Bobcat launches L65, L85 compact wheel loaders

Bobcat L65 compact wheel loader (Photo: Bobcat)
Bobcat L65 compact wheel loader (Photo: Bobcat)
Bobcat L65 compact wheel loader (Photo: Bobcat)
Bobcat L65 compact wheel loader (Photo: Bobcat)

With a high bucket capacity, swift travel speeds and maneuverability, Bobcat L65 and L85 new compact wheel loaders deliver the performance to power through tough jobs.

L65 and L85 loaders excel at lift-and-carry tasks in crowded work zones and other challenging environments with standard bucket capacities of up to 1-cubic yard. Bobcat offers buckets and pallet forks for these machines, and the L65 and L85 integrate with other Bobcat attachments to extend usefulness. For example, the power Bob-Tach mounting system allows operators to share select attachments across their Bobcat fleet. The operator can also optimize the performance of the attachment to the task at hand with attachment control mode.

The L65 and L85 use a redesigned Tier 4 Bobcat engine with simplified routine maintenance. In addition to reliable cold-weather starting, engine features include:

  • Large fuel filter for system protection, longer filter life and increased holding capacity
  • Lift pump and self-priming fuel system for continuous forced-air outflow; eliminates need for a primer bulb
  • Pre-filter to protect lift pump from debris and particles that increase wear and degrade performance

The loaders’ articulated steering delivers high maneuverability and a tight turning radius, easily navigating jobsite obstructions and fitting into narrow spaces. The electronic hydrostatic transmission (E-HST) allows quick direction changes, increasing acceleration and adjusting speed control seamlessly. The E-HST transmission and horsepower management automatically adjust loader drive systems to maximize pushing and loading power while minimizing the chance of stalling.

Bobcat’s z-bar linkage design provides power while keeping loads parallel with the ground, minimizing spillage. Combined with an automatic parking brake with slope assist and brake pedal with inching control, owners can manage speeds with power and precision.

With standard canopies or optional pressurized cabs, the L65 and L85 offer clear vantage points for visibility.

The engine achieves emissions compliance without diesel particulate filters (DPF) filter or selective catalyst reduction (SCR), reducing components for easier maintenance.


  • 4L Turbo-charged Bobcat Tier-4 engine
  • Two-speed travel (travel mode/work mode)
  • Advanced attachment control mode
  • Bucket level indicator
  • Differential lock
  • Inching pedal
  • Power Bob-Tach mounting system
  • 5-inch display w/jog shuttle
  • High-flow hydraulics (L85 only)
  • Side rearview mirrors
  • Z-Bar mechanical self leveling
  • LED work lights


  • Attachment control device (7 pin connector)
  • Automatic ride control
  • Enclosed cab with HVAC
  • Rearview camera
  • Cloth suspension seat
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