In 2014, Bobcat produced its millionth Bobcat loader, and today the company boasts the world’s most extensive compact equipment distribution network with roughly 1,000 Bobcat dealers.
Founded in 1947 in Gwinnder, North Dakota (United States), Bobcat now has multiple plants in the U.S., France, China, and the Czech Republic. Acquired by South Korean conglomerate Doosan in 2007, Bobcat is today a leading global manufacturer of compact equipment and utility vehicles that target construction, agriculture, mining, and other industries.
Bobcat’s construction equipment includes loaders, compact excavators, telehandlers, utility vehicles, and attachments. Bobcat offers a complete range of loaders for almost any application, including skid-steers loaders, compact track loaders, and mini track loaders. Bobcat’s impressive range of skid steers include the 1.8-metre tall Bobcat S70 all the way up to the 3.7-metre tall S850. All of these feature powerful hydraulics and the Bob-Tach mounting system, which allows for quickly switching between attachments, such as buckets, augers, and grapples.
Bobcat’s compact excavators range from lightweight models weighing around 1,100 kilograms to huge models weighing more than 8,600 kilograms. On the large end, for example, the Bobcat E85 Compact Excavator with its 59.4 horsepower engine can reach up to 7.3 meters and boasts a bucket digging force of 14,5089 lbf.
New and used Bobcat utility products include a variety of easily manoeuvrable utility vehicles and highly flexible Toolcat utility work machines. The Toolcat 5610, for instance, can be equipped with a choice of over 40 attachments and implements, making it indispensable for operators with little space and a wide variety of jobs to do.
And if you’re looking for a telehandler to buy, Bobcat’s VersaHANDLER line supports lift capacities ranging from 2,494 kilograms to 3,492 kilograms, and lift heights ranging from 5.8 meters to nearly 7 meters. As with its Toolcat work machines, Bobcat offers a full line of attachments for its telehandlers, including augers, buckets, dozer blades, pallet forks, snow blades, spreaders, tillers, and trenchers, among many others.