, that’s the best way to compare machines, right? Not quite. With specs, you’re only getting part of the story. They don’t measure real performance on your jobsite and that’s what matters most. It’s the reason we put top brands through the paces with fair, accurate, and repeatable tests. Watch to see how we developed the tests.

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