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Summer 2008

Bobcat Introduces B-Series Mini Track Loaders

New Features Improve Comfort and Durability

If you are familiar with Bobcat® mini track loaders you already know that these compact machines can be your strongest asset on space-restricted jobsites, and now they’ve been upgraded. They can eliminate manual labor and tools, and replace them with a tough machine and 21 different attachments to complete your jobs more efficiently.

New Features

Upgrades have been made to the Bobcat MT52 and MT55 — some more subtle than others — for even better performance and safety. An auxiliary hydraulic continuous flow shutoff lever on the directional control handle has been added for enhanced attachment functionality. When the continuous flow shutoff lever is pressed down and held, the operator can then engage the auxiliary hydraulic control lever and maintain continuous hydraulic flow for operating a hydraulically powered attachment. Note: The engine will only start when the lever is up, but it will not when the lever is down.

Improved Operator Comfort

Because operator height varies, especially with the removable ride-on platform, Bobcat mini track loaders now have adjustable tilt steering. With a wrench, the operator can rotate the reference bar up to 11 degrees for improved comfort. Bobcat remains the only mini track loader manufacturer with a ride-on platform that may be removed to access tight areas, and then quickly reinstalled for operator comfort.

Rubber Tracks Strengthened

The third major improvement to the mini track loaders is a new compound for the rubber tracks. The exclusive C-Pattern tracks are more durable now thanks to the upgrade, while track life is expected to increase. Mini track loaders continue to be a popular choice for working in muddy or wet conditions because the rubber tracks provide better traction and flotation. They also minimize turf damage when crossing established yards, patios or driving over underground irrigation systems.

Last, but certainly not least, the Bobcat B-Series mini track loaders now have a Tier IV compliant diesel engine to meet EPA emission regulations.

Learn more about these machines on the product page.