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Awards & Recognition

Highlights

Innovation is at the core of our legacy. Our industry-leading work has been recognized by major industry organizations and national publications. See some of our highlight reel below.

AEM Hall of Fame Logo

AEM Hall of Fame

Members of company founder E.G. Melroe’s family were named to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame, recognizing their contributions to the development of the Bobcat® skid-steer loader and the compact equipment industry. The Hall of Fame recognizes, celebrates and preserves the history of outstanding leaders in the off-road equipment industry.

 

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Collection

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History acquired Bobcat Company historical records for its Lemelson Archive Center. The collection includes advertising, films, videos, photography, product literature, newsletters, papers and speeches from the 1940s to 2008, detailing the company culture and a classic American success story of manufacturing, marketing and entrepreneurship.

Award Plaque For The Invention And Development Of The Skid-steer Loader From The American Society Of Agricultural And Biological Engineers

Historic Landmark Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) honored Bobcat with its Historic Landmark award for the invention and development of the skid-steer loader. The commemorative plaque hails the skid-steer loader for reducing the need for human labor and improving the speed and economy of projects in agricultural, construction, manufacturing, shipping and landscaping industries.

Other Awards and Recognition

We are dedicated to continuing our legacy as the innovation leader in the compact equipment industry. Here are some of the most recent recognitions of our industry-driving compact equipment and intelligent solutions.

  • Equipment Watch 2020 Lowest Cost of Ownership Award — T590 compact track loader and S70 skid-steer loader
  • Equipment Watch 2020 Highest Residual Value Award — S70 skid-steer loader

 

  • Construction Equipment Top 100 New Products Crystal Awards — V723 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier
  • 2019 International Forum Design Award - R-Series E85 compact excavator
  • Landscape Business Twenty for 2019 New Product Award — Bob-Dock™  Attachment Mounting System
  • Green Industry Pro’s Editor’s Choice Award – UV34 and UV34XL Utility Vehicles
  • Compact Equipment Innovative Iron Awards 2019 — Bobcat MaxControl Remote Operation
  • Equipment Today 2019 Contractors' Top 50 New Products  — Bobcat Rear Camera Kit
  • Equipment Watch 2019 Lowest Cost of Ownership Award  —  MT55 mini track loader and S70 skid-steer loader
  • Rental Equipment Register Gold Award for 2019 Product of the Year for Bobcat MaxControl Remote Operation System.
  • Compact Equipment Top 100 New Products 2019 — UV34 utility vehicle
  • Landscape Business Twenty for 2018 New Product Award — R-Series E85 compact excavator
  • Equipment Today 2018 Contractors' Top 50 New Products  — R-Series E85 compact excavator
  • Equipment Watch 2018 Lowest Cost of Ownership Award  —  MT55 mini track loader and S70 skid-steer loader
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine 2018 Contractors' Choice Awards  —  M2-Series compact track loaders; E42 compact excavator; and HB980 hydraulic breaker  
  • Construction Equipment Top 100 New Products of 2018 — V723 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier
  • Compact Equipment Innovative Iron Awards 2018 — R-Series E85 compact excavator
  • Landscape and Irrigation Twenty for 2017 New Product Award — E35 compact excavator
  • Equipment Today 2017 Contractors' Top 50 New Products — T595 compact track loader
  • American Technical Education Association Region 5, 2017 Business and Industry Award
  • Rental Magazine 2017 Editor's Choice Award — R-Series compact excavators
  • Equipment Watch Lowest Cost of Ownership Awared — MT55 mini track loader and S70 skid-steer loader
  • Construction Equipment Top 100 New Products of 2017 — R-Series compact excavators
  • Compact Equipment Innovative Iron Awards 2017 — M2-Series T870 compact track loaders
  • Rental Equipment Register — 600 Frame-Size Loaders
  • Rental Magazine 2016 Editor's Choice Award — MT85 mini track loader
  • Equipment Today 2016 Contractors' Top 50 New Products — S740 skid-steer loader
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine 2016 Contractor's Choice Award — E20 compact excavator, S740 skid-steer loader
  • Equipment Journal The Top 100 Machines of 2016 — S595 skid-steer loader, T740 compact track loader, E32 compact excavator
  • Rental Magazine 2015 Editor’s Choice Award for the Bobcat 700 Frame-Size Loaders
  • Equipment Today 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products for the Bobcat Tier 4 Final 600 Frame Size Loader
  • Landscape and Irrigation Twenty for 2015 New Product Award for the Bobcat S450 loader
  • Construction Equipment Top 100 New Products of 2015 Award for the Sonic tracer/slope sensor kit
  • Landscape and Irrigation Magazine Twenty for 2015 New Product Award for the S450 skid-steer loader
  • Equipment Today Magazine Contractors' Top 50 New Products — 600 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders
  • Rental Magazine Editors' Choice Awards — S740 skid-steer loader
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — 3400 utility vehicle
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — 3D grade control system
  • Building Operating Management Magazine Top Products Award — 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles
  • Equipment Today Magazine Contractors’ Top 50 New Products — Asphalt Preservation tool attachment
  • Rental Magazine Editors’ Choice — 400-frame size skid-steer and compact track loaders
  • Landscape and Irrigation Magazine Twenty for 2014 — Tier 4 5600 and 5610 Toolcat™ Utility Work machines
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — S450 skid-steer loader and T450 compact track loader
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — E42, E45, E50, E55 compact excavators
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — 500 frame-size loaders
  • Equipment Journal Magazine Top 100 New Machines & Attachments — E55 compact excavator
  • Equipment Journal Magazine Top 100 New Machines & Attachments — T630 and T650 compact track loaders
  • Equipment Journal Magazine Top 100 New Machines & Attachments — S630 and 650 skid-steer loaders

 

  • Rental Magazine Editor's Choice — 500 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders
  • Equipment Today Magazine Contractor's Top 50 Products — 500 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — asphalt preservation tools system
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 New Products — E63 compact excavator
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice Gold Award — S650 skid-steer loader
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice Silver Award — E45 compact excavator
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice — PCF34 and PCF64 plate compactor attachments
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor's Choice — HB980 hydraulic breaker
  • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollouts — Asphalt preservation tools system
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice — S850 skid-steer loader
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice — M-Series compact excavator line
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 — Bobcat light construction products
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Agricultural Engineering 50 (AE50) Award — S850 M-Series skid-steer loader
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice — S630 skid-steer loader
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 — 700-platform loaders line
  • Forconstructionpros.com and Equipment Today Magazine “Contractors’ Top 50 Products” — T770 compact track loader
  • Forconstructionpros.com “Top Ten Hottest Products Online” — E55 conventional tail swing excavator
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Agricultural Engineering 50 (AE50) Awards — Bobcat M-Series skid-steer and compact track loaders, and M-Series excavators
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice — S330 skid-steer loader
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine Contractor’s Choice — 335 excavator
  • Construction Equipment Magazine Top 100 — S850 skid-steer loader
  • Diesel Progress Magazine Excellence in Engineering — Bobcat M-Series loaders and E35 excavator