Bobcats

The Bobcat, sometimes referred to as a Skid-Steer Loader, is an extremely robust machine and it’s unique skid steer action allows for great manoeuvrability.

Bobcats was originally designed for cleaning out stables in America. Australians pioneered the versatility of the bobcat on building sites.  The Bobcat has nearly replaced the wheelbarrow on building sites; it is great for shifting material from one place to another. job.

Request a Job Online

WHEN SHOULD I USE A BOBCAT?

Bobcat performs at its best on firm ground the. A bobcat also achieves good compaction because of it’s four small points of contact with the ground.
On sites where the ground is wet, soft, sand or steep, better results will be achieved by a version of the bobcat which has 2 tracks instead of four tyres.  This machine is called Posi Track.

SOME TASKS A BOBCAT CAN PERFORM WELL INCLUDE:

General Landscaping Bitumen preps
Conturing in preparation for turf Loading trucks
Spreading and trimming topsoil Stockpiling
Slab preps Bulking out
Concrete sand-ups Levelling
Placing sand in trenches Cutting and filling
Backfilling trenches Swales
Trimming roadbase Backyard clean-ups

ACHIEVING BEST RESULTS

Best results are usually achieved using a 'Combo', which is an operator with both a Bobcat and an Excavator onsite. This is themost versatile and most common onsite requirement for earthmoving.

When choosing our most suitable Bobcat for your job, our allocator will use the information  you provide to ensure that the machine width and any special attachments specific to your job is supplied.  If your job is wet, soft, sand or steep, we recommend using a Posi Track instead of a bobcat.

WHAT SIZE BOBCAT DO I NEED?

When choosing our most suitable Bobcat for your job, our allocator will need to know:

  • How wide is the access to your job
  • Information about the type of work to be performed so we can provide a Bobcat with the required attachments.

The best size machine for the job is generally the largest size that can fit into a space without the size of the machine limiting its ability. A standard or medium size bobcat is approximately 1500mm wide.

ATTACHMENTS

Groundbreaker bobcats can be supplied with a wide range of attachments, including:

  • Broom
  • Power Rake
  • Profiler
  • Spreader Bar
  • Post Hole Borer (Augur)
  • Forks

Call Groundbreaker Earthmoving today on 07 3852 3320 for expert advice, experienced operators and exceptional service.