Former Firefighter Still Honors Fallen Friends and Comes to the Rescue of Neighbors

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of WorkSaver!

The Bobcat 843 skid-steer loader that Steven Ruggirello took to the site of the World Trade Center the day after 9/11, like him, is retired. However, the former New York City firefighter is still a shining example of what it means to be a good neighbor.

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Throwback Thursday: Designing a New Breed of Skid-Steer Loaders

The 30 Series represented the first “clean sheet” redesign of the Bobcat® skid-steer loader lineup. The design project started in 1975 with a conversation between the heads of engineering and manufacturing, which went something like this: “Let’s play keep ‘em

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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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The Basics: Compact Loaders

Not that long ago, choices were limited when it came to jobsite tools. You might have had a shovel or a very large loader to choose from, but nothing much in between. Today, though, there’s a wide selection of innovative compact equipment that serves a variety of purposes and adds efficiency to construction projects.

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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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