Bobcat updates two of its Toolcats to use 45+ attachments
By Jenny LescohierDecember 01, 2021
Bobcat has refreshed two of its Toolcat utility work machines, enhancing features both inside and outside of the cab to offer operators greater versatility and productivity.
There are currently four models in Bobcat’s Toolcat line of what the company calls utility work machines. They are designed to combine the benefits of a loader, utility vehicle, pickup truck and tractor.
The Bobcat UW53 and UW56 are designed for operators looking to perform a wide range of job site tasks with a versatile machine. Replacing previous models of the Toolcat utility work machine lineup, the new models are designed to use more than 45 different attachments, allowing operators to turn their equipment into multi-purpose hauling, lifting, mowing, towing and loading machines.
According to Bobcat, these new models have totally redesigned LED lighting, providing increased light dispersion and intensity while using less power.
The embedded road lights are integrated within the front fenders (instead of on the bottom of the front windshield), providing optimal protection and unobstructed illumination for better visibility in all directions. The rear work lights have also changed to LED for better light dispersion.
The newly updated dual-drive response system has been enhanced to provide smoother acceleration and deceleration, automatically recalling drive response settings. The first setting provides a smooth, responsive traction for driving between tasks, and the second setting changes the drive system to a more aggressive response when operating in low range to maintain hydraulic and traction power for uninterrupted work.
A new optional rear-view camera gives operators ideal visibility for tasks that require regular machine maneuvering. The rear-frame location of the camera provides an unobstructed view for connecting a ball hitch (UW56 model only).
In addition to these performance enhancements, operators will find several significant comfort updates, including a totally redesigned interior with an integrated 5-inch display. Bobcat says these Toolcats offer exceptional ergonomics, component placements, and storage spots, all within easy access. All controls are in one place for increased operational control, including all secondary functions.
For improved uptime and serviceability, operators will find a larger fuel filter, increased operating time between required oil filter changes, increased corrosion protection and fender shape/material, larger in-cab access points and improved wiring harness.
In other Bobcat news, the company recently introduced three new compact excavator models to its R2 Series, aiming to put the productivity and power found in its larger excavators in a smaller package. Models E32 and E35 25 hp, and the E35 33-hp are designed for utility, landscaping and residential construction. They join four existing models in the series.