Bobcat S530 Skid Steer Loader
As the first machine in the vertical path line up, the Bobcat® S530 skid-steer loader is ideal for working in tight areas where reach at the top of the lift cycle is needed. Load materials into a truck bed or use in pallet fork applications, plus enjoy all the other benefits of an M-Series loader.
S530 Skid-Steer Loader
- Model Sections
- Uptime Protection
- Approved Attachments
12-Volt Power Accessory: Your cab is your office. That’s why Bobcat installed a 12-volt power accessory for charging your mobile phone, MP3 player or other accessories.
Air-Ride Seats: Achieve optimum suspension comfort with the optional air-ride seat. Air suspension adjusts to your weight, helping you smooth out the bumps on your jobsite and increasing your comfort.
Better Visibility: Visibility has been significantly increased in all directions. The rear window is 14% larger and the size of the top window is now 43% larger, providing a big advantage when loading a truck or using attachments with raised lift arms.
Cab-Forward Design: The new design moves the operator area closer to the attachment and gives you a better vantage point for your work area.
Convenient Engine Speed Controls: The engine speed control has been moved out in front of the operator, on the right-hand corner post of the cab.
Convenient Storage: New storage bins are located throughout the machine. Store items wherever it’s convenient!
Cup Holders: The cup holders hold 20oz. soda bottles all the way up to super-sized cups and coffee mugs.
Deluxe Instrumentation Panel: This intelligent Bobcat option helps you prevent theft with keyless start and enables better operation by closely monitoring and interacting with your machine. A new 4.6-inch LED screen with full-color capability offers increased readability and interaction. Easy-to-read virtual sweep gauges allow you to quickly read and understand operation levels. Seven available languages and units in English or metric.
Easy-Pull, Easy-Secure Side Window: Simply pull the new window knob to slide the side window to five lockable positions. The window stays exactly where you want it to get consistent air flow.
Extra Elbow Room, Easier Cleaning: Windows are mounted on the outside of the Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS) – which provides extra elbow room in the cab, and makes window cleaning much faster.
Fingertip Controls: Attachments are more comfortable to operate, controlled easily and adjusted simply from the fingertip controls.
Flexible Joystick Positioning / Seat-Mounted Joystick Control: Joystick mounts on our SJC- equipped (Selectable Joystick Controls) machines slide forward and backward independent of the seat, adjusting to the individual comfort positions of different-sized operators. The seat-mounted joystick control provides flexible control through seat-mounted joysticks on models with optional SJC; as the suspension seat shifts up and down, the joysticks move with the seat.
Foot Well Cleaning Access: Two cleanout holes in the foot well allow for easier removal of mud and debris that enter the cab.
Heat: Automotive-style vents allow you to point the air where you need it for greater comfort in all weather conditions. Controls are conveniently located for easy adjustment.
Large Entry/Exit: On machines with enclosed cabs, Bobcat provides a large swing open door to make it easier to enter and exit the cab. A lowered door threshold gives you increased visibility to your attachment and the surrounding work area – making it easier to see and do your work.
More Room: Our stronger loader arms are spaced wider to make a wider cab possible, with up to 20% more interior space than competitors, keeping you comfortable.
Operator Switches:Puts important controls in front of you on the cab corner posts.
Pressurized Cab: Bobcat loaders with enclosed cabs have a best-in-class, pressurized interior space that helps keep dust to a minimum. A new, one-piece pressure seat engages the entire door on the front and sides, compressing the door seal into a specialized curved door pocket keeping dust and debris out of the cab and keeping warm air in the cab or cool air.
Radio Capable: Order your loader with a stereo to increase your comfort. The radio features an auxiliary audio input jack that is ready for an MP3 player or other audio device.
Rear Defrost:Defrosts the new, larger rear window with new rear air ducts.
Suspension Seat: Other comfort items include an optional fully adjustable suspension seat, adjusting easily to the operator’s weight.
Attachment Control Device: In simplest terms, the optional Attachment Control Device makes it possible for the loader and attachment to communicate.
Bob-Tach®: Change attachments in less than a minute! You can replace a bucket with a pallet fork, landscape rake, auger, grapple, and more than 55 Bobcat loader attachments quickly and easily with the Bob-Tach® mounting system.
Control in Your Hands: With Bobcat compact skid-steer loaders, you can feel and control the loader’s drive, engine torque and tractive effort—you can push your machine to the limit without an engine anti-stall system robbing you of power when you need it the most.
Counterweight Ready: The new Bobcat loaders come with holes for frame-mounted counterweights, so you can increase lifting performance with certain attachments.
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.
Hydraulic Bucket Positioning: Optional hydraulic bucket positioning keeps your bucket level when raising lift arms, reducing spillage and allowing you to work more efficiently.
Increased Tractive Effort: The new loaders feature increased tractive effort. That means you can push more and dig harder than ever before.
More Torque: Bobcat loaders reach maximum torque at a lower RPM to minimize stalling and save time and fuel.
Powerful Breakout Forces: High-efficiency hydraulic pumps deliver more power, matched to demand and provides high breakout forces.
Power Bob-Tach® Powered Mounting System: Change non-hydraulic attachments from the comfort of your cab. With the flip of a switch, you can swap a bucket with pallet forks without ever leaving your seat with the optional Power Bob-Tach® mounting system.
Quick Couplers with Pressure Release : By simply pushing the coupler inward, the hydraulic oil is released through a return line back into the machine. The result is clean, quick attachment changes time after time.
Quicker Turning: Bobcat’s weight distribution has been designed for the best turning and skidding to deliver ideal performance, with 70% of distribution in the rear and 30% in the front. This quick turning reduces fuel consumption and power requirements from the engine, increasing the life of the drive train and tires.
Remote Control (Optional): All loaders equipped with Selectable Joystick Control or All Wheel Steer can be operated by the Radio Remote Control. Bobcat Company is the first and only company to introduce a new way to operate your equipment without having to have an operator in the cab. This is a smart solution for hot, dusty environments or on jobs where you’d rather be outside of the machine.
Ride Control (option): Optional ride control is the cushioning of the loader lift circuit, which helps increase the smoothness of the ride.
Stronger Hydraulics: Hydraulic systems have been re-engineered to maximize performance - working faster and stronger to increase operator performance. The Bobcat engine, hydraulic pump, horsepower and cubic-inch displacement are configured precisely for each model’s specific operating capacity.
Two-Speed (Optional): Boost top travel speed by more than 50 percent and reduce the time it takes to travel across a jobsite or between jobs.
Vertical Lift Path: A vertical lift path provides higher lift capacity and more reach at full lift height than radius lift path, keeping the load closer to the machine while you raise the loader arms.
Battery Run-Down Protection: The lighting circuit automatically shuts down to prevent accidental battery discharge.
Dual Path Cooling: The loader draws in a majority of cool, clean air from above through the oil cooler and radiator, while small amounts of hot air are drawn out of the engine compartment. The combination is then exhausted out two side vents, keeping hot air away from the operator, providing more efficient cooling and keeping engine components clean.
Keel Shaped Undercarriage: Why can Bobcat skid steer loaders go through so much more? Because they are the only skid steer loaders with a keel shaped undercarriage. This gives you higher ground clearance and sheds debris to the outside much like the way a “V” shaped boat slices through water.
"Endless" Drive Chains: #80 pre-stressed, high strength drive chains contain no master links.
Machine Shutdown Protection : Bobcat loaders come standard with automatic shutdown that monitors engine and hydraulic functions. The system alerts the operator and actually shuts the machine down—lessening the chance of damage to the engine or hydraulic components.
Maintenance-Free Chaincase: The rugged Bobcat chaincase is the only maintenance-free chaincase in the industry with exclusive fixed axle tubes, stronger axles, fully sealed bearings, no adjustments are required, ever.
No-Maintenance Axle Bearings: Bobcat axle bearings are automatically lubricated with chaincase oil—so they never need greasing.
Powerful Lighting: Light output is now increased by over 50%. This new lighting system emits a high-intensity beam that illuminates a broad working area around the front of the machine.
Protected Cooling Location: The Bobcat loader radiator and hydraulic oil cooler are well protected between the frame uprights, above the engine and out of danger.
Protected Hose Routing: We provide better protection of our hoses by running them through the loader arms and frame uprights. We use more expensive steel tubing in the areas that are exposed to outside elements. The simplicity in the design is that hoses are less apt to be snagged and broken if they are not exposed, meaning more time working for you.
Protected Quick Couplers: The integrated, pressure-release quick couplers are mounted directly into the front plate of the lift arm – with no exposed hoses to damage. Your couplers are protected even further with a guard that extends out beyond the coupler.
Removable Hose Guide: Provides better auxiliary hose routing and security; slide the guide onto your hydraulic hose and clip it on the machine before operation. Clip the hose onto the attachment frame when it isn’t in use.
Single Plane Design: The patented single plane design of Bobcat loader lift arms is superior to other machines. We keep every pin and connecting point in the same plane, greatly reducing the side deflection of the lift arm. This stronger design leads to longer lift arm life because there is less chance of failure and better wearing.
Tougher Axles: Bobcat axles are by far the largest axles in sized and weigh to any comparable-sized loader. Stronger axles mean you can handle the most rugged conditions without worrying about possible downtime.
Protected Tailgate: The one piece ¼” inch thick door is solid steel. There are no cooling holes, slots, or other openings on the heavy-duty door that could potentially lead to extra time in the shop. Additionally, the lower rear frame sticks out past the tailgate - protecting it from obstacles, scrapes and bumps on the jobsite.
Increased Cooling Capacity with Easier Cleaning: The re-engineered cooling system gives you more efficient, higher-capacity cooling for better performance and longer machine life. Additionally, the swing-up cleaning access feature makes removing dust and debris easy and ensures peak performance from your cooling system.
Self-Diagnostics: Bobcat loaders provide on-board diagnostics to efficiently troubleshoot problems in the field or prevent them before they occur —reducing downtime for you. Downloadable machine performance history also cuts a huge chunk out of the time needed to identify potential problems and correct them.
Simple Machine Tie-Down: Secure your loader quickly, without searching for hard-to-reach tie-downs. New tie-downs are easy to find and easy to reach.
Transverse Engine/ Superior serviceability: Bobcat loaders are designed for fastest and easiest servicing in the industry. Every single daily maintenance item such as engine fluid check, filters, battery, air cleaner and other components are out in the open when you open the thick tailgate.
Tilt-Up Cab: Bobcat created the tilt-up cab for non-routine maintenance, so shop time is spent on maintenance or repair, not gaining access.
Training: Bobcat Company offers the world’s only comprehensive training courses for loaders, VersaHandlers, loader backhoes, Toolcat utility work machines, backhoe and planer attachments, and compact excavators.
|Emissions Tier (EPA)||Tier 4|
|Rated Operating Capacity (SAE)||1850 lbs|
|Tipping Load||3700 lbs|
|Operating Weight||6480 lbs|
|Travel Speed||7.4 mph|
|Travel Speed (2-speed option)||11 mph|
|Fuel Tank||24.75 gal|
|Hydraulic System||S530 T4|
|System Relief @ Quick Couplers||3500 psi|
|Auxiliary Std Flow||17.1 GPM|
|Auxiliary High Flow||N/A|
|Length without Attachment||104.6 in|
|Length with Standard Bucket||133 in|
|Width (with bucket)||68 in|
|Height with Operator Cab||77.8 in|
|Height to Bucket Hinge Pin||119 in|
|Reach @ Maximum Height||32.6 in|
|Turning Radius||79.7 in|
|BICS System (Interlock)|
|Two Speed Travel|
|Hydraulic Bucket Positioning|
|High Flow Option|
|Spark Arrestor Muffler|
|Bob-Tach Attachment System|
|ACS (Switchable Controls)|
- Standard - Optional - Not Available - No Data Available