Bobcat is already shipping its latest ride-on mini track loader, the MT100. The compact machinery manufacturer lauds the mighty mite’s quick cycle times, powerful breakout force, and outstanding pushing prowess around acreages, farms, and urban construction sites. The diesel-powered MT100 fits into tight workspaces and leaves little imprint on turf, especially when equipped with optional wide tracks. Bobcat says the versatile 24.8-horsepower loader is ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, grading, and hauling and loading materials.
The MT100 is equipped with an integrated ride-on platform and ergonomically optimized joystick controls. It comes with two interfaces for mounting attachments. Bobcat’s Bob-Tach quick-mount system uses an over-center latch mechanism and wear-compensating pins. The MT100 also features Bobcat’s Common Industry Interface, which is a pin-on design with over-center latches.
Bobcat also gave the MT100 a new, tougher undercarriage that doesn’t need daily maintenance. The roller and idler surfaces are heat treated, and the rollers are sealed and permanently oiled. Bobcat optimized the spacing of the rollers to enhance ride quality.
A Configurable Trouper
The MT100 is rated to lift up to 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) and is powered by a Tier 4 diesel engine. Its removable counterweights—a standard feature—are mountable in the loader’s undercarriage or on its rear uprights. The machine weighs 3,390 lbs (1,538 kg) and generates up to 2,900 pounds per square inch (19.995 kiloPascals) of hydraulic pressure.
The 54.6-inch (1,387-millimeter) tall MT100 has a length of 106.2 inches (2,697 mm) including its bucket. With its standard tracks, the machine is 36 in. (914 mm) wide and exerts 5.25 psi (36.2 kPa) of ground pressure. The MT100’s wide track option expands the machine’s footprint to 41 in. (1,041 mm) and reduces its ground pressure to 3.97 psi (27.4 kPa).