Bobcat® compact track loaders feature the industry’s toughest forged steel idlers, steel imbed tracks and better-protected hydraulic hoses and drive motors. For you, each of these features contributes to long-lasting durability, less maintenance and better uptime protection.
Unlike other compact track loader suspension systems, Bobcat drive motors and hydraulic hoses are solid-mounted. Hoses are better protected from snags, vibrations and rubbing during operation. Bobcat drive motor hoses are intentionally hidden so they're not exposed to normal debris, such as mud and sticks that are kicked up during operation. Better protection of these hoses means more uptime for you.
The tough, forged steel rollers achieve a smooth ride without using weaker plastic or rubber. The benefits include:
Steel idlers guide and support the track around the ends of the undercarriage:
Our tracks are tougher out of necessity of keeping downtime to a minimum. Custom-made and built for the longest-possible service life, these durable rubber tracks feature three main components that make them better than simple Kevlar-coated rubber tracks or other steel tracks.
Bobcat tracks utilize internal steel cables, similar to steel belted radial tires, which provide a strong base. Unlike 100 percent rubber tracks, these cables do not stretch, minimizing the need (or frequency) to tension the tracks allowing you to stay on the job longer.
Steel imbeds guide and support the center of the track when engaging the drive sprocket. This adds durability and greatly increases the amount of torque the track can withstand from the drive sprocket. When the tracks can withstand more torque, it means you are able to increase the pushing force of the machine.
Special rubber compound is molded around the cables and imbeds to produce a strong, continuous rubber track, reducing fatigue and cracking. The offset C-pattern track design provides the best combination of both floatation and traction.
Most models feature the standard solid-mounted undercarriage. It provides improved traction to work in mud, sand, manure, dirt and other soft conditions.
You benefit from:
The Roller Suspension system is available as an option on most models. It features all the same benefits as the standard solid-mounted undercarriage, but as the industry’s first all-steel suspension system, it provides a better level of comfort without sacrificing durability.
Review all of the Roller Suspension system benefits.
With the right track pattern, you can match your track to your work conditions. Multiple patterns are available in our parts catalog, including C-Pattern, Multi-Bar Lug, and Non-Marking Turf tracks.