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Spring 2007

Bobcat Introduces Next Generation of Toolcat Utility Work Machines

Bobcat Company continues its tradition of constantly looking for opportunities to enhance its compact equipment with the introduction of the new D-Series Toolcat™ 5600 utility work machine.

The utility work machine’s popularity has grown considerably since it was introduced in 2003 as a one-of-a-kind product. With the growing number of customers also came additional feedback on how the machine could be enhanced for added performance. Those responses are evident in the newest design from Bobcat.

New frame design
The new D-Series Toolcat utility work machine features begin with a redesigned frame, which runs down the center of the machine. The stronger spine frame design gives added durability for off-road operation and component protection. The new frame design is also the building block for several other changes, such as a new drive system, four-wheel independent suspension and side-mounted diesel engine.

The new drive system in the DSeries Toolcat 5600 improves the 4x4 functionality with dynamic braking capabilities. It also provides a true cruise control based off the travel speed. Two-speed travel in the Toolcat machine remains the same with 12 mph maximum speed in low range and 18 mph in high. When working close to obstacles or buildings, operators can ease into the pedal for steady movements for more precise control.

Four-wheel suspension system
Customers will notice a smoother ride from the D-Series thanks to a new suspension system. A four-wheel independent suspension system improves the ride, traction and attachment performance for utility work machine operators and passengers.

For applications where utility work machines are put to the test in extreme heat, an improved cooling system will produce more efficient engine cooling. A larger oil cooler and SmartFAN™ technology combine to keep the machine operating at its peak. Access to the radiator has also been improved.

Customers can more easily access the 56 hp diesel engine thanks to a side mounted configuration in the new D-Series 5600. This provides improved service access to perform daily maintenance. A new 20-gallon fuel tank enables operators to run the machine longer, as much as 8 to 10 hours without refueling.

A new feature on the D-Series utility work machine is the addition of horsepower management. This standard feature monitors the throttle position vs. engine RPM and adjusts the machine’s travel speed to match the RPM setting for applications that require consistent speed, such as spraying or mowing. Factory options include a sound package, high-flow auxiliary hydraulics, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning and a road light package. A field-installed suspension seat is also available.

Nearly 40 attachments are approved for the Toolcat utility work machine, making it a versatile machine for many applications in grounds maintenance, public works, agriculture, construction and personal use. The Toolcat utility work machine continues to be a yearround, problem-solving product from Bobcat, combining attributes of a loader, utility vehicle and pickup truck.