When your compact loader isn’t running, you aren’t productive or profitable. Bobcat® skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are ready to work — with features and systems you can’t find anywhere else. Here are 10 reasons why you can rely on Bobcat machines to ensure most of your time is spent on the job and not in a shop.
The optional deluxe instrumentation panel provides additional equipment monitoring, theft prevention and other advanced capabilities. In addition to giving you more uptime, this Bobcat option provides peace of mind.
The Bobcat loader’s smart cooling system provides quieter operation, reduced maintenance and longer durability.
Onboard diagnostics on Bobcat compact loaders monitor more than a dozen vital machine functions. The system efficiently troubleshoots problems in the field or prevents them before they occur. Downloadable machine performance history reduces the time needed to identify potential problems.
Bobcat compact loaders are easier and faster to service than some other loader brands. Your engine checkpoints are within reach, so regular maintenance actually gets completed and your operating costs are reduced:
The added axle strength and size of Bobcat skid-steer loaders handle the most rugged conditions. Protected seals and heat-treated axles improve durability.
Drive motors and hydraulic hoses on compact track loaders, are solid-mounted within the track system. Hoses are better protected from snags, vibrations and rubbing during operation. Bobcat drive motor hoses are intentionally hidden so they’re not exposed to normal debris, such as mud and sticks that are kicked up during operation. Better protection of these hoses means more uptime for you.
Machine shutdown protection in Bobcat compact loaders monitors vital machine functions, such as engine coolant temperature, oil pressure and hydraulic oil temperature. If a monitored function is out of normal operating range, the system provides an audible alert and warning message. If the issue is severe, the system will shut down the machine to avoid catastrophic failure. Machine shutdown protection is standard on all Bobcat skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders.
Bobcat skid-steer loaders feature a keel-shaped undercarriage that navigates soft conditions and passes over obstructions. The design provides higher ground clearance and sheds debris to the outside, just as a V-shaped boat slices through water.
To withstand harsh working conditions, Bobcat compact track loaders offer a durable undercarriage. They feature forged steel idlers, steel imbed tracks and better-protected hydraulic hoses and drive motors. For you, each of these features contributes to long-lasting durability, less maintenance and better uptime protection. Most models feature the standard solid-mounted undercarriage. It provides improved traction to work in mud, sand, manure, dirt and other soft conditions. This provides multiple uptime benefits:
The rugged Bobcat chaincase is the only maintenance-free option in the industry for skid-steer loaders. The drive chains (120 high strength chain or HSC) are 38 percent stronger to minimize the risk of breaking. While some manufacturers limit transferable horsepower to protect their smaller drive chains, Bobcat puts more horsepower in the drive chains. The exclusive fixed-axle tubes, stronger axles and fully sealed bearings save you time and money. Stay out of the shop and spend more time on the job.
bcat loaders’ unique, patented lift-arm design is more durable. The lift arms keep every pin at each pivot point in the same plane. In addition, the pins are supported on both sides instead of only one side (cantilever design) in other machines. As a result, Bobcat loader lift arms have less lateral deflection (side-to-side lift arm movement) and reduced load on the pins themselves. Hoses are routed through the loader arms and frame uprights to minimize potential snag points.