Throwback Thursday: M440 was First “Bobcat” Loader in 1962

Say the word “Bobcat” and most of us think of the white front-end loader we see daily on farms, construction sites and clearing snow or, perhaps, responding to natural disasters. Even from a distance, the color and silhouette are unmistakable, the brand memorable, even iconic. It wasn’t always that way.

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Throwback Thursday: Development of the Bobcat M970 “Big Bob” – 1970

The Bobcat M970 was a groundbreaking invention. With a one-yard bucket and 3,000-pound rated operating capacity, the machine known as “Big Bob” was the largest skid-steer loader ever built. More important, the Big Bob introduced several industry firsts the world continues to benefit from.

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Catching Up with Steve Klumker, Winner of the 2014 Bobcat Millionth Loader Contest

In September 2014, we announced Steve Klumker of Mancos, Colorado, as winner of the “What Makes You Unstoppable” contest commemorating the millionth Bobcat® loader milestone. We presented the grand prize — a special-edition Bobcat T650 compact track loader — in a surprise ceremony at Bobcat of Durango, his local dealership. Recently we caught up with Steve to visit about the experience, seated in the cab of his now year-old T650 compact track loader.

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Jay Prier, Winner of 2013 Bobcat Create & Conserve Contest, Talks of Life After Conservation Makeover Event

Jay and Samantha Prier of Mondamin, Iowa, were the winners of the inaugural Bobcat Create & Conserve contest in 2013. Their home is an hour’s drive from Jay’s engineering job in Omaha, but he doesn’t mind the commute to be

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Create & Conserve: The Homeowner with Acreage Lifestyle — Part 3 — Q&A with Rick Kreuter

Rick Kreuter, from the TV show “Beyond the Hunt” and host of the Bobcat Create & Conserve contest, talks about his acreage lifestyle and how his Toolcat 5600 work machine helps him get work done on his land.

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Create & Conserve: What Makes a Quality Entry?

Every June when schools let out, summer approaches, and temperatures rise, we get to work on Create & Conserve. With the help of Bobcat® equipment, we’re able to partner with Rick and Julie Kreuter from “Beyond the Hunt” to transform one contest winner’s land into a remarkable place where native plants and animals will thrive for generations into the future.

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