Bobcat Compact Track Loaders — 2014 Spec Guide

In 1999, Bobcat Co. launched the company’s compact track loader line, calling it the industry’s first American-made compact track loader with a solid-mounted undercarriage. Today, it has evolved into the M-Series. In 2013, Bobcat expanded its line of M-Series compact track loaders to provide all-around visibility, mobility and lifting. With the addition of the two new 500 platform-size loaders, there are now seven M-Series compact track loaders including five vertical-lift loaders, the T590, T650, T750, T770 and T870, and two radius-lift track loaders, the T550 and T630, and the T110 rounding out the group which is not an M-Series model.

The lineup of the eight Bobcat compact track loader models starts at the T110 offering 41.8 hp. At a width of 50 in. with a bucket and a lift height of more than 8 ft, the T110 has a two-speed travel option and can navigate between narrow property lines and work in confined spaces.

On the large end, the 99.2-hp T870 has a lift height of 12 ft, making it the highest lifting compact track loader in the industry, says Bobcat. The M-Series track loader is defined by a larger, more comfortable cab and higher hydraulic flows and pressures. The cab-forward design moves the operator closer to the attachment and all-around visibility has been significantly increased.

The Bobcat Roller Suspension System utilizes steel-embedded tracks, which increases durability. This maintenance-free roller suspension system is designed for a smooth ride, is standard equipment on T870 loaders and is available as an option on the Bobcat T550, T590, T630, T650, T750 and T770 compact track loaders. All models use offset C-pattern rubber tracks with steel cables and imbeds aimed at increased service life.

The deluxe instrumentation panel with a 5-in., full-color LCD screen enables multi-language monitoring of diagnostics, machine temperatures and pressures and theft protection with the ability to program custom keyless start codes. Engine checkpoints are located within easy reach. A swing-open tailgate provides convenient access to routine maintenance points. For non-routine service, the cab tips back for access to hydraulic and hydrostatic components. Bobcat says it also offers four configurations: standard mechanical foot pedals and steering levers; standard controls with power assist on the T870; Advanced Control System; and Selectable Joystick Controls. Additionally, the Radio Remote Control System is available for operating joystick-controlled machines from outside the cab.

With attachments continuing to be as important as the machine, the M-Series has been engineered with stronger hydraulics for improved attachment performance. To manage attachment changes, the Bob-Tach mounting system is compatible with more than 70 versatile attachments that are vertically integrated with the loaders’ electronics, hydraulics and geometry. Bobcat equipment is also supported by a large North American dealer network. More than 550 dealer locations provide easy access to sales, rental, parts and service.

Advice to Buyers
“Utilization is key with compact track loader selection because the more you can use it to fit your job applications, and the more attachments you can put on it, the faster the return on your investment,” says Mike Fitzgerald, loader product specialist with Bobcat Co. “Utilization can be further improved with a durable undercarriage that provides excellent traction on unpaved surfaces and improved maneuverability in softer ground conditions such as sand, mud and clay.”

Bobcat Compact Track Loaders

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