Easy to Learn and Use: Bobcat Compact Tractor
Bobcat compact tractors are operator-friendly and easy to use. Automotive-influenced controls, easy operator access, safety features and other details ensure that you'll rapidly become confident and capable:
Easy to Use: Controls Fit Naturally
Compact tractors have many controls that, if improperly designed, can be difficult and awkward to operate. With Bobcat compact tractors, simple, well-placed controls (and proper training) help you concentrate on productive, safe work – even if you've never operated a compact tractor before.
Ergonomic Control Placement
The controls and handles on Bobcat compact tractors are placed within easy reach.
Easy to Reach Controls
The easy, automotive-like controls are positioned where you expect. Safety and instructional signs provide helpful reminders.
Integrated Joystick Control
It's simple to control the front end loader on Bobcat compact tractors. The fully-integrated joystick control is located next to the seat, rather than positioned on the loader. It's easy to reach but remains out of your way when the front end loader isn't needed.
Color-Coded, Ergonomic Controls
Color-coded knobs help you quickly locate the proper control.
Ergonomic Floor Space
The foot pedals are comfortable to operate and the hanging pedal design maximizes floor space.
Easy Entry and Exit: Operator Access from Either Side
When you load a bucket, work in a barn, open a gate or connect an implement, it's important to have easy access to the operator area. Bobcat compact tractors allow you to enter and exit from either side with ease.
The fender-mounted grab handles provide a solid grip as you enter or exit the compact tractor from either side.
Integrated Joystick Control
Since it is fully integrated, your entry/exit access isn't obstructed by the loader joystick. Other compact tractors provide access from either side, but it is often limited because of how the joystick is positioned.
Convenient Access From Either Side
Does a wall or fence prevent you from exiting or entering the tractor on one side? Bobcat compact tractors can be easily accessed from either side, giving you more flexibility.
Your legs and feet do not straddle a transmission “hump” that’s common on compact tractors. The flat deck provides maximum leg room and comfort when you enter or exit.
Safety Features: Ensure Proper and Efficient Operation
Bobcat compact tractors have safety features that benefit new and experienced operators.
In addition to providing operator safety, the ROPS on Bobcat compact tractors temporarily folds down without tools. It’s convenient if you store the tractor in a garage or encounter low-hanging trees and other obstructions as you work. The anti-rattle feature incorporated into the ROPS eliminates unwanted noise while going over bumps or during regular operation. Folding ROPS is standard on all Bobcat compact tractors. (The ROPS must be UP and the seat belt fastened for operator rollover protection.) Your tractor may be equipped with an optional cab enclosure ROPS.
Retractable Seat Belt
The seatbelt retracts and stays out of the way when you enter or exit the compact tractor. The belt is attached to the seat base(instead of the floor) for more comfort when you adjust the seat height.
Signs and decals identify hazards and provide operation and maintenance instructions.
Operator Area Debris Shields
The debris shields located in front of the pedals (standard on most models) help protect you when the tires kick up mud, debris and moisture.
Safety Interlock System
The Safety Interlock System is standard on all models and provides operator and bystander protection while starting and operating the tractor.
The PTO shield provides guarding protection from the rear PTO shaft.
Spark Arrestor Muffler
A standard feature on Bobcat compact tractors is a spark arrestor muffler, which is required on machines operating in certain forests or grasslands. Check local laws and regulations for specific requirements.
Mounted below the steering wheel, the operator’s handbook is a quick and handy reference for proper operation and maintenance of your compact tractor.
Operator Training Courses
Ensure all operators are familiar with your compact tractor. Our training courses review proper operation, maintenance procedures and safety guidelines. Available materials include course outlines, videos, handbooks and manuals.
Bystander and Traffic Notification: Lights, Horn, Signals and More
Improve safety for the operator, bystanders and traffic with the standard lighting and notification features. Other alarms, lights and signs are available.
Horn: Get the attention of people near the tractor.
Brake/Tail Lights: Alert traffic of turns, slowing or stopping.
Turn Signals: Signal turns to traffic following the compact tractor.
Low and High Beam Headlights: Travel safely and illuminate your work area in low- light conditions. Low and high beam headlights give lighting options while reducing glare to oncoming traffic.
Hazard Flashers: Alert traffic to a slow-moving vehicle.
Optional Alarms, Lights and Sign: Optional back-up alarm, rear lights and Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign add visibility and safety.