The Bobcat S450’s width makes it a great performer for its size - and the tight turning radius lets you handle big jobs in small areas. The S450 is now equipped with specially developed Stage V compliant Bobcat engine with higher torque and features a radius lift path for greater maximum reach at mid-range heights, like dumping over a wall, backfilling or unloading flatbed trucks.
The new Bobcat engine provides 37% more torque and fast recovery from overload compared to previous machines, ensuring increased comfort and headroom for the operator and the ability to work with the same power at lower RPM, at lower noise levels and with lower fuel consumption for comparable jobs.
The M-Series Deluxe Instrumentation Panel now comes as standard and brings the latest advances in communication, monitoring, productivity and control to your Bobcat® skid-steer loader or compact track loader. It monitors key loader functions, communicates alerts, DPF management and provides additional attachment information to track usage. Using the ultra-sharp LCD screen and intuitive interface, you will be able to access data and helpful notifications to keep your loader operating at peak capacity with maximum uptime.
Extra feature which comes as standard with Deluxe panel is the Password-Protected Keyless Start which allows setting up multi operator specific codes to monitor machine usage and avoid loss of keys with downtime.
With two lift path options, Bobcat® skid-steer loaders have you covered. Vertical lift path machines provide more reach at full lift height, while radius lift path models offer maximum reach at truck bed height. The durable and patented single-plane design reduces side-to-side lift arm movement and minimizes load on the pins.
Bobcat® loaders will meet your high expectations for performance, every time you use them. The design, balance and weight distribution have been perfected to deliver more usable horsepower, powerful breakout forces and faster cycle times. With a Bobcat loader you can work quicker, lift more and outperform your competition.
Everyone is different, so which controls are best for you? Bobcat offers you all the common loader control patterns – and some of them allow you to choose between control styles with the flip of a switch. Choose from the popular Bobcat Standard Controls or the exclusive Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC).
Bobcats are better balanced! When not carrying a load, your Bobcat® skid-steer loader has a weight distribution of 70% in the rear and 30% in the front. This is the optimum weight distribution, giving you balanced, easy turning and skidding for ideal performance. What's more, it minimises fuel consumption and power requirements, while maximising drive train and tyre life, leading to less wear and tear compared to “flat-footed” machines sold by some other manufacturers.
It's easy to see why Bobcat Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) is becoming the most popular control choice among operators. Our low-effort joysticks are loaded with Bobcat-exclusive features and fingertip switches to help you control your loader and attachments more easily and comfortably. No other joystick in the industry even comes close to delivering the level of customisation and control you'll find with SJC. We put the power in your hands!
You'll feel so comfortable and at-home in the cab of your Bobcat® skid-steer loader (SSL) or compact track loader (CTL) that you won't want to leave it! You’ll particularly appreciate the premium features and operator-friendly design. View your work area more easily, work at a pleasant temperature, sit comfortably and stay fresh with minimal fatigue. Many comfort options found in Bobcat loaders aren’t even available on other machines.
For safety and increased efficiency, Bobcat® skid-steer loader (SSL) and compact track loader (CTL) cabs are designed for the best possible all-around visibility. As you grade next to a building or load the machine on a trailer, you’ll gain better sight lines for easier and faster operation. You can easily see the bucket corners and cutting edge from your seat. Your tracks or tyres are also visible without raising the loader arms.
You'll find it easier to work for longer and perform precise work with the time-tested operator friendly controls on Bobcat® skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders. 1) The engine speed control is conveniently located in front of you. 2) The fingertip controls simplify the operation of Bobcat attachments such as soil conditioners, sweepers, tillers, buckets and grapples. 3) You can adjust the foot pedals to suit your preferences.
A comfortable seat helps you work better and feel less tired at the end of the day. Bobcat® skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders provide Selectable Joystick Controls(SJC) that move with the seat. You can make forward and backward seat adjustments as you wish, or try optional “air ride” suspension seats. Also, you can get a heated seat option, or choose from different seat cloths for your maximum comfort.
Every time you enter or exit a Bobcat® skid-steer loaders (SSL) or compact track loaders (CTL), you’re less likely to bump your head, snag your mobile phone or scrape your back. Feel what a difference the largest entry/exit area makes; and once inside, you’ll really appreciate the extra space of the wider cab.
In your line of work, you have to dive right in – where the dirt, dust, mud and debris are at their worst. That's why you need a Bobcat loader - our enclosed cabs have a best-in-class pressurised interior space that keeps down dust to a minimum, keeping you clean and comfortable. The one-piece seal and unique, curved door pocket ensure that you enjoy the best-possible protection. Keep warm air in the cab during cold weather, and ensure that cool air keeps you comfortable on hot days.
The new Bobcat engine has extended maintenance intervals with the first service recommended after 500 hours (significant upgrade from 50 and 250 hours checks on previous models) while reducing the frequency of fuel filter replacements.
No other loaders are as easy to access for maintenance and servicing as Bobcat® skid-steer loaders (SSL) and compact track loaders (CTL). You receive easy, full access to the engine checks and fills, filters and battery. Unlike other brands, you do not need to raise the lift arms to service the machine. So you can spend your time completing maintenance work, rather than struggling to gain access.
Bobcat makes maintenance simpler and faster with easy-to-access grease point locations on critical pivot points. So you don't have to lie on the ground or stand on the wheels or tracks to grease the pins.
You can check your hydraulic oil level quickly and easily as you walk by your machine. Always keep an eye on hydraulic oil levels and simplify your daily checks.
Bobcat® loaders can be serviced from one side thanks to the exclusive belt-drive system. This durable technology with a multi-groove Kevlar™ belt allows your loader engine to run slower, which reduces noise and gives your machine longer durability. This optimised engine-to-pump package is also more efficient.
Bobcat offers extended choice of factory installed tires, ensuring they can be more closely matched to your job right from the start.
With Bobcat® skid-steer loaders (SSL) and compact track loaders (CTL), you’re ready for almost anything that you could possibly encounter on the jobsite. The radiator and hydraulic oil cooler are protected from danger, while hoses are routed through the loader arms and frame uprights for extra protection. Quick couplers are mounted directly into the front plate of the lift arm. The solid-steel tailgate has no cooling holes or other openings for intrusions that could damage the machine.
The Bobcat reputation for reliable equipment and maximum uptime protects your own reputation for timely, productive work. These better-built loaders rely on a range of features that help minimise maintenance and protect your machine: machine shutdown protection, self-diagnostics, battery run-down protection, cold weather protection and other features. What's more, Bobcat skid-steer loaders feature the industry’s only maintenance-free chaincase, which further reduces maintenance and gives you added peace of mind.
Another unique Bobcat advantage ... the only maintenance-free chaincase on the market! With exclusive fixed axle tubes, stronger axles, and fully sealed bearings to maximise uptime and your peace of mind. The protected axle seals never need adjustments or greasing. Endless roller, high-strength oval chains (HSOC) are manufactured to very strict tolerances, with thick side-link plates and hardened pins. The chains are 38% stronger than other manufacturers’ chains.
You can secure your Bobcat skid-steer loader or compact track loader quickly, without having to search for hard-to-reach tie-downs. The tie-downs are easy to locate and use.
Most other skid-steer loaders have flat bottoms. This means that when conditions turn wet and muddy, they can easily sink, spin and struggle. Bobcat® Skid-Steer Loaders are designed differently and they perform better in challenging conditions. The undercarriage is keel-shaped, with the lowest point at the centre of the machine, so the loader passes over most obstructions just like a boat slices through water. You'll be able to work more effectively, even in difficult conditions.
With the optional Power Bob-Tach™ mounting system, you can swap non-hydraulic attachments without even leaving your seat. Just press a dash switch - it engages the wedges into the attachment. The system locks the levers and keeps the attachment secure. This system is also the fastest method to connect hydraulic attachments to your loader because all you have to do is hook up the hoses after you have secured the attachment.
With the standard Bob-Tach® mounting system you can change an attachment on your loader in less than a minute. So you can easily use different attachments - bucket, auger, landscape rake, grapple and many others - throughout your day. Developed more than 35 years ago, the Bob-Tach system is time-tested.