Bobcat Launches New Loaders

Updated Feb 19, 2013


The Bobcat Company has introduced seven new medium-sized machines.

The 500 frame-size skid-steer and compact track loaders have seen upgrades in increased visibility, a more comfortable cab and easier serviceability.

All seven of the models began limited production in September with the full availability being offered at dealerships in January.

These machines were designed to replace the current K-series models: S150, S160, S175, S185, S205, T180 and T190.

Skid-steer loaders:

  • S510
  • S530
  • S550
  • S570
  • S590

Compact Track Loaders:

  • T550
  • T590

New Features

The frame-size loaders provide a cab-forward design, which moves operators to be closer to the attachment and provides more visibility. Windows on the sides and the rear have also been increased in size to also provide more visibility.

Specifically, the S510, S550 and T550 have a radius lift path, which allows more visibility while working on the job.

Also, the S530, S570, S590 and T590 models now feature a vertical lift path that will allow operators to lift heavier loads higher.

Comfort is key

Bobcast has increased the size of the 500 loader cab by 10 percent as well as redesigned the interior to cater to individual preferences.

The loaders also feature a one-piece seal that goes all the way around the door and fits into a special curved pocket, which minimizes the amount of dirt and dust that might enter the cab.

Along with the new seal, operators now have the choice between the standard foot pedal hydraulic controls (Advanced Control System) or the Selectable Joystick Controls.

For more information on the Bobcat 500 frame-size loaders, please go to

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