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New Bobcat model delivers more power in vertical lift

Aaron Huff | Equipment World

With a forward reach of 34 inches and a lift height of 10.5 feet, the new Bobcat S300 skid-steer loader was made for fast and efficient truck loading. The vertical-lift feature raises the bucket straight up (rather than in an arc), which allows you to operate close to trucks, walls and other fixed objects. Sized similar to the Bobcat S250 skid-steer loader, the S300 packs a punch with 3,000 pounds of operating capacity, 6,300 foot-pounds of lift breakout force and 6,840 foot-pounds of tilt breakout force.

The auxiliary hydraulic system pumps 20.7 gallons per minute at 3,300 psi, and you can spec an optional high-flow circuit that brings the hydraulic capacity up to 30.7 gpm. An 81-horsepower turbo-charged Kubota diesel engine powers the new model at travel speeds up to 12.5 mph in high range or 7.2 mph in the work range.