Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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T R A C T O R S S K I D S T E E R S 24 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 S K I D S T E E R S Bobcat 12 Tool Carriers Offered from the Skid Steer Loader Original bobcat.com/loaders/skid- steer-loaders Advice to Buyers "Cab comfort should be a consideration when look- ing at purchasing a skid steer loader," says Mike Fitzgerald, loader product specialist with Bobcat. "Is an enclosed cab with heat and air condition- ing ideal because of the con- ditions the machine and op- erator will be working in, or will a machine with an open cab suffice? Bobcat also offers sound dampening features that increase cab comfort re- ducing outside jobsite noise." B obcat Co. pioneered the compact equipment industry nearly 60 years ago when two blacksmith inventor brothers designed a small, three-wheeled loader for cleaning turkey barns. Today, the company has a 12-model lineup — including the A770 all-wheel steer loader — that includes both radius- and vertical-lift-path machines. In fall 2016, Bobcat introduced its newest generation of skid steer loaders — the M2-Series. M2-Series skid steer loaders offer a variety of performance, opera- tor comfort and visibility enhancements to help increase productivity and provide enhanced uptime protection. The M2-Series lineup includes Bobcat 400-, 500-, 600-, 700- and 800-frame-size skid steer loaders. Features of the new M2-Series skid steer loaders include enhanced automatic ride control. When set to auto, automatic ride control will automatically turn on and off based on the hydraulic pressure in the lift circuit. This provides the benefits of ride control when it is needed in applications such as material moving, and it automatically shuts off when it's not needed in applications such as grading. Automatic ride control reduces material spillage, allowing you to travel at faster speeds for increased productivity. A new reversing fan option available for M2-Series loaders allows you to temporarily reverse the cooling fan direction — for several seconds — to blow dust and small debris from the radiator and rear screens. This M2-Series loader option helps minimize downtime and can reduce the cooling area cleaning frequency. Choose from the following three operating modes: automatic — reverses fan direction at a regular frequency to keep the loader's engine coolant and hydraulic oil at proper operating temperatures; manual — purges material at your discretion; and off. For operation on sensitive surfaces, Bobcat offers the exclusive A770 all-wheel steer loader, which is the only compact loader in the industry that offers both all-wheel steer and skid steer capabilities. The A770 lets you switch from turf, tire and asphalt-saving all-wheel steer to ultra-maneuverable skid steer mode at the touch of a dash panel switch. Model* Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Bucket Breakout Force Operating Weight Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin S70 22.5 hp 700 lbs 1,950 lbs 2,795 lbs 1,512 lbs 7 ft, 10 in. (Radial) S450 46.7 hp 1,300 lbs 2,776 lbs 5,027 lbs 2,600 lbs 9 ft, 2 in. (Radial) S550 58.2 hp 1,750 lbs 5,470 lbs 6,213 lbs 3,500 lbs 9 ft, 6 in. (Radial) S570 58.2 hp 1,950 lbs 5,470 lbs 6,480 lbs 3,900 lbs 9 ft, 10 in. (Vertical) S590 62.9 hp 2,100 lbs 5,470 lbs 6,593 lbs 4,200 lbs 9 ft, 10 in. (Vertical) S595 70.5 hp 2,200 lbs 5,740 lbs 6,793 lbs 4,400 lbs 9 ft, 10 in. (Vertical) S630 70.5 hp 2,180 lbs 6,960 lbs 7,610 lbs 4,360 lbs 10 ft, 1 in. (Radial) S650 70.5 hp 2,690 lbs 6,960 lbs 8,061 lbs 5,380 lbs 10 ft, 4 in. (Vertical) S740 70.9 hp 3,100 lbs 6,676 lbs 8,794 lbs 6,200 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) S770 88.2 hp 3,350 lbs 6,831 lbs 9,314 lbs 6,700 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) S850 95.9 hp 3,950 lbs 9,686 lbs 10,237 lbs 7,900 lbs 12 ft (Vertical) A770 88.2 hp 3,325 lbs 6,531 lbs 9,623 lbs 6,650 lbs 10 ft, 11 in. (Vertical) *Specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual Bobcat equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions and other factors.

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