Bobcat issues limited release of M3-Series compact loaders

Bobcat Company has introduced its new M3-Series compact loader line to meet a variety of customer needs and budgets.

The new series includes two compact track loaders and two skid steers, which are now available by limited release in North America through select dealers. 

The M3-Series was developed to specifically support customers who are looking for more practical features with pricing to match, while complementing the R-Series lineup and maintaining Bobcat performance. 

“As an industry leader, we are always looking for opportunities to introduce our expanding lineup of Bobcat products to more customers,” explained  Matthew Kettner, director of product management at Doosan Bobcat North America. 

“With the new M3-Series, the high-performance and reliability Bobcat is known for is built into every machine, combined with practical options to meet the needs and budgets of every customer.”

Building on the M2-Series loaders, the limited release M3-Series is designed with a Bobcat turbo-charged diesel engine, a new fuel system, simplified configurations and fewer ancillary options combined with new modern decal styling.

 The four new M3-Series 500 platform size models include the S510 and S590 skid-steer loaders and the T550 and T595 compact track loaders. 

New fuel system

The loaders are powered by 2.4-litre Tier 4 Bobcat engines with an innovative new fuel system, offering a range of horsepower from 55 to 70. 

As well, the engine meets Tier 4 regulations without a diesel particulate filter. 

The high-efficiency hydraulic pumps are configured precisely for each model’s specific operating capacity and matched to cylinder size and loader lift capacity. This provides better breakout forces and faster cycle times to enhance power and overall operator productivity and efficiency. 

Bobcat engines also feature a robust combustion chamber that can handle more pressure and produces more usable horsepower and torque, which translates to optimal performance for pushing, digging, lifting and operating a variety of attachments.

Job-matched lift arms

The M3-Series lift-arm design and a choice of lift paths helps meet the unique needs of each jobsite. 

The S510 and T550 models feature a radius lift path that reach truck bed height. The S590 and T595 models offer a vertical lift path for higher lift capacity and to achieve more reach at full lift height, keeping the load closer to the machine while the loader arms are raised.

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The M3-Series cab offers a roomy interior with a standard adjustable suspension seat and large entry to accommodate different sized operators. 

The cab forward design and optimal all-around visibility keeps operators more connected to the worksite. The machines’ enclosed cab also feature a pressurized interior space to repel dust and debris and enhances the efficiency of optional heating and air conditioning.

New fuel system

An innovative new fuel system in M3-Series loaders makes low fuel levels more forgiving. 

Cold-weather operation is improved and a variety of features, including a self-priming pump and a new fuel pre-filter, make maintenance and service more convenient. 

The loaders also include automatic machine shutdown, on-board diagnostics and battery run-down protection to monitor engine, hydraulic and battery functions.  

The Bobcat Bob-Tach attachment mounting system is a standard feature on the M3-Series loaders, making it possible to quickly change attachments across Bobcat’s extensive offering of dozens of different compatible attachment products.

M3-Series specs

S510 skid-steer

  • Engine: 55-hp Bobcat turbo diesel engine
  • Rated operating capacity: 812 kg
  • Operating weight: 2,816 kg
  • Auxiliary standard flow: 64.7 lpm

S590 skid-steer loader

  • Engine: 68-hp Bobcat turbo diesel engine
  • Rated operating capacity: 907 kg
  • Operating weight: 3,069 kg
  • Auxiliary standard flow: 64.7 lpm

T550 CTL

  • Engine: 68-hp Bobcat turbo diesel engine
  • Rated operating capacity: 905 kg
  • Operating weight: 3,428 kg
  • Auxiliary standard flow: 64.7 lpm

T595 CTL

  • Engine: 70-hp Bobcat turbo diesel engine
  • Rated operating capacity: 998 kg
  • Operating weight: 3,639 kg
  • Auxiliary standard flow: 64.7 lpm