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Bobcat Research

The resource center for everything Bobcat

Finding an information hub can be difficult. That's why we assembled this collection of videos, articles, checklists and more to give you the educational resources you need, from customer perspectives and product comparisons, to business advice and more.

A Bobcat T595 compact track loader moves dirt with a bucket.

4 Tips to Select the Right Loader Bucket for Your Compact Loader

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.

Bobcat S740 skid-steer loader with headlights and sidelights on plows snow from an apartment complex sidewalk at night.

Snow-How: 7 Snow Safety Tips for Equipment Operators

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.

Photo of T770 compact track loader.

6 Training Tips for Rented Equipment

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.

Bobcat E35 compact excavator works on a construction jobsite.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Pre-Owned 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.

A Bobcat S595 skid-steer loader with root grapple attachment drives down lane heading toward farm buildings.

5 Ways Bobcat Attachments Offer Big Benefits on the Farm

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.

An S650 skid-steer loader with twin-flex solid tires uses a breaker to break up rock.

What Skid-Steer Loader Tire is Right for the Job?

Rock, asphalt, concrete, sand. Loaders can muscle through jobs on nearly any surface condition – if they’re outfitted with the right tire for the task. The type of tire you choose has the potential to not only boost your machine’s performance but also increase uptime and enhance profitability.

T590 with Auger

Diversify your business with attachments

Looking to grow your business? Consider outfitting your skid-steer loader, compact track loader and compact excavator with Bobcat® attachments. With more than 80 attachments to choose from, you can get more versatility and profitability for the dollar compared to other equipment acquisitions.

Bobcat S630 skid-steer loader clears snow with a snowblower.

5 Steps to Keep Your Skid-Steer Loader From Taking a Snow Day

When the project calls for winter work, contractors count on skid-steer loaders to keep the operation running. Skid-steer loaders are tough enough to make the transition to the cold. Before you let your skid-steer loader out to take on the snow, make sure it’s ready to handle winter weather. Follow these seasonal maintenance tips to keep your machine in top shape.

Bobcat E35 compact excavator

The Case for Rental in a Good Economy

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.

Bobcat E35 R-Series compact excavator moving pipe with the pro clamp system

Top 10 Attachments in Your Industry

Different work requires different tools. We identified the top attachments in construction, landscaping, grounds maintenance and agriculture. Look at your industry list and see what companies like yours are using to boost their productivity.

Graphic showing that horsepower, rated operating capacity and width increase as compact track loader models get larger.

6 Tips for Choosing the Right Size Compact Track Loader

With so many sizes available, choosing the correct CTL model 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.

Compact track loader interior

New Trends in Compact Loader Design and Performance

Today’s loaders barely resemble the world’s first compact loader introduced by Bobcat Company more than 50 years ago. The latest models feature many enhancements you can see, and others that you’ll experience on the job.

5 machines that make snow removal easy

Top 5 Bobcat Machines to Make Snow Removal Easy

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.

Bobcat S590 clearing snow

8 Must-Have Attachments for Snow Removal

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.

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The Latest Loader Features You Can’t Live Without

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.

S650

Loaders Backed by Legendary Bobcat Durability

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.

S590 working on a farm.

Stay Agile with a Properly Balanced Loader

When you evaluate skid-steer loader performance, you may automatically assume that more horsepower equals higher capabilities and better results. While horsepower is a consideration, don’t overlook the critical area of machine weight balance.

Bobcat A770

Protect Your Turf with Selectable Steering

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.....

T770 with Rock Bucket Attachment

Tailor One Machine to Fit All Your Needs

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.....

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Features that Make Mini Track Loaders the Right Choice

For many owners and operators, a loader offers the best combination of performance, versatility and comfort. However, you may have unique needs that require a different machine. Perhaps you frequently work in confined areas that require.....

Bobcat compact track loader

Improve Productivity with Smart Technologies

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.....

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4 Advantages of the Bobcat Roller Suspension System

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.....

S630

What You Need to Know About an Undercarriage

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.....