When your skid-steer loader isn’t running, you aren’t productive or profitable. Bobcat® skid-steer loaders are ready to work — with features and systems you can’t find anywhere else.
1. Maintenance-free chaincase
The rugged Bobcat chaincase is the only maintenance-free option in the industry. The drive chains (120 high strength chain or HSC) are 38 percent stronger to minimize the risk of breaking. While some manufacturers limit transferable horsepower to protect their smaller drive chains, Bobcat puts more horsepower in the drive chains.
The exclusive fixed-axle tubes, stronger axles and fully sealed bearings save you time and money. Stay out of the shop and spend more time on the job.
2. Better undercarriage design
Bobcat skid-steer loaders feature a keel-shaped undercarriage that navigates soft conditions and passes over obstructions. The design provides higher ground clearance and sheds debris to the outside, just as a V-shaped boat slices through water.
3. Tougher axles
The added axle strength and size of Bobcat skid-steer loaders handle the most rugged conditions. Protected seals and heat-treated axles improve durability.
4. Smart cooling
The Bobcat loader’s smart cooling system provides quieter operation, reduced maintenance and longer durability.
5. Superior lift arm design
Bobcat loader's unique, patented lift-arm design is more durable. The lift arms keep every pin at each pivot point in the same plane. In addition, the pins are supported on both sides instead of only one side (cantilever design) in other machines. As a result, Bobcat loader lift arms have less lateral deflection (side-to-side lift arm movement) and reduced load on the pins themselves. Hoses are routed through the loader arms and frame uprights to minimize potential snag points.
6. The best engine access
Bobcat loaders are easier and faster to service than some other loader brands. Your engine checkpoints are within reach, so regular maintenance actually gets completed and your operating costs are reduced:
7. Vertical and radius lift-path options
With two lift-path choices, Bobcat skid-steer loaders have you covered — whether you need more reach at full lift height or maximum reach at truck bed height.
8. Machine shutdown protection
Machine shutdown protection in Bobcat skid-steer loaders monitors vital machine functions, such as engine coolant temperature, oil pressure and hydraulic oil temperature. If a monitored function is out of normal operating range, the system provides an audible alert and warning message. If the issue is severe, the system will shut down the machine to avoid catastrophic failure. Machine shutdown protection is standard on all Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loaders.
9. Self diagnostics
Onboard diagnostics on Bobcat skid-steer loaders monitor more than a dozen vital machine functions. The system efficiently troubleshoots problems in the field or prevents them before they occur. Downloadable machine performance history reduces the time needed to identify potential problems.
10. Deluxe instrumentation and theft protection
The optional deluxe instrumentation panel provides additional machine monitoring, theft prevention and other advanced capabilities. In addition to giving you more uptime, this Bobcat option provides peace of mind.