Bobcat unleashes its most powerful loader lineup to date

Bobcat Company’s new T86 compact track loader and S86 skid-steer loader are the most powerful compact loaders the company has ever built, delivering more usable engine and hydraulic horsepower than ever before.

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What sets the T86 and S86 apart is Bobcat’s exclusive Premium Power Performance, a power management system that distributes power more efficiently on loaders equipped with high-flow and super-flow hydraulics.

“Bobcat has redefined best-in-class performance with the toughness, productivity and capabilities of the new T86 and S86 loaders,” said Jorge De Hoyos, Bobcat’s senior product manager for loaders. “We’re expanding our equipment lineup to support our customers’ most challenging jobs. With these compact loaders delivering more usable engine and hydraulic horsepower than ever before, we are empowering customers to accomplish even more.”

Attachment and flow versatility

Each component of the T86 and S86 loaders—including the engine, pumps and hydraulic system—is engineered to deliver maximum hydraulic performance so operators can work quicker, lift more and take productivity to new heights.

The three hydraulic flow options are:

  • Standard flow – for operating attachments that require low hydraulic horsepower
  • High flow – an optional system that provides additional hydraulic power to boost production of attachments like the Bobcat flail cutter, trencher, planer and stump grinder
  • Super flow – an optional system for demanding applications, such as pavement milling and land clearing, and for use with attachments designed specifically for super-flow hydraulics

The variety of attachments available for these 80-series loaders includes some that are super-flow-specific, such as super-flow snowblowers, cold planers and forestry drum mulchers.

Also, since several attachments require control of more than one function, Bobcat integrated a small, seven-pin attachment harness activates power and fingertip control functions, eliminating the need for mechanical relays.

Built to last

The T86 and S86 loaders’ unmatched R-Series cooling system has been completely redesigned for optimal operation and maximum uptime availability.

Bobcat’s R-Series loaders feature a larger, higher capacity radiator and a cooling fan that is about twice the size of traditional fans. The fan achieves more cooling at a slower rotation and is more energy efficient. The larger fan also generates less noise around the engine for a quieter ride and operation.

Also, heavy-duty steel louvers provide the great airflow needed for optimal operation. The machine’s fan pulls cool air in through the tailgate to significantly reduce temperatures inside the engine compartment. Other features contributing to these loaders’ enhanced cooling include the reversible fan, a higher capacity radiator and larger auxiliary hydraulic hoses and tube lines.

Both the T86 and S86 come with Bobcat’s Tier 4 solution engine, which, like all of Bobcat’s engines, meets Tier 4 regulations without a diesel particulate filter (DPF). This reduces downtime that occurs with DPF regeneration and long-term DPF maintenance costs, so operators can focus on what they do best – getting down to work.

Bobcat T86

Comfort and on-board features

With the advantage of the one-piece, sealed cab and a quieter cooling system, Bobcat has significantly reduced the sound levels inside the cab, as well as around the machine.

Also, the triple-flange, rear idler and optional 5-link torsion suspension undercarriage reduce vibration.

Other comfort-centric features include a roomy cab, a heated air-ride seat, automatic heat and air conditioning, ergonomic controls, innovative displays and options to deliver greater comfort and easier machine control for higher operator productivity. 

Three workgroup response settings allow operators to adjust the joystick sensitivity of lift and tilt functions to match operation preference with the demands of the job. Users can adjust between slower and smooth movements for precision operations, as well as faster lift and tilt functions for applications that require more speed. This provides the ability to tailor the loader’s drive response to individual preferences for precise control and enhanced productivity.

It is possible to set the drive response for smooth movements and precise control or adjust to a faster response drive for a proficient operator or when applications require faster cycle times.

Advanced technologies

The in-cab display, a standard feature in Bobcat’s R-Series loaders, provides full-featured machine interaction and monitoring capabilities from right in the cab. The rearview camera, which is standard equipment on the T86 and S86, offers a rear view from the operator’s seat, helping to identify obstacles on the jobsite. 

Additionally, users can stay connected to their Bobcat machines at any time, from anywhere with Machine IQ. Furthermore, Bobcat machine owners can remotely access Machine IQ, a wireless information system, to monitor machine health and track information that enhances maintenance, security and performance.

With Bobcat MaxControl, operators can remotely operate their machine or create geofences for object avoidance during semi-autonomous operations.