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Awards and Recognition

Fast Facts:

  • Bobcat introduced the first compact loader in 1958, and literally started the compact equipment industry.
  • In 2004, the American Society of Agriculture Engineering (ASAE) honored Bobcat with its “Historic Landmark” award for the invention and development of the skid steer loader.
  • Fortune magazine named the Bobcat skid-steer loader one of “America’s Best 100 Products” in 1988 and 1991
  • Numerous patents have been awarded to Bobcat Company for its product and manufacturing designs
  • The Smithsonian acquired Bobcat Company records for its collection in 2009, which detail an American story of manufacturing, marketing and entrepreneurship

    2014
    • Building Operating Management Magazine 2014 Top Products Award for the 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles

    2013
    • Rental Magazine Editor's Choice Award for the 500 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders
    • Equipment Today Magazine Contractor's Top 50 Products Award for the 500 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products of 2013 Award for the asphalt preservation tools system
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products of 2013 Award for the E63 compact excavator
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice Gold Award for the S650 skid-steer loader
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice Silver Award for the E45 compact excavator
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice Silver Award for the PCF34 and PCF64 plate compactor attachments
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice Bronze Award for the HB980 hydraulic breaker
    • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollouts Award for the asphalt preservation tools system

    2012
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Gold Award for the S850 skid-steer loader
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Silver Award for the M-Series compact excavator line
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Award for Bobcat light construction products

    2011
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Agricultural Engineering 50 (AE50) Award for the S850 M-Series skid-steer loader
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Gold Award for the S630 skid-steer loader
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Award for the 700-platform loaders line
    • Forconstructionpros.com and Equipment Today Magazine “Contractors’ Top 50 Products” Award for the T770 compact track loader
    • Forconstructionpros.com named the E55 conventional tail swing excavator one of the “Top Ten Hottest Products Online”

    2010
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Agricultural Engineering 50 (AE50) Awards for the Bobcat M-Series skid-steer and compact track loaders, and M-Series excavators
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Gold Award for the S330 skid-steer loader
    • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Silver Award for the 335 excavator
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Award for the S850 skid-steer loader
    • Diesel Progress Magazine Excellence in Engineering Awards for the Bobcat M-Series loaders line and E35 excavator

    2009
    • Farm Innovation News Magazine finOvation Award, “Machinery” category for the Bobcat compact tractor line
    • Roads and Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Gold Award for the S300 skid-steer loader
    • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollout Award for M-Series skid-steer and compact track loaders
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for M-Series skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, excavators, T110 compact track loader and the Toolcat 5610
    • Compact Equipment 2009 Innovations Award for the M-series skid-steer and compact track loaders
    • Diesel Progress Magazine Excellence in Engineering Award for M-series skid-steer loader, M-series compact track loader and the M-series E35 excavator

    2008
    • Roads and Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Gold Award for the 331 compact excavator
    • Roads and Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Gold Award for the S300 skid-steer loader
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for Bobcat Radio Remote Control, Roller Suspension, V417 VersaHandler and Bobcat compact tractors
    • Building Operating Management Magazine Readers Choice Award for the 2300 utility vehicle
    • Diesel Progress Magazine Excellence in Engineering Award for the S330 skid-steer loader

    2007
    • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Measure of Success Award - 1st place, Bobcat press kit
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for S330 skid-steer loader
    • Concrete & Masonry Construction Products World of Concrete Attendee’s Choice Award for concrete pump attachment

    2006
    • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Measure of Success Award - 2nd place, Bobcat press kit
    • Construction Writers Association Marketing Communications Award - Honerable mention: Bobcat press kit
    • Roads and Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Award for the 435 compact excavator
    • Roads and Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice Award for the A300 all-wheel steer loader
    • Lift and Access Magazine LLEAP Award for Bobcat V638 Telescopic Tool Carrier
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for K-Series loaders and 2300 utility vehicle
    • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollout Award for the 2300 utility vehicle

    2005
    • Rental Equipment Register Innovate Product Award for T140 compact track loader
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for S205 skid-steer loader and T140 compact track loader
    • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollout Award for the drop hammer attachment

    2004
    • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Measure of Success Award - 1st place, Bobcat press kit
    • Equipment World Magazine Innovation Award for the Toolcat 5600
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for 2200 utility vehicle and selectable joystick controls
    • Concrete & Masonry Construction Products Most Innovative Award for concrete pump attachment

    2003
    • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Measure of Success Award - 1st place, Bobcat press kit
    • Construction Writers Association Marketing Communications Award - 1st Place, Toolcat 5600 launch event with press kit
    • Rental Equipment Register innovate Product GRAND Award for Toolcat 5600
    • Farm Industry News Magazine finOvation Award, “Machinery” category for Toolcat 5600
    • Diesel Progress Magazine Off Highway Diesel Progress Show “Equipment of the Year” for Toolcat 5600
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for Toolcat 5600 utility work machine, T300 compact track loader and 430/435 zero house swing compact excavators
    • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollout Award for the Toolcat 5600 utility work machine

    2002
    • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Measure of Success Award - 3rd place, Bobcat press kit
    • Diesel Progress Magazine Off Highway Diesel Progress Show “Equipment of the Year” for A220 all-wheel steer loader
    • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 Awards for B100, B200 and B300 Loader Backhoes