Four Wheel Independent Suspension: Toolcat 5600 and 5610
The Toolcat™ 5600 and 5610 are the first loaders to offer four-wheel independent suspension. Each wheel travels up and down independently, isolating the frame from changes in the terrain and providing a smoother ride, even at a top travel speed of 18 mph. Compared to a tractor, other types of loaders and even utility vehicles, one of the first things you’ll notice is the increase in comfort. It is hard to believe that tough machines like the Toolcat 5600 and 5610 can deliver such a smooth ride.
Four Wheel Independent Suspension
Get the job done faster and more comfortably. The Bobcat® four-wheel independent suspension system, including A-frames, suspension coils, shocks and suspension stops, isolates the frame and all four wheels to provide top-of-the-line comfort while maximizing traction, attachment performance and turning performance. Learn More
Better Attachment and Implement Performance
The frame of the Toolcat utility work machine is isolated from the wheels, lessening the movement of the Bobcat attachment in bumpy terrain. The four-wheel independent suspension provides more wheel-to-ground contact when traveling over uneven ground, absorbing the shock when hitting holes, divots and ruts. This reduces bounce, spillage and vibration when carrying materials and keeps attachments and implements level and working at peak performance, especially in applications that demand steady ground contact for maximum productivity, such as mowing and snow removal.
Specially designed suspension stops provide support at maximum lift or payload capacity. Each time you lift a heavy load in the front or carry a heavy load in the Toolcat 5600's hydraulic dump cargo box, the rubber stops are engaged to provide needed support for the job at hand. On the Toolcat 5610, the suspension stops are also engaged when you raise rear implements attached to the optional 3-point hitch.
Bobcat's four-wheel independent suspension system maximizes traction by maintaining tire to ground contact. This allows the suspension system to isolate the machine from changes in the terrain, minimizing impact to the frame, cab and attachments. Learn More
When you hit a bump with a solid axle machine, the left and right tires will send the impact through the frame, which can cause your attachment to lose ground contact and create a rough ride for the operator. With the Bobcat four-wheel independent suspension system in the Toolcat 5600 and 5610, the impact from a bump is absorbed by the tires, shocks and springs.
Because the frame is isolated from the wheels, the four-wheel independent suspension provides maximum ground contact, while the four-wheel drive gives you maximum traction so your machine, attachments and implements work more productively on uneven ground, and you feel more comfortable in the cab.
Longer Wheel Base
When traveling over uneven ground, the longer wheel base allows the independent suspension of each tire more time to adjust between each impact. The wheelbase is longer than most utility vehicles to lessen the impact of bumps and dips, and more evenly distributes the weight of the machine.