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What is your product?

The new 500 platform of compact loaders from Bobcat, comprising the S510, S530, S550, S570 and S590 skid-steer loaders and the T590 compact tracked loader.

How does it work?

This is an advanced generation of Bobcat compact loaders, which is already well established in the recycling, waste and demolition industries. Their compact size and loading ability, manoeuvrability, attachment capability, reliability and durability are key features.   

Where would it ideally be used?

The loaders are ideal for sorting and materials handling work in recycling, waste and construction/demolition recycling (CDR). 

How is it different?

The 500 platform loaders incorporate a unique forward-positioned cab that moves the operator closer to the attachment and provides unmatched visibility in all directions around the machine.

What are the benefits? 

With overall performance and cycle times up by around 16% on the previous models, the 500 series loaders take efficiency and productivity to higher levels.

Where has it been used?

The range is brand new to the UK and Republic of Ireland markets.


The price is available on application from the extensive network of Bobcat dealers.

Any savings?

Noise in the cab has been reduced by 5dBA while the noise for bystanders has been lowered by 4dBA. This results in the perception of a noise reduction of more than 50%.

What about maintenance?

To ensure that operators spend minimal time on routine maintenance, the loaders are designed to work long hours in demanding conditions. Simple check points and superior design make it easier to perform routine maintenance at the proper intervals.

What is its life span?

The cooling system on the 500 platform loaders has been redesigned for increased efficiency and higher performance to keep the loaders cool when working long hours. This is an important feature to prolong the service life of the machine.

How is it future-proofed?

In every 500 platform model, size, power and displacement are matched to the loader’s rated operating capacity, balance and weight. This means that the loaders can outperform higher-horsepower machines.

Any future applications?

The 500 model loaders have been designed to continue the success of the Bobcat range globally, where nearly one out of every two skid-steer loaders on the market is a Bobcat machine.

How many have you sold and where?

This size of compact loader is ideal for sorting and material handling work at smaller recycling, waste and CDR sites. 

Anything else?

The hydraulic bucket positioning option keeps the loader bucket level as the lift arms travel upward, enabling operators to spill less and work faster.

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