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Bobcat Loader and Excavator Maintenance Videos

Watch these videos to learn maintenance procedures for your Bobcat® skid-steer loader, compact track loader or compact excavator. For additional information regarding maintenance procedures, refer to your operation and maintenance manual, operatorís handbook and machine decals.

Proper maintenance is the key to extending the life of your equipment. Protect your investment by contacting your local dealer for parts support, or to schedule a maintenance check on your machine.

Inspect Your Loader

Perform daily maintenance before operating your Bobcat loader. Watch this video to learn how to visually inspect and service the Bob-Tach® mounting system, ROPS, tracks or tires, lift arm, hydraulic hoses, engine compartment, engine oil, fuel filter, air filter, cooling system, indicator lights, alarms and machine controls.

Check Compact Track Loader Tension

Checking and maintaining track tension helps ensure top performance of your Bobcat compact track loader. It also extends the life of the undercarriage. Watch this video to learn how to check the track sag and safely add or loosen tension.

Grease Your Loader

Routine greasing is crucial to extending the life of your Bobcat loader. Watch this video to learn proper greasing procedures, understand recommended service intervals, and locate the grease points on the Bob-Tach mounting system, tilt cylinder and lift arm.

Inspect Your Compact Excavator

Itís important to perform daily inspections on your Bobcat compact excavator. This video offers proper procedures and safety tips as you service the cooling system, air cleaner, engine oil, hydraulic oil, X-Change attachment mounting system, pin retainers, machine controls and related areas.

Check Compact Excavator Track Tension

Proper track tension on your Bobcat compact excavator ensures top performance, extends the life of the undercarriage, minimizes downtime and reduces wear on the track drive components. Tracks must not be too loose or too tight. Watch this video to learn how to check the track sag and safely add or loosen tension.

Grease Your Compact Excavator

Regular greasing of your Bobcat compact excavator reduces the chances of pin wear, loose connections and pin failure. Watch this video to review the necessary greasing intervals and learn how to properly grease your compact excavatorís X-Change attachment mounting system, clamp, extendable arm, blade, boom, bucket and frame.

Maintaining iT4 Engine Emission Performance

Optimal engine performance is imperative to successful work. Watch this video to learn about Interim Tier 4 (iT4) engine systems, regeneration, service signals and switches throughout your machine, as well as instructions for using the remote regeneration kit.

Access Lift and Tilt Compensation

Available only on certain loaders, lift and tilt compensation is used to adjust lift and tilt control sensitivity on your joystick. Watch this video to discover the proper technique for activating this feature, so you can modify joystick movement during lift and tilt functions.

Engage SJC Speed Management

With speed management on our Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC), you can effortlessly match loader speed to the attachment without the hassle of adjusting your joystick. Watch this video to find out how speed management works. Youíll also learn how to properly engage and disengage this feature to achieve higher performance and less operator fatigue.

Utilize SJC Drive Response

By offering three different drive modes, the SJC drive response allows you to maintain the joystick control you need to tackle various jobs. Watch this video to learn what each drive mode offers, how to change the default drive control, and how to save your preferred settings.

Enable SJC Steering Drift Compensation

Itís easy to reduce steering drift and maintain your travel path with steering drift compensation on your SJC. In this video, youíll learn the proper procedure for drift correction and find out how to correctly adjust your compensation with the joystick and display panel.

Using Service Codes and Deluxe Panels

Understanding your deluxe instrumentation panel and service codes is one of the first steps in protecting your equipment investment. Learn how to use these tools to monitor your machine and address potential problems, so you can ensure maximum uptime and longer machine life.

Trailering Your Compact Excavator

Getting your compact excavator on a trailer may sound simple, but in reality thereís a lot to learn before loading equipment. In this video, youíll discover the correct way to load your compact excavator on a trailer, so you can get to your next job safely and legally.

Trailering Your Skid-Steer Loader

When you consider time efficiency and cost effectiveness, it may not be feasible to drive your skid-steer loader to the next job. Watch this video to learn how to safely and legally load your skid-steer loader, use your machine's tie-down points, and determine an adequate trailer size.

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Loader Inspection Maintenance

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Loader Track Tension Maintenance

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Loader Greasing Maintenance

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Excavator Inspection Maintenance

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Excavator Track Tension Maintenance

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Excavator Greasing Maintenance

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Maintaining iT4 Engine Emission Performance

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Access Lift and Tilt Compensation

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Engage SJC Speed Management

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Utilize SJC Drive Response

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Enable SJC Steering Drift Compensation

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Using Service Codes and Deluxe Panels

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Trailering Your Compact Excavator

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Trailering Your Skid-Steer Loader