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Compact Track Loaders / Uptime Protection Features

Protected Components – Loaders

On most jobsites, hazards to your machine are everywhere. And just one damaged component could put your loader in the shop, wasting valuable work time and leaving you with a repair bill. That’s why Bobcat® loaders are engineered to protect components against damage.

Feature Details

Protected Cooling Location

Some manufacturers still place radiators or condensers immediately inside the tailgate where the cooling package can be damaged by rebar, sticks or other items that can poke through the tailgate ventilation holes. The Bobcat radiator and hydraulic oil cooler are well protected between the frame uprights, above the engine. This also leaves the rear of the engine freely accessible for daily maintenance checks.

Protected Hose Routing

Bobcat sets the standard for hose routing. We provide better protection of our hoses by running them through the loader arms and frame uprights. We use more durable and expensive steel tubing in areas that are exposed to outside elements. The simplicity in the design is that hoses are less apt to be snagged and broken if they are not exposed, meaning more time working for you.

Protected Tailgate

The one-piece, 1/4 in. thick door is solid steel. There are no cooling holes, slots, or other openings on the heavy-duty door that could potentially lead to extra time in the shop. Additionally, the lower rear frame sticks out past the tailgate, protecting it from jobsite obstacles, scrapes and bumps.

Removable Hose Guide

Provides better auxiliary hose routing and security; slide the guide onto your hydraulic hose and clip it on the machine before operation. Clip the hose on the attachment frame when it isn’t in use.

Removable Hose Guide

Leaves no exposed hoses to damage. Integrated, pressure-release quick couplers are mounted directly into the front plate of the lift arm.

Compare Brands

There’s a huge difference between published specs and real-world testing. Bobcat Advantage® puts the industry’s top compact equipment brands in tough challenges to show you the differences. Objective tests and competitive comparisons measure up Bobcat®, Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® loaders.

Smarter Engineering

Hose routing can be the difference between a working or broken machine. A broken hose or damaged coupler can waste precious work time. That’s why Bobcat® loaders are engineered to protect against damage. Kubota®, Caterpillar®, Case® and New Holland® don’t measure up to the same standards. Their poorly designed hose systems can easily snag on jobsite obstacles. Only Bobcat makes protecting your machine a priority so you can stay productive.

Protected Components

Jobsite hazards are everywhere - and your loader’s tailgate is the first line of defense. It protects your radiator, engine, and other critical components. That’s why Bobcat uses a solid block of steel to make every tailgate. Unfortunately, other brands don’t have the same quality standards. Kubota®, Caterpillar® and Case® and New Holland® tailgate designs leave your loader open to damage.