Bobcat will soon begin the transition to meet Stage IIIB/Stage IV emission regulations for machines in Europe greater than 37kW
This has resulted in significant changes to engine design, added components and unique service requirements, and the incorporation of non-diesel particulate filter (DPF) Stage IIIB/Stage IV-compliant Bobcat-branded engines in selected machines. New non-DPF engines built by the Doosan Infracore Engine Business Group will be added to selected Bobcat machines in 2015.
There will be three engine models in the range from 37kW (50hp) to 74kW (99hp), with the engines used in 500, 600, 700 and 800 platform Bobcat loaders, except for the S510 and S530 models. The compact engines have been subjected to more than 140,000 hours of testing.
Bobcat will continue to use Kubota engines in selected machines in the range, and provide parts and honour warranties on machines previously sold with Kubota engines.