Tri-State Bobcat now offers a new line of Bobcat compact tractors, including the Bobcat CT120, CT122, CT225, CT230 and CT235. Additional models will be released later in 2008.
These compact tractors are designed to help farmers, ranchers, commercial landscapers, groundskeepers, homeowners with acreage and other users tackle a variety of tasks. The machines can be used with Bobcat implements, including an angle blade, box blade, finish mower, post-hole digger, seeder and tine rake, as well as a front-end loader and attachments.
The Bobcat CT120 compact tractor features a 20-hp (14 kW) diesel engine and has two travel speed ranges. The CT120 is 47-in. (119 cm) wide with agricultural tires, 106 in. (269 cm) long and 82 in. (208 cm) high with ROPS deployed. It weighs 1,969 lbs. (893 kg).
The CT122 has a 22-hp (16 kW) engine and two-speed travel. The CT122 is 47 in. wide with agricultural tires, 106 in. long and 82 in. tall with the ROPS deployed. It weighs 2,056 lbs. (932 kg).
The Bobcat CT225 has a 27-hp (20 kW) diesel engine with three travel speeds. The CT225 is 56 in. (142 cm) wide with agricultural tires, 123 in. (312 cm) long and 96 in. (243 cm) high with the ROPS deployed. It weighs 3,028 lbs. (1,373 kg).
The fourth model in the initial launch is the Bobcat CT230. This 30-hp (22 kW) compact tractor also has three-speed travel. The CT230 is 56 in. wide with agricultural tires, 123 in. long and 96 in. high with the ROPS deployed. It weighs 3,056 lbs. (1,386 kg).
The CT235 has a 35-hp (26 kW) engine and three-speed travel. This tractor is 56 in. wide with agricultural tires, 123 in. long and 96 in. high with the ROPS deployed. It weighs 3,056 lbs. (1,386 kg).
All of the Bobcat compact tractors feature four-wheel drive for traveling over and working on rough terrain, and they also come with hydrostatic transmissions for easy operation. The three-point hitch design on the tractors provides easy implement changes.
The compact tractors have sleek hoods and side panels made of tough, durable steel, and their design provides enhanced visibility to the front of the tractors. Standard comfort and safety features include a spark arrestor muffler, horn, brake lights and operator’s handbook, as well as an optional Bobcat suspension seat and a fully retractable seat belt.
Tri-State Bobcat operates three locations, all of which carry the new Bobcat compact tractors:
• 1800 West Highway 13, Burnsville, Minn., 952/894-0894
• 3101 Spruce St., Little Canada, Minn., 651/407-3727
• 745 Exchange Drive, Hudson, Wis., 715/531-0801
During 2008, the company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bobcat compact equipment, which began with the Melroe self-propelled loader — a three-wheeled front-end loader — in 1958. That machine evolved into the Bobcat skid-steer loader and spawned the worldwide compact equipment industry. Today, Bobcat continues to lead the world in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment.
Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, N.D., is part of Doosan Infracore International (DII), a U.S.-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore, a global manufacturer of construction equipment.
For more information on Tri-State Bobcat, visit www.tristatebobcat.com.
For more information on Bobcat Company, visit www.bobcat.com.