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It wasn’t long ago that you either had a shovel or a very large loader, but nothing in between. Today, a vast selection of innovative skid-steer, compact track loader, all-wheel steer and mini track loaders can add efficiency and versatility to a variety of projects. Whether you are planning a purchase or trying to match…

Before purchasing a tractor, here is a listing of terms that you might need to know:  Sub-compact Tractor: designed for light-duty work and useful in small areas such as inside and outside of sheds and barns. Under 25hp  Compact Tractor: Designed for small to medium sized properties (10-40 acres). Under 50 hp  Utility Tractor: Made…

Wondering how to get the most out of a Bobcat sub-compact tractor? Think about all the jobs you can get done: landscaping, groundskeeping, light construction, gardening, light farming, trenching, excavation, mowing and more! Attach a rotary cutter to your Bobcat compact tractor to knock down the overgrown acreage, set your food plots up for success…

Sub-compact tractors from Bobcat can better meet your needs over John Deere, Kubota, Case IH, New Holland, Kioti, and other competitors for homeowners with 40 acres or less. Bobcat sub-compact tractors offer more power and versatility than you’ll get from a small lawn or garden tractor. Built tough and easy to maintain, there’s nothing sub-standard…

Other than digging, one of the most frequent jobs performed by hydraulic excavators is lifting. Understanding your machine’s lifting capacity helps you to lift and move loads safely, and knowing what to check before you lift can help prevent injuries and downtime. Lifting capacity The lifting capacity of any hydraulic excavator is limited by two factors: Hydraulic…

Compact tractors are do-it-all machines designed to solve the unique challenges of acreage owners, hobby farmers or anyone maintaining land. Get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about this versatile machine. What is a compact tractor? Compact tractors are small agricultural tractors designed to take on the challenges that landowners face every day....

Today’s compact excavators are designed to overcome challenges when working in confined spaces where larger equipment cannot fit. Before bidding on a project and working in confined areas, evaluate these 4 considerations.   With some jobsites getting tighter, it’s important to rely on compact equipment, specifically Bobcat® compact excavators, that can access confined spaces and…

A utility vehicle (UTV) just might be the most productive and versatile vehicle you ever own. To choose the best utility vehicle for your job application, it’s important to evaluate the machine’s comfort, ease of use, safety and overall capabilities. To help you make the most of your next purchase, we broke down what to…

Having a properly balanced skid-steer loader is the key to quickness and productivity. It leads to improved turning, reduces engine power requirements, slows tire wear and extends drivetrain life. Here’s a simple illustration: Stand up and put most of your weight on one foot. When you stand flat-footed, with your weight distributed equally between your…

What if you could extend your working season and make more money? While you can’t control the weather or change the seasons, you can control how you work despite what Mother Nature delivers. Few pieces of compact equipment can help you stay productive more months of the year and provide a greater return on your...

The reason for the growing demand for compact track loaders is clear. These durable, versatile and cost-effective loaders have continued their reign in the compact equipment industry because of their tracks and track patterns. The right tracks can improve your machine’s performance, minimize ground disturbance and extend your working season in wetter months. Tracks can…

We all know the revenue needle stops moving during unexpected downtime. That’s why preventive maintenance is so important to your business. Although wear issues develop with all equipment over time, you must answer one simple question about your maintenance plan: Do you want to be proactive or reactive?If you’ve had a machine break down or lost…

Ongoing improvements to compact track loaders – including increased digging and lifting performance, maneuverability, and attachment capabilities – have made them more versatile and productive for you and your crew.  However, these advancements require special care that cannot be overlooked. Start with the equipment maintenance manual The first thing you and your equipment operators should…

If you’re in the market for a do-it-all machine, a utility vehicle (UTV) might be the best option for you. A balance of comfort, power and maneuverability make utility vehicles the superior choice. While it’s possible to get around your jobsite or property with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), utility vehicles offer benefits that give them…

Your compact excavator can be one of your most important investments. By making a commitment to a manufacturer’s routine excavator maintenance plan, they can generate revenue more hours of the day and more days of the year while staying on schedule.   1. Read the compact excavator’s manual. An operator’s first task is to review…

Compact excavators, otherwise known as mini excavators, are on jobsites everywhere, from landscaping to demolition to excavation projects. As more contractors understand the many benefits of adding a compact excavator to their fleet, they are looking to manufacturers to deliver additional machine features and specifications to fit their jobsite demands. With all the different sizes,…

If you’re comparing the Bobcat T76 to the Cat 289D3 loader, here are the top things to know: You’ll get a more maneuverable machine and a higher fuel capacity from the Bobcat T76 vs. the Cat loader – with no sacrifice in rated operating capacity (ROC) or horsepower. The T76 boasts a higher hinge-pin height…

Competitive Comparison: Bobcat T770 vs. Kubota SVL95-2 Compact Track Loader If you’re comparing the Bobcat T770 to the Kubota SVL95-2 loader, here are the top things to know: You’ll lift 275 pounds more with the Bobcat T770 vs. the Kubota SVL95-2. The Bobcat T770 has a faster 1-Speed and 2-Speed than the Kubota loader. The…

Find the best compact excavator for your construction or landscaping work in this side-by-side comparison of two high-performance models – the Bobcat E50 and the John Deere 50G. If you’re comparing the Bobcat E50 to the John Deere 50G mini excavator, here are the top things to know: You’ll get a lot more horsepower from…

Whether you own two acres or ten, your land is ripe with possibilities. Homesteading gives you the unique opportunity to get in touch with your roots, reconnect with nature and live a healthier, more self-sufficient lifestyle. Get a jump on your homesteading journey with these five projects that are perfect for budding homesteaders. Create a…

Competitive Comparison: Bobcat E35 vs. Cat 303.5E2-CR Mini Excavator The Bobcat E35 and Cat 303.5E2-CR excavators face off to find the best machine for your construction work. If you’re comparing the Bobcat E35 to the Cat 303.5E2-CR mini excavator, here are the top things to know: You get more dig depth and longer arm reach…

Buying a compact tractor is a significant decision and investment – one that should come with questions and research. But how do you know if you’re getting the right answers to your questions? Where do you get the information you need? Get some of your answers below from leading equipment experts. Q: How do I…

Here at Bobcat, we’ve been in the equipment business for a while now. (Since 1947 to be exact.) Now for the first time, we are proud to put the Bobcat name on our all new lineup of zero-turn mowers. Here are three of our favorite things about this brand new line: Bobcat zero-turn mowers come…

We’ve heard it time and time again from anyone running the new Bobcat E85: “What a beast!” Weighing in at almost 19,000 pounds, the E85 is the largest compact excavator in the R-Series lineup – and it sure packs a punch on features. Class-leading digging capacity and depth. Powerful hydraulics and fast cycle times. Industry-leading…

Long workdays on your jobsite often call for changing out attachments – on your skid loaders, compact track loaders, and excavators. Luckily, Bobcat likes to make things easy with their quick attach systems. Today, we’re talking about the Hydraulic X-Change  system on our Bobcat excavators. For the most convenient attachment changes on your excavator, enter…

(1 minute read)  Nobody wants to operate a rough-riding machine all day. Luckily with advances in equipment technology, Bobcat’s optional 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage makes a noticeable difference. Here at Bobcat of the Rockies, here are our Top 3 Reasons why we love it – and we know you will too. #1: INCREASED STABILITY Need…

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