Bobcat Weights

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by catnip, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. catnip

    catnip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    We are looking to pick up either an S130 or 753 Bobcat. I checked online at Bobcat's site to find the operating weight of the machine.

    The S130 is 4740lbs.
    The 753 is also 4740lbs.

    Does this weight include all fluids, bucket, operator etc....?

    The reason I am trying to pin down the numbers is that we will be moving the machine with a Nissan Titan for the first few months. It can tow upto 7500lbs. I figure the trailer will weight in at 1500-2000 lbs.

    We will be purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton in the future.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    Operating weight is supposed to include full fluids, 165lb operator, and standard bucket.
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Operating weight means just that, the weight at which the machine would be operating with a full tank of fuel, fluids, and a 160-180 lb. operator depending on the manufacturer, they sometimes use different numbers for estimated operator weight.

    I would highly recommend that the trailer has electric brakes on all axles and a good brake controller for the truck, it'll get worked pretty good.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Make sure you got a good trailer hitch and a good brake controller and a trailer with brakes that work 100%

    You will be at max weight for the truck pulling the skid steer.
  5. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,114

    I couldn't agree more with these guys. I pulled an S-185 around briefly with an old half-ton Suburban. If not for good electric trailer brakes I could have wrecked that rig several times. It did not have the brakes for towing eight or nine thousand pounds.

    With trailer brakes, your truck should handle it fine for the short term.

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