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Bobcatalog 2009

Industry's best skid-steer loaders offer more

Most popular compact machines still going strong


After 750,000 skid-steer loaders, Bobcat is still number one with the most models and options in the industry.

A half-century after introducing the world's first compact loader, Bobcat manufactured its 750,000th skid-steer loader in 2008. That milestone machine — part of the most popular brand on the market today — continues in the Bobcat tradition of designing and manufacturing innovative products that meet the needs of millions of owners and operators.

With a Bobcat® loader, you benefit not only from 50 years of industry leadership, but also from more models with more features for higher levels of performance and comfort.

More machine options

There are a dozen Bobcat skid-steer models available, so you can find exactly the right loader in terms of size, features and price to meet your needs. You can select a compact, standard wheelbase loader for maximum maneuverability. Or choose a smooth-riding, long wheelbase machine, with either a radius lift path or a long-reaching vertical lift path, for best loading efficiency.

Bobcat also offers the most attachments and options to provide unsurpassed jobsite versatility and operator comfort. Change attachments quickly with the Bob-Tach™ mounting system or the optional Power Bob-Tach mounting system.

More standard features

Bobcat loaders are equipped with several important standard features: automatic shutdown protection, deluxe cab, dual function (maximum flow or variable flow) front auxiliary hydraulics, and front and rear working lights.

More durability

You can't beat a Bobcat loader for dependable performance in the most demanding conditions. Maintenance-free drive chains never need adjustment and axle bearings never need greasing. The loader chaincase is designed to match the machine weight, horsepower and performance demands of the toughest applications. The keel-shaped design of the belly pan allows it to go through more than other brands with flat bottoms.

The automatic shutdown feature protects the loader from possible catastrophic failure.

More comfort

Climb into the cab of a Bobcat loader and enjoy these standard features: great all-around visibility, more operator space, suspension seat, rear pivot seat bar which doubles as a secondary restraint and armrest, dome light and power port. Add more comfort with options such as a climate controlled cab (heat and air conditioning) and a ride control kit to absorb shocks.

More control options

Choose from three types of machine controls: Standard (steering levers and foot pedals); Advanced Control System (standard foot pedals and hand controls switchable with H-pattern hand controls) and Selectable Joystick Controls (ISO- or H-pattern).

For more information on what makes Bobcat loaders the best value on the market today, visit your local Bobcat dealer or read more on the loader page.