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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…

Telehandlers, like Bobcat® VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, are popular hay-moving equipment in agriculture because of their versatility, exceptional reach and lift capacity. For these same reasons, telehandlers are also becoming popular in construction, landscaping and snow removal applications.While telehandlers deliver many of the same functions as wheel loaders, attachment carriers and rough-terrain forklifts, they also…

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…

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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…

Don’t have the right attachment for the job? Consider renting. For tasks you only do a few times a year, Bobcat attachment rentals eliminate the need for storage and let you explore whether purchasing an attachment down the road makes sense for your operation. Renting compact track loader and skid-steer attachments is often more cost-effective…

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…

Whether you own a country farmhouse or a home in the suburbs, you probably have a wish list of landscaping projects to transform the look of your property. While some jobs you can easily handle on your own, other projects may seem too big to tackle with a shovel or rake. But with the right…

Compact tractors are powerful pieces of equipment that can turn backbreaking chores into fun, quick-turn projects. With multiple compact tractor sizes and configurations in the market, it’s easy to see why so many ranch, farm and property owners put this hard-working machine to work on their land. But what happens when an old compact tractor…

Just because a jobsite is small doesn’t mean it requires less-powerful equipment. A mini track loader, also known as a mini skid-steer, allows you to work efficiently in smaller yards and navigate narrow spaces and doorways that would hold up larger equipment. Plus the new Bobcat MT100 delivers a big boost in power with a…

Finding reliable help has been a challenge for years due to labor shortage. Not everyone can – or wants to – grow their employee numbers. Here are five ways to elevate and expand your business’s capabilities without adding to the payroll. 1. Dig accurately without a measuring stick using Bobcat’s depth check system That person…

You can’t drive past a construction site or landscaping project without seeing a compact loader hard at work. These workhorse machines are the go-to solution for taking on big, complex projects that require unrelenting power, or for impressive attachment versatility. It’s no wonder there are more loader brands than ever to choose from. Here are…

Already own a compact loader or mini excavator? Our forestry attachments make it easy to add brush and tree removal to your list of services, eliminating the need for more contractors while boosting your income. Before you start clearing trees though, make sure you’re up to speed on forestry-specific safety measures, including operator training, equipment…

When it comes to landscaping or forestry site maintenance, you need more than just the right equipment. After you’ve stacked your fleet with powerful, maneuverable and reliable machines, make sure you have the right forestry attachments – or land-clearing attachments – for the job. Keep reading to find the perfect attachment for popular landscaping or…

When you bring home a compact tractor, you want your new farmhand to withstand the tests of time, weather and hard work. Regular service is the best way to keep it performing like the day you bought it. These easy tips will help you keep your Bobcat® compact tractor running for years to come. Tip…

Think all mini excavators are the same? You’re not alone. A quick scan of products on the market today reveals dozens of machines that promise to dig trenches, grade and finish and demolish whatever you might need. At Bobcat, we think it’s time for a revolution in excavators. In fact, we’ve already started one: Our…

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