The Bobcat Experience
Bobcat introduced its first compact loader in 1958 and two years later, the world's first skid-steer loader. This created an entire industry of machines that put the power of large equipment in a compact size with unmatched maneuverability.
A Constant Innovator
In 1957 a turkey farmer needed help. So we built the worldıs first skid-steer loader. We created an industry by listening to the needs of the customer. This focus is the same today. In 2000 a superintendent needed help. So we built the worldıs first Toolcat utility work machine. We continue to be a global leader in innovation by listening to our customers.
Offering More Versatility
In 1970 Bobcat invented the first quick-change attachment system for skid-steer loaders called the Bob-Tach™ mounting system. Today we offer more attachments than anyone in the world empowering customers to transform all our machines into multi-task attachment carriers and reach higher levels of production.
One Tough Animal
All over the world, Bobcat equipment is known for being durable and dependable. By lasting longer and minimizing down time we help our customers become as successful as possible.
Help When You Need It
With 50 years of experience and over 550 locations we offer the best dealer network in the country for compact equipment. They offer a quality sales force, dependable parts department and qualified service technicians leading to a quality customer experience.
Leader by Design
Listening to the customer and a pioneering spirit is why Bobcat continues to lead the evolution of compact equipment.
1960 — Invented the FIRST true skid-steer loader. Today — One out of every two skid-steers is a Bobcat loader.
1970 — Invented the FIRST attachment mounting system for skid-steer loaders. Today — Bobcat Company manufactures more attachments than anyone in the world.
1977 — Built the FIRST skid-steer with no chain adjustments required. Today — Still a Bobcat exclusive.
1981 — The FIRST secondary restraint seat bar is introduced. Today — Bobcat is the only company that offers operator training kits for compact equipment.
1983 — The FIRST skid-steer with a transversely mounted engine. Today — Still a Bobcat exclusive.
1990 — Introduced the FIRST compact excavator manufactured in the U.S. Today — Still the only compact excavator manufactured in the U.S.
1999 — Introduced the FIRST compact track loader with a solid-mounted undercarriage manufactured in the U.S. Today — One out of every two compact track machines is a Bobcat.
2001 — Invented the FIRST loader with all-wheel steer and skid-steer capabilities. Today — Still a Bobcat exclusive.
2003 — Revolutionized the way the world works with the invention of the Toolcat, the world's FIRST utility work machine a cross between a pickup, attachment carrier and utility vehicle. Today — The Toolcat utility work machine still the only one of its kind.
2006 — FIRST utility vehicle with RapidLink™ Attachment System.