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Loaders / Performance Features

Powerful Hydraulics

When it comes to performance, Bobcat® skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are in a class by themselves. Each component - including the engine, pumps, and hydraulic system - are engineered to deliver maximum hydraulic performance. For you, that means faster cycle times and better jobsite productivity.

Jobsite Applications

Construction

Bobcat T630 compact track loader uses a bucket to move dirt on a construction jobsite.

On construction jobsites, you’ll appreciate the benefits of hydraulic performance when digging into a pile, where you’re pushing, lifting and tilting, all at the same time.

Agriculture

Bobcat S590 skid-steer loader lifts a bale of hay into a feeder on a dairy operation.

Whether you’re in dairy, beef, or crop production, hydraulic horsepower contributes to better performance when using multiple loader functions at once - like loading manure or feed.

Landscaping

Bobcat S595 skid-steer loader uses a stump grinder attachment to remove a stump.

On landscaping jobs, you’ll notice hydraulic horsepower when digging and lifting into heavy material in a pile, such as rock, sand, gravel, or soil.

Grounds Maintenance

Bobcat S850 with a snowblower attachment throws snow into a truck for removal.

You’ll appreciate the benefits of hydraulic performance when removing snow, where you’re pushing snow with a bucket, lifting and tilting it into a transport truck, all at the same time.

Feature Details

Powerful Breakout Forces

High-efficiency hydraulic pumps deliver more power matched to demand and providing better breakout forces.

Faster Cycle Times

Hydraulic pumps in Bobcat loaders are matched to cylinder size and loader lift capacity to provide fast cycle times that help you get the job done faster.

High-Flow Hydraulics

With a powerful standard flow, Bobcat loaders are ready for demanding tasks. An optional high flow system delivers even more hydraulic. It’s best for attachments such as the flail cutter, trencher, planer and stump grinder.

Control In Your Hands

With Bobcat loaders, you can feel and control the loader’s drive, engine torque and tractive effort – so you can push your machine to the limit without an engine anti-stall system robbing you of power when you need it the most.

Hydraulic Bucket Positioning

Optional hydraulic bucket positioning keeps your bucket level when raising lift arms, reducing spillage and allowing you to work more efficiently.

Compare Brands

There’s a huge difference between published specs and real-world testing. Bobcat Advantage® puts the industry’s top compact equipment brands in tough challenges to show you the differences. Objective tests and competitive comparisons measure up Bobcat®, Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® loaders.

Productivity Challenge

Using a loader requires you to move between multiple functions: digging, lifting, and traveling. Often, you need power for these functions at the same time. Performance should be measured by how well each of these components work together. We call it machine balance. We engineer every loader to perform with each component efficiently working together. However, not every manufacturer designs machines in the same way. Kubota, Caterpillar, Case, and New Holland might perform one function well, but they struggle when it comes to components working together.

Hydraulic Performance

Rarely does your machine perform one function at a time. For example, when you dig into a pile, you’re usually pushing, lifting and tilting all at the same time. This means your loader’s hydraulic system must be directed to multiple components. It’s the reason Bobcat loaders intelligently deliver the right amount of power to each component. That directly translates to more power and balanced performance. However, not every manufacturer designs machines the same way. Kubota, Caterpillar, Case and New Holland, may perform one function well, but when it comes to components working together, they struggle. Watch the test to see for yourself.

Further Research

Stay Agile with a Properly Balanced Loader

When you evaluate skid-steer loader performance, you may automatically assume that more horsepower equals higher capabilities and better results. While horsepower is a consideration, don’t overlook the critical area of machine weight balance.

4 Things to Consider Before Buying

If you are in the market to add a compact track loader to your equipment fleet, before you purchase, think about your job needs, working conditions, how easy equipment maintenance will be and how many attachments you will use. It’s the first step that can increase efficiency and uptime with your new purchase.