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January 2007

Bobcat Skid-Steer Loaders Stand Out From All the Rest

Bobcat K-Series S300 Loader

Bobcat K-Series S300 Loader


Exceptional. That single word describes every Bobcat® skidsteer loader—from the world’s very first skid-steer loader introduced almost five decades ago to today’s state-of-the art K-Series machines. Excellence in innovation, design and manufacture distinguish Bobcat loaders in many ways.

Unequaled performance

The more efficient, variable-speed SmartFAN™ system of the K-Series loaders, for example, not only provides better cooling, but runs at full speed only when needed. The hydraulically-driven fan is also up to 30 percent quieter than ordinary cooling fans for less operator fatigue and easier communication on the job. The improved efficiency of K-Force hydraulics enhances lift and tilt functions for better digging performance. This also boosts hydraulic torque for more productive attachment operation and reduces chances of stalling the attachment.

Easier operation

Only Bobcat K-Series loaders give you three choices of machine controls to match your preferences: Standard (dual steering levers and dual foot pedals); Advanced Control System (standard foot and hand controls switchable with H pattern hand controls) and Selectable Joystick Controls (choose ISO or H pattern).

More comfort

Bobcat skid-steer loaders offer the industry’s most comfortable cabs to help reduce fatigue and boost productivity. You enjoy great all-around visibility for working efficiently in tight areas. Options include an enclosed heat-ed and air conditioned cab; the ride control kit, which absorbs shocks when transporting materials; and a suspension seat.

Greater versatility

No skid-steer loader manufacturer builds more different types of ttachments than Bobcat. Depending on model, you can use your Bobcat skid-steer loader for just about every imaginable material handling task from digging dirt and hauling hay to cutting brush and pumping concrete.

Unsurpassed serviceability

Checking fluid levels, filters and the battery and engine service items couldn’t be easier. Just swing the tailgate open. With the transversely-mounted engine, service points are easy to see and reach. To access hydraulic and hydrostatic components, just remove two nuts and tilt the cab back. See for yourself how the latest K-Series Bobcat skid-steer loaders stand head and shoulders above all the rest when it comes to giving you top value for your money.

Bobcat 463 Loader

Bobcat 463 Loader

463

When you need big skid-steer loader performance in an ultra-compact package, you need this hard-working machine. From interior demolition and drilling postholes to tilling soil or handling manure, the 463 out-works and out-digs everything in its class. Just 6-ft.-tall and 3-ft.-wide, this operator-friendly loader saves time and labor where bigger machines can’t go. And it’s easy to transport from one jobsite to another.
  • 700-lb. (318-kg) rated operating capacity
  • Radius lift path
  • 22.5 hp (16.8 kW) diesel engine
  • 7-ft., 11-in. (2.4-m) lift height
  • 2,708-lb. (1228-kg) operating weight
Bobcat 553 Loader

Bobcat 553 Loader

553

The reliable 553 combines a powerful diesel engine to save work and a compact size to maneuver quickly in tight spaces. The comfortable cab includes an optional cab enclosure with heater and available keyless start. All this plus a choice of two dozen different Bobcat attachments makes the versatile 553 one solid value.
  • 950-lb. (431-kg) rated operating capacity
  • Radius lift path
  • 25 hp (18.6 kW) diesel engine
  • 8-ft., 8-in. (2.6-m) lift height
  • 3,765-lb. (1708-kg) operating weight
Bobcat S130 Loader

Bobcat S130 Loader

S130

Featuring a 6-ft. turning radius and radius lift path design, the mid-size K-Series S130 is designed for great maneuverability and all-round performance in small spaces. Only 5-ft.-wide, it fits a wide variety of applications—construction, landscaping, excavating, fertilizer plants, foundries and much more. The roomy, quiet cab is easy to enter and exit and the versatile Bob-Tach™ attachment mounting system provides fast, secure
attachment changes.
  • 1,300-lb. (590-kg) rated operating capacity
  • Radius lift path
  • 46 hp (34.3 kW) diesel engine
  • 9-ft., 2-in. (2.8-m) lift height
  • 5,235-lb. (2375-kg) operating weight
Bobcat S150 Loader

Bobcat S150 Loader

S150

A step up from the S130 in lift capacity and height, the general-purpose S150 is an ideal entry level skid-steer loader. The long-wheelbase provides a smoother ride, while the radius lift path is designed for efficient excavating and earth-moving work. The auxiliary hydraulic flow powers many Bobcat attachments. Like all K-Series skid-steer loaders, the S150’s virtually maintenance-free drive chains never need adjustment.
  • 1,500-lb. (680-kg) rated operating capacity
  • Radius lift path
  • 46 hp (34.3 kW) diesel engine
  • 9-ft., 7-in. (2.9-m) lift height
  • 5,935-lb. (2692-kg) operating weight
Bobcat S160 Loader

Bobcat S160 Loader

S160

The turbo-charged diesel engine of the K-Series S160 adds to your ability to work quickly and efficiently with a long wheelbase machine. It offers more breakout and traction forces for digging and handling larger loads and the radius lift path gives you excellent reach at truck bed height. For added comfort, choose such options as a suspension seat, climate-controlled cab with top, rear and side windows and heater or air conditioning.
  • 1,600-lb. (726-kg) rated operating capacity
  • Radius lift path
  • 9-ft., 7-in. (2.9-m) lift height
  • 16.9-gpm (64-L/min.) auxiliary hydraulic flow
  • 26.4-gpm (100-L/min.) highflow option
  • 56 hp (41.8 kW) turbo diesel engine
  • 6,115-lb. (2774-kg) operating weight