Bobcat has a 65-year history in producing skid steers and says it has focused on continued innovation with the launch of its R-Series machines. The R-Series loaders are the most powerful, durable loaders Bobcat has ever built. They feature improved stability, more efficient hydraulics, and improved breakout forces and lift capacity compared to previous models. Genuine Bobcat attachments pair with the skid steers to make them more versatile.
The S86 is the most powerful skid-steer loader Bobcat has ever built, delivering more usable engine and hydraulic horsepower than before. It is powered by a 105-hp Tier 4 Final engine and has standard, high-flow, and super-flow hydraulics. The vertical lift S86 features an optimized weight-to-horsepower ratio which helps to improve lifting capacity, breakout forces, and more.
Recent Bobcat skid-steer loader attachments
Bobcat snowblower attachment
Bobcat's new snowblower has nine different width options and several motor packages.
The snowblower features a direct-drive, sprocket-style chute rotation that improves performance and maintenance accessibility. The chute also delivers 270 degrees of rotation for a wide range of placements, a 15-degree increase over previous designs. It can also be placed wherever the job requires, including hard-to-reach places like lawns, ditches, and wooded areas along a path. The machine can also break through ice buildup, eliminating the need for chains.
The chute's rounded intake provides a smoother surface to roll the snow into the feed impeller, rather than pushing it. This design helps to minimize clogging and reduces resistance for improved snow flow through the attachment. High-flow models capture extra available hydraulic horsepower from the carrier, which enables clearing through deep drifts and heavy snow.
An additional feature includes easily adjustable skid shoes which are mounted to the sides of the snowblower. This allows operators to raise or lower the clearing depth to match the job site's surface. This feature makes it easier to maintain ground alignment and can also help guide operators along curbs or walls while preventing contact with the snowblower itself.
Bobcat drum mulchers
Bobcat's newly redesigned drum mulcher attachments are available in 50-inch, 61-inch, and 72-inch cutting widths. Each drum mulcher is approved for the 700- and 800-Series skid-steer loaders.
A standard two-speed hydraulic motor provides increased drum torque and quicker drum speed recovery. The 50-inch and 61-inch mulchers have a pressure gauge to monitor drum speeds better.
The drum mulchers utilize carbide teeth to rip through landscaping debris and can accommodate tree removal jobs of up to eight inches. Drum rotation stops within 20 seconds after deactivating the auxiliary hydraulics because of the hydraulic drum break.
Three hydraulic power options on Bobcat's most powerful loaders
The S86 compact track loader offers three hydraulic flow options in one machine and also features Bobcat's power management system, Premium Power Performance, which distributes power more efficiently on loaders equipped with high-flow and super-flow hydraulics.
The S86 is engineered to provide attachment versatility and productivity, with every component designed to deliver maximum hydraulic performance.
The three hydraulic flow options are:
- Standard Flow (23.0 gpm, 3,500 psi) (Standard) – Select standard flow to operate attachments that require lower hydraulic horsepower.
- High Flow (36.6 gpm, 3,500 psi) (Optional) – This system provides additional hydraulic power to boost the production of attachments like the Bobcat flail cutter, trencher, planer and stump grinder.
- Super Flow (42 gpm, 4,061 psi) (Optional) – Tackle the most demanding attachment applications, including pavement milling and clearing land of trees and heavy brush, with attachments designed specifically for super-flow hydraulics.
Bobcat attachments are engineered to fully integrate with the carrier's electronics, hydraulics, and geometry. The S86 can power a wide variety of attachments including those specifically designed for super-flow hydraulics such as super-flow snowblowers, cold planers, and forestry drum mulchers.