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How Smart Is Your Loader's Instrumentation?

Posted: 11/11/2016

Smarter Instrumentation

When you’re working, fast access to machine information is crucial. Smarter instrumentation puts key loader functions at your fingertips. Deluxe instrumentation on Bobcat® loaders brings you upgraded communication, monitoring, and control to your machine. Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® loaders have some helpful features on their systems, but only Bobcat provides the industry’s smartest instrumentation. Watch the test to see for yourself.

Get An Overview

A video about instrumentation in a compact track loader.

Instrumentation has evolved past switches and gauges. Today, advanced instrumentation systems provide detailed information on key machine functions during operation. Each feature provides better communication, monitoring, and control of your loader. For you, that means greater productivity on the jobsite, no matter what you’re doing.

Watch the Full Test

A video about testing instrumentation in a compact track loader.

Instrumentation on multiple brands of loaders might appear similar. But when you compare them feature-by-feature, you’ll start to see the major differences. Which brand gives you the most instrumentation functionality? Watch the test to find out.

Bobcat vs. Other Brands

Test Results

Loader instrumentation comparison table for Bobcat, Kubota, Caterpillar, Case, and New Holland.

We compared instrumentation systems of multiple brands of loaders. Hands-down, Bobcat delivered the most functionality, with eight different features, including password protection, keyless start, attachment information, detailed diagnostics, and activity monitoring. Caterpillar provided half of the same functionality. Case and New Holland loaders include just two helpful features. Kubota loaders will leave you asking for more. They don’t include any advanced instrumentation features.

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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