A new line of compact tractors featuring four-wheel drive for working over rough and uneven terrain has joined the Bobcat family. The new tractors also include a hydrostatic transmission for straightforward operation through a wide variety of tasks.
Bobcat's seven models began limited production in September, with full availability at dealerships in January.
Bobcat's seventh compact track loader was designed to work in residential backyards or other areas difficult for other equipment to access.
Polaris Industries Inc. and Bobcat Co. have formed a long-term strategic alliance to pursue work-related market segments globally. The alliance will include technology sharing, co-development, and supply of highly differentiated work vehicles with a planned launch by the second half of 2010.
Bobcat says its new M-Series excavators were re-engineered to save time and labor while making operators more comfortable.
All four of Bobcat's new compact tractors for applications that include farming, landscaping, and groundskeeping have an independent PTO that can be engaged with the flip of a switch while the tractor is in motion.
Bobcat says its three new excavators in the 4- to 5-ton (3.6- to 4.5-t) weight class offer improved performance and operator comfort.
The Toolcat 5610 was designed to eliminate several larger light-duty machines, combining what the company says are the best features of a pickup truck, skid-steer loader, tractor, and utility vehicle.
Bobcat Co. has released its first Tier 4 loaders, including a non-diesel particulate filter (DPF) engine solution. The non-DPF solution was achieved by designing an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine.
Bobcat’s plan for Tier 4 solutions includes a Doosan-built engine added to some of its equipment lineup starting in early 2014. Development of the new Tier 4-compliant, non-DPF (diesel particulate filter) engine was a collaboration between engineers from Bobcat, Doosan (Bobcat’s parent company), and engine-development companies such as Ricardo and FEV.