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Even with "mini" in their name, mini track loaders can bring big productivity to a variety of jobsites – including landscaping, grounds maintenance and construction projects – but it’s important to consider your specific application needs before selecting the right model.
As the seasons change, so do your compact equipment needs. With the right compact tractor attachments or implements, you can transform your machine into the perfect tool for efficiently knocking out multiple projects on your land.
A popular machine for farming applications is quickly becoming favored by landscaping companies, construction sites and snow removers. With its compact size, lift capacity, maneuverability and attachment versatility, there’s little that the Bobcat VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier can’t do, and a whole lot more that it can.
The new R2-Series compact excavators boast enhanced performance, control, efficiency and operator comfort. So what makes the two excavators different? Take a side-by-side look at the E42 and E50 compact excavators to help you decide which one best meets your needs.
Utility vehicles (UTVs) are a popular means of transportation, whether it’s on a jobsite or an acreage. Selecting a well-built, dependable utility vehicle is the best way to ensure it provides you with years of service.
If you’re in the market for a do-it-all machine, a utility vehicle (UTV) might be the best option for you. While it’s possible to get around your jobsite or property with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), utility vehicles offer benefits that give them a leg up on the ATV.
A utility vehicle (UTV) just might be the most productive and versatile vehicle you ever own. To choose the best utility vehicle for your job application, it’s important to evaluate the machine’s comfort, ease of use, safety and overall capabilities. To help you make the most of your next purchase, we broke down what to consider when test-driving utility vehicles.
A spacious cab for comfort during extended work days, versatile attachments to make the most of your investment, and a tight turning radius to enhance maneuverability are just a few of the features that make up the Bobcat small articulated loaders.
The next generation of compact loaders are here, and they’re packed full of exciting, new technology to not only improve operator comfort and usability but to reduce downtime, too.
Bobcat Company offers two lift arm styles for its loaders to meet your daily challenges. Compare lift arm designs and choose the configuration that matches your lifting needs.
The utility of the compact excavator has led to their increasing popularity on jobsites everywhere, from landscaping to demolition to excavation projects. With all the different sizes, options and configurations, how do you find the machine that’s right for you? Consider these factors to get started.
Our most powerful, durable loaders are coming. We’ve rounded up all the new features in R-Series loaders that’ll help you work smarter and more efficiently.
Unexpected maintenance can slow you down – costing you time, money and lost income. That’s why partnering with your dealership for parts and planned maintenance can be beneficial.
R-Series loaders are designed with the technology to do more, faster than ever before. R-Series loaders equipped with the Features On Demand performance package help you to maximize your ROI by enabling select machine features at the point of sale, plus the ability to turn on other features at a later date without significant cost or machine upgrades.
You can find used Bobcat equipment with less stress using Bobcat Certified Pre-Owned. Learn how we certify a pre-owned machine.
The right compact track loader tracks can improve your machine’s performance, minimize ground disturbance and extend your working season in wetter months.
Before you let your skid-steer loader out to take on the snow, follow this seasonal maintenance checklist.
You’ve made the decision to purchase a compact track loader or skid-steer loader. Now it’s time to tailor your loader to your specific jobsite needs and operating preferences.
A Bobcat compact track loader is one of the few pieces of compact equipment that can help you stay productive more months of the year and provide a greater return on your investment.
When you evaluate skid-steer loader performance, don’t overlook the critical area of machine weight balance.
Here are eight reasons why you can rely on Bobcat loaders to ensure most of your time is spent on the jobsite and not in a shop.
The type of tire you choose has the potential to not only boost your machine’s performance but also increase uptime and enhance profitability. To select the best skid-steer tires for your machine, first determine the primary surface you’ll be working on as well as your main application.
No matter what industry you’re in, a quality compact loader can be one of the smartest investments you’ll make. If chosen with your work in mind, a quality skid-steer, all-wheel steer or compact track loader will become more than just an auxiliary piece of equipment.
With the proper tire for the task, compact tractors are the perfect machine for tackling your land’s toughest projects.
Maintaining excavators is crucial in your line of work. If your compact excavator is not maintained, you may risk losing profits because the machine cannot be used on the jobsite. Decrease the risk of downtime by following these six maintenance tips.
Save time on compact track loader maintenance with our machine maintenance checklist infographic.
Understanding the differences between manual and hydrostatic transmission types can make it easier for you to decide which Bobcat compact tractor is right for you.
With many sizes and configurations on the market, there’s a compact tractor to match your work style. Here are 7 things to consider.
Compact equipment relies heavily on fluids to meet emissions, performance and service life requirements. Protect your machine’s uptime by selecting the right oil with these considerations.
Bobcat loaders and excavators are a match made in productivity heaven. Learn why this perfect pair will boost your business and which combo fits your needs.
Solid-mount and optional Roller Suspension system undercarriages (available on select Bobcat compact track loader models) provide five significant advantages for your work.
Hydraulic joystick controls have gained popularity with advantages like reduced operator fatigue and adjustable settings to accommodate multiple operate preferences. The increased operator comfort and overall efficiency offered by this type of system typically increases productivity.
Selecting an excavator that provides easy access to engine components and routine maintenance items is important for cutting down on service time. See how it helps you keep your excavator in good working order so you can reduce operating costs and stay profitable.
We break it down in simple terms. Read this guide to feel confident before you head into a dealership.
Compact tractors are do-it-all machines designed to solve the unique challenges of acreage owners, hobby farmers or anyone maintaining land. Get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about this versatile machine.
Achieve an accurate dig depth and a precision grade without exiting your mini excavator by using the Bobcat depth check system.
Read how the telematics system on new Bobcat equipment can enable you to see the most important information about your equipment from any internet-connected device. Learn how to access your Bobcat Owner Portal, where you can see your machine’s location and more.
Go beyond the capabilities of a typical excavator clamp attachment with the Pro Clamp™ system from Bobcat Company. The advanced system allows you to perform demolition or tear-out work, create smooth trench bottoms, clean up spoil piles and install or repair utilities.
For decades, equipment owners have found this strategy to be a successful one for expanding their service lines and adding new customers. Learn how adding attachments can be a productive business strategy.
Introduced to North America in the mid ‘80s, mini excavators are known for their reduced size and impressive versatility. Learn all you need to know about this popular piece of equipment with our mini excavator breakdown.
Properly transporting your Bobcat® skid-steer or compact track loader from one job to the next is important when considering the well-being of your crew and equipment. Help protect your people and your investment with these guidelines.
Buckets are one of the most commonly used attachments for compact equipment, specifically compact track loaders and skid-steer loaders. But with so many types to choose from, how do you know which bucket is best suited for your application? Don’t leave your job to chance. Consider these tips to find the right fit for your fleet.
Different work requires different tools. We identified the top compact equipment attachments in construction, landscaping, grounds maintenance and agriculture to boost your productivity.
Maximize compact excavator uptime and productivity with these excavator maintenance tips.
Don’t have the right attachment for the job? Take on the task with Bobcat attachment rentals. Find out which attachments are most popular to rent.
If a part on your Bobcat equipment needs attention, it’s crucial to share detailed information with your Bobcat parts and service specialist. Make sure you’re prepared with these 4 tips.
Need a temporary addition to your fleet? Renting compact equipment, specifically a compact track loader, may be the right option for you. Learn more.
Your compact excavator offers versatility far beyond digging. Learn how the right attachments can help you bid on new jobs.
Do your new operators need to know how to operate a Bobcat machine? Train your operators with these six steps for proper compact equipment operation and maintenance.
Despite ongoing efforts by construction firms and law enforcement, the number of equipment theft reports in the United States continues to grow. There are several steps you and your operators can take to reduce construction equipment theft from your jobsites. Learn how.
Don’t let the term “compact excavator” – also known as a mini excavator – fool you. The Bobcat E85 compact excavator is small in size but big on power. As the largest excavator in our equipment lineup, it delivers heavy lifting and digging capabilities, while its compact size offers better maneuverability and mobility. See how the E85 can benefit you and your operation.
How well do you know your warranty options? Before adding to your fleet, consider these basic warranties and their benefits.
What does it mean when manufacturers say their machines meet Tier 4 engine requirements? How do you maintain a Tier 4 engine? Learn how.
Proper maintenance is essential to keep your compact equipment going. Minimize downtime by following these six routine maintenance procedures.
Simply put: the larger your workload, the larger the compact track loader you need to handle the job. A bigger machine can carry, scoop and lift more material in less time, saving you money and helping you get to your next job faster. Take a look at the benefits of larger compact track loaders.
When was the last time you or your crew cleaned your shop? A week? A month? A year? Reduce contaminants that could potentially damage your equipment and its components by adopting a clean-shop mindset.
Cold weather may bring fewer jobs and contracts to your door. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Extend your working season and generate additional revenue once the snow flies by adding snow and ice removal services. See if it’s right for you.
Snow removal safety starts with you. Make sure you have an ongoing training program and clear communication about what’s expected before your crews hit the road. This article will explain tips to keep everyone safe when working on snow removal jobs.
Today’s compact excavators are designed to overcome challenges when working in confined spaces where larger equipment cannot fit. Before bidding on a project and working in confined areas, evaluate these 4 considerations.
Many times you need to rent a machine to complete a specific job, or to bid on a project. Once that machine is rented the question becomes whether you or your operators know how to use the equipment? In this article we will cover what operators need to know when using a rented machine including fuel considerations, DEF considerations and quick reference guides.
Reman parts can offer like-new performance, reliable service life and substantial cost savings to help extend the life of your compact equipment.
Purchasing new Bobcat® equipment has its obvious advantages. But, there are times that it may make sense to invest in pre-owned equipment. Here are five questions to ask before adding pre-owned equipment to your fleet.
Transporting your compact excavator to and from the jobsite is no small feat. But it’s time well-spent. Using the right-sized trailer as well as correctly loading, positioning and securing your equipment can help you protect your investment as well as reduce the risk of load violations while on the road.
Highly maneuverable in tight spaces, Bobcat compact equipment is a natural fit on the farm. In this Q&A, Bobcat Company product manager of loaders Chris Girodat shares how ag producers can use attachments to get even more from their equipment.
The busy season is here. To help ensure maximum productivity and to minimize unexpected downtime, you should follow a preventive maintenance checklist for your Bobcat® compact loader.
Looking to grow your business? Before adding a dedicated piece of equipment to your fleet, consider outfitting your skid-steer loader, compact track loader and compact excavator with Bobcat® attachments.
Maintenance issues can crop up unexpectedly – like a cold or virus for your machine. You don’t have to diagnose and repair it yourself. Instead, take your machine to the doctor – your local dealer – for a quick checkup.
Got a big project coming up? Consider renting. Renting equipment is a smart decision in any economic condition. These tips will help determine if it’s right for you.
Is improper maintenance shortening the life of your compact loader or excavator undercarriage? Follow these tips to keep the hardest working part of your equipment running strong for years to come.
With so many sizes available, choosing the correct compact track loader may seem overwhelming. But by understanding what each size of machine offers — as well as your own specific application requirements — you can easily match a machine to your business needs.
Today’s loaders barely resemble the world’s first compact loader, introduced by Bobcat Company more than 60 years ago. The latest models feature many enhancements you can see and others that you’ll experience on the job.
More companies have discovered that leasing is the best solution for bringing the legendary productivity of the world’s toughest brand to their business. Here are some frequently asked questions about leasing Bobcat® equipment and the advantages it can provide your business.
As a business owner, your days are full and the years pass quickly before you know it, retirement is not far away. If you’ve worked hard to build your own business, a well-thought-out plan for passing the reins to a successor can provide peace of mind.
In the past, compact equipment was more forgiving of variances in fuel quality – so when fuel-related issues come up today, you might think there’s something wrong with your machine. The truth is, your fuel could be to blame.
Damaged part? When a component on your Bobcat machine is on the outs, your local Bobcat dealer should be your go-to source for a quality, Bobcat-branded replacement part that’s designed specifically for your machine’s model and unique needs.
Getting ready for snow removal season? Power through winter weather and keep high-traffic areas such as driveways, parking lots and sidewalks clear by using the right compact snow removal equipment. Whether you plan to rent or buy, choosing the right machine for your weather conditions and work can save valuable time and money.
With the right attachments, your skid-steer loader, all-wheel loader, mini track loader, utility vehicle or utility work machine can become an unstoppable, snow-removing machine. Here’s our list of the eight must-have attachments for snow removal.
It’s digging season and your compact excavator is getting a workout. But did you know that one of the most frequent — and often overlooked — jobs performed by excavators is lifting? Learn the basics.
Other than digging, one of the most frequent jobs performed by hydraulic excavators is lifting. Understanding your machine’s lifting capacity helps you to lift and move loads safely, and knowing what to check before you lift can help prevent injuries and downtime.
Although John Clark has spent almost four decades in the concrete business, he is no longer knee-deep in cement. These days, you can find.....
Back in your father’s day, compact equipment ran on diesel fuel that was cheaper, easier to store and performed better in cold weather. Fuel systems were much simpler and less sensitive to contaminants. Parts were relatively.....
Weather conditions and work demands can change as fast as temperatures drop — and your diesel fuel should adjust with you. Increase cold weather uptime by taking extra steps to make you more productive from sunrise to sunset.
Which compact loader type is best for you? With the growing product choices, it is challenging to find the right loader for your needs. Begin by matching your needs with the strengths of each compact loader type.
For today’s high-performance engines, clean fuel and the right fuel filter help deliver longer component life.
When it comes to evaluating the pros and cons of a compact loader, a lot of people are tempted to give little notice to operator comfort. But industry experts say there are a lot of good business reasons to look for comfortable cabs.
When shopping for a new skid-steer or compact track loader, the loader’s quality and serviceability are major drivers of value, because they can maximize your uptime protection.
5 Steps to help you evaluate and select the best type of loader for your operation
Compact excavators are great at what they’re built for — digging in confined spaces. But you may not know they perform a wide variety of tasks beyond excavation. Paired with the right attachments and a coupler system that allows for quick and easy exchanges, here are three.....
Leasing compact equipment is growing in popularity and can be an affordable option to traditional financing or buying compact equipment outright. Imperial Excavating is an established excavating company that has found success through the Bobcat PowerLease finance program offered.....
For someone who says he quit learning in seventh grade, Ronald Cline certainly knows plenty about being a successful utility contractor. After 28 years in the business, he’s figured out what’s.....
After the first 30 minutes, Scott Wiese was already comfortable operating his newest Bobcat® excavator — a mighty E85 — complementing a much smaller Zero Rail Swing 418. He had a good feel for what the smooth, powerful machine could do. Within a few days he was producing results.....
After almost a decade of operating compact excavators — either belonging to a former employer or rented — Rocky Wisley’s young company had enough business to purchase its own machine in 2012.....
When the last recession hit, Honc Marine Contracting was strong enough to withstand a couple of lackluster years. Unfortunately, the bad economy continued for seven.....
With an unusual company name and one of the owners working 7,000 miles away half of the year, Rotten Rock Hardscaping and Tree Service Inc. is riding a five-year growth rate of 50 percent annually. The owners are doing it in a thoroughly modern way — relying heavily.....
Ongoing improvements to engines and diesel fuel have helped reduce emissions and contributed to cleaner air. Today, we have cleaner and more efficient diesel engines in Bobcat® compact equipment. The High-Pressure Common-Rail (HPCR) technology used on our larger engines uses.....
Bobcat loaders feature the Tier 4 Bobcat Engine, which includes a non-diesel particulate filter (non-DPF) engine solution where a filter is not used. In addition to eliminating the need for a DPF, the engines used in Bobcat Tier 4 loaders have 4 to 12 percent increase in torque over older models. This increase in torque is produced over a wide range of engine RPM.....
Tier 4 standards reduce emissions from a typical non-road diesel engine by up to two-thirds. Respiratory problems and disease caused by ozone and PM will decline – as will acid rain, crop damage and smog.....
Durability. Reliability. Versatility. Of course, those are priorities when choosing a compact excavator to improve your productivity. But comfort? For some, it’s last on the list, but should be a priority.
When it comes to compact excavators, you’ll find that nearly all of the key specifications relate to the machine’s size, power or performance. Here, we’ll break down a spec sheet to help you find the best compact excavator to fit your needs.
So you’ve read the manufacturer’s literature, visited their website and pored over machine specs. Now, you’re at the dealership and ready to demo compact excavators. While you’re digging, pushing and lifting, what should you be paying.....
The most important way to determine an excavator’s performance is to feel the balance between the hydraulic system and the engine horsepower. It’s the guts that determines the true performance.....
Bobcat® compact excavators are designed to operate in the smallest of workspaces. Exclusive to Bobcat excavators is the in-track swing frame, which allows you to get closer to your work.....
Deciding whether to rent or buy a compact track loader or compact excavator? Consider all the factors before making a commitment.
When you’re in the market for a compact excavator, the bucket is an important consideration. Compact excavator buckets come in a variety of sizes — choosing which is best for your environment and application can improve your machine’s performance and your productivity. So how do you find the bucket.....
Every Bobcat® machine with 25.5 horsepower (hp) or more features a Tier 4 compliant engine. Built for uncompromised performance, increased fuel efficiency, and cleaner emissions, Bobcat Engines utilize unique technologies to achieve Tier 4 status. Plus, Bobcat’s proprietary.....
Pickups have long been the standard work vehicle, but utility vehicles offer unique advantages, like lower ownership costs, improved mobility and more. When you’re in the market for a second pickup for jobsite duties.....
With advanced suspension technology, it’s no wonder how tough machines like the Toolcat™ 5600 and 5610 utility work machines can deliver such a smooth ride and outstanding performance.....
A new utility vehicle is a big purchase with a lot of considerations to keep in mind. A checklist reminding you of your top requirements and needs can help.....
Four-wheel drive, power management, cruise control and a variety of other performance features make Toolcat™ utility work machines the go-anywhere, do-anything addition.....
There’s a lot to consider before you take the plunge to purchase a utility vehicle. Ask yourself these questions to help make.....
With the Toolcat™ 5610 utility work machine from Bobcat Company, one machine can simplify your day, thanks to front and rear attachments. It has options for a 3-point hitch, PTO and rear remote.....
It’s no secret that compact excavators can dig. But Bobcat® compact excavators reach far beyond the traditional role of digging.
When you’re shopping for an excavator, specs and promotional materials can help jump-start your research and narrow down your choices, but basing a purchase solely on a few numbers can be risky. Specs can be made to look good, and every manufacturer or salesperson.....
With compact excavators enjoying a recent spike in popularity, the lineup of available models is more diverse and expansive than ever. Today, manufacturers produce enough variety in their equipment to allow you to tailor your machine selection....
Once you’ve determined that a compact excavator — also known as a mini excavator — is the right machine for you, the real work begins. It’s time to think about your business and how you’ll use the machine. But don’t let the terms “compact” or “mini” fool....
Compact excavators take advantage of distinct features to deliver maneuverability, power, lift capacity, versatility and reach.
Time is money on the job. You know it, and so do we. That’s why Bobcat Company offers the fastest, most efficient attachment switching in the industry with the optional.....
With three available compact excavator arm configurations, these machines cover a wide variety of digging depths, from 6 feet to more than 15.5 feet. Discover which compact excavator can accommodate your jobsite.
Whether you are considering replacing a tractor loader backhoe with a compact excavator, or just trying to decide between the two, it’s important to know how they match up. Read on to see the advantages.....
Traditionally known for their digging prowess, compact excavators have become a valuable addition to every equipment lineup. And when it comes to work, these attachment options make Bobcat® compact excavators the go-to choice for tough.....
Do you worry when you drive machines over manicured lawns, patios and driveways? Are you tired of damaging sensitive surfaces and spending precious time and money repairing.....
The key to any compact loader is simple: The more you use it, the more you get out of it. But how do you do more with your loader? The answer is simple: attachments increase versatility.....
For many owners and operators, a compact track loader or skid-steer loader offers an ideal combination of performance, versatility and comfort. However, if you are frequently working in confined areas that would typically require hand labor, a mini track loader is the best option for you.
The old saying goes: “It takes money to make money.” There’s a similar motto that applies to construction equipment: It takes the right tools and attachments.....
Compact equipment manufacturers have recently introduced some of the most sweeping changes in decades. Advancements include operator friendly designs, higher performance levels, increased working capabilities, smarter data capacity.....
You have many undercarriage options for a compact track loader. Each offers unique advantages for comfort, different job demands and your personal preferences. The Roller Suspension™ system from Bobcat offers an appealing.....
The skid-steer loader’s chaincase houses the final drive sprockets and chains that power the axles. It's a major component of a.....
Why do some skid-steer loaders bog down in soft or wet conditions, while Bobcat® loaders pass through without slowing down? More often than not, the loader’s undercarriage.....
If you are in the market to add a compact track loader to your equipment fleet, before you purchase, think about your job needs, working conditions, how easy equipment.....