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November 18, 2015 by On-Site

Bobcat MT85 Mini Track Loader

The Bobcat MT85 mini track loader is rated at 850 pounds to lift, carry and dump materials and can turn within its tracks, with minimal turf damage. Owners can choose between two widths — 36 inches with narrow tracks or 44 inches with wide tracks. It is designed with dual ISO joystick controls. The loader’s drive function is controlled by the left-hand joystick. The right-hand joystick controls the loader’s lift and tilt functions. Gauges and dials on the loader’s dash panel remain unchanged from the MT55. A new operator presence / safety pedal regulates the auxiliary hydraulic flow for use with approved attachments. The pedal must be engaged when the operator is using an attachment with detent hydraulic flow, such as trenching, digging holes with an auger or pushing / sweeping material with an angle broom. A standard ride-on platform gives operators better visibility to the front-mounted attachment. The platform was designed to help operators easily access to controls, especially for taller operators, reducing operator fatigue. Additional comfort features include a roller on the back of the loader frame to help reduce vibration and provide a smoother ride; standard hip pads; larger grab handles for getting on and off and a personal storage compartment. The MT85 has a forward speed of 4 mph and 2.3 mph in reverse. An easily access engine compartment allows routine maintenance to the loader’s drivetrain, service points and cooling package. The MT85 features a common industry interface (CII) with new attachments including: auger, buckets (36 or 44 inches), hydraulic breaker, pallet fork, trencher. The Bob-Tach attachment mounting system is also available with the ability to connect 20 approved Bobcat attachments.

Rated operating capacity: 850 lb. (385kg) Engine: 25 hp Tier 4-compliant diesel (18,6 kW) Lift height to hinge pin: 80.9 in. (2056 mm) Operating weight: 3110 lb. (1410 kg) Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 12 gpm (45.2 L/min.) Width: 36 inches with bucket (narrow tracks) or 44 inches with bucket (wide tracks) Maximum forward travel speed: 4 mph (6.4 k/hr.) Maximum reverse travel speed: 2.3 mph (3.7 k/hr.) Ground clearance: 8 in. (203 mm) Ground pressure: 3.5 psi (wide tracks); 4.9 psi (narrow tracks)

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