Posted November 12, 2015

New Mini Track Loader from Bobcat

Bobcat's new MT85 mini track loader has a 35% higher rated operating capacity (850 lbs) than previous models. And, with a 12% increase in lift height and 29% greater lift arm breakout force, the new model helps produce fast cycle times in a variety of applications.

Bobcat MT85Customer input led to a machine that is taller, with greater ground clearance and an additional 6 inches of track length for added stability. With its dual ISO joystick controls, drive function is controlled by the left-hand joystick and loader lift and tilt funtions by the right. 

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, snowblowing, 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, such as the loader bucket’s cutting edges, and the work area to help them be more productive. The platform was designed to help operators easily access the mini track loader controls, especially for taller operators, reducing operator fatigue. Forward travel speed is 4 mph — an increase of 23 percent — and 2.3 mph when operating in reverse. 

A new option for the MT85 mini track loader is the common industry interface (CII). New Bobcat attachments introduced with the CII interface include:

  • Auger
  • Buckets: 36 or 44 inches
  • Hydraulic breaker
  • Pallet fork
  • Trencher

The Bob-Tach attachment mounting system will still be available for the MT85, if customers prefer. One of the benefits of the Bob-Tach system is the ability to swap attachments from the MT85 to other approved carriers. There are more than 20 approved Bobcat attachments for use on the mini track loader with this mounting system.

The Bobcat MT85 mini track loader can turn within its tracks, with minimal turf damage, to complete projects where larger machines can’t fit. Two widths — 36 inches with narrow tracks or 44 inches with wide tracks — are available.

QuickLook: MT85 mini track loader

  • Rated operating capacity: 850 lb.
  • Engine: 25 hp Tier 4-compliant diesel
  • Lift height to hinge pin: 80.9 in.
  • Operating weight: 3110 lb.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 12 gpm
  • Ground clearance: 8 in/
  • Ground pressure: 3.5 psi (wide tracks); 4.9 psi (narrow tracks)