Bobcat Master Key

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by raschmid07, May 10, 2006.

  1. raschmid07

    raschmid07 LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for a Bobcat master key for my uncle's general contracting company to help manage the fleet of skid steers. He wants to have a master key for himself when he visits the jobs, mainly because they all run a different key right now. Should I go to the dealer and order a key or is there somewhere on the internet i could order one? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    i'd go straight to the dealer honestly,can't always trust ebay might be a lil more money but better than buying a fraud key
     
  3. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats funny because I'vr used my bobcat key in many different loaders and it always works.
     
  4. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    All bobcat keys are the same....
     
  5. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 231

    i think pretty much most equipment maker's keys are universal per brand.
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    I hate how all the machines from any manufacturer runs with the same key, really makes it hard to keep thieves from taking a machine or even vandalizing a machine for that matter. Anyone could get into our machine's fuel tanks or service doors and do some pretty good damage if they wanted to, but I think we're pretty safe living in a really small community.
     
  7. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    ive never seen a Bobcat that didnt run on the same key. recently we rented a couple Case skid loaders which i didnt know about. i needed to move one, but didnt have a Case key..the bobcat key worked. all Cat equipment runs on one of two keys. when i was driving lowboy we had a ring of about a dozen keys that worked on darn near everything.
     
  8. janb

    janb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    so.... what is preferred skid / equip job site security measure (short of hauling away everyday (most of my sites are pretty remote, i.e. no resident w/ shotgun)

    1) hidden fuel shut off? (don't like the idea of running inj pump dry)
    2) hidden battery cut-off?
    3) handle locks
    4) other ?
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    We replaced out keyswitch with a push button and put a hidden toggle switch on the machine.
     
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    This is why I am getting the bobcat key pad start in my machine shortly. My buddy has it and after playing with it I got to have it. Not only from the santity factor. But the easyness. If you have a attachment that requires electronic control, it will tell you what controls do what to run the attachment.
     

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