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How Sealed Is Your Loader Cab?

Posted: 10/16/2016

Cleaner Cab

When you step out your loader after a long day of work, you shouldn’t be filthy. That’s why Bobcat® loaders are highly-pressurized to keep dirt, dust, and other debris out. However, not every brand of loader has a standardized level of pressurization. We tested Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® loaders to see how they compared. While some brands had respectable levels, not all can meet the standard set by the Bobcat loader. Watch the test to see for yourself.

Get An Overview

A video about the benefits of a pressurized cab on a compact track loader.

Pressurized loader cabs protect you from dust and debris on dirty worksites. A higher pressure inside the cab than outside keeps dust from entering the machine. This helps you to take on some of the dirtiest jobs.

Watch the Full Test

A video about testing pressurized cabs on a compact track loader.

Pressurized cabs do a lot more than help keep you clean. It prevents fine dust from entering the cab, which can damage instrumentation and potentially hazardous. Which brand of loaders gives you the most cab pressurization? Watch the test results to find out.

Bobcat vs. Other Brands

Test Results

We saw some major differences in cab pressure after testing each loader with a manometer. All Bobcat loaders leave the factory after scoring adequate cab pressure readings. Not all machines meet the standard set by Bobcat.

A graph compares the difference in cab pressure between Bobcat, Kubota, Caterpillar, Case and New Holland loaders.

How We Test Equipment

Bobcat Advantage behind the scenes testing equipment video.

When you’re shopping for a new machine, it’s easy to compare specs. After all, that’s the best way to compare machines, right? Not quite. With specs, you’re only getting part of the story. They don’t measure real performance on your jobsite and that’s what matters most. It’s the reason we put top brands through the paces with fair, accurate, and repeatable tests. Watch to see how we developed the tests.

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