Bobcat Reveals Tier 4 Path

Posted on October 16, 2012

Bobcat Co. has announced plans for Tier 4 solutions that include a Doosan-built engine that will be added to some of its equipment lineup for 2014. Development of the new Tier 4-compliant engine was a collaboration between Bobcat, its parent company Doosan and several well known engineering consultants and design firms.

"These new Tier 4 solutions combine Doosan’s 50 years of engine-building experience with Bobcat’s 50 years of compact equipment leadership," said Rich Goldsbury, Bobcat president. "Add to that the combined experience of our other partners, and you have more than 200 years of experience in engine design and development, and compact equipment expertise."

The Doosan-built engine is a non-DPF (diesel particulate filter) engine, the company said. Bobcat engineers worked together with Doosan and engineering consultants Ricardo, FEV and others in the engine development.

"With these additional engines, Bobcat will be a market leader in non-DPF Tier 4 technology," Goldsbury said. "Our customers and dealers prefer it, and it minimizes long-term Tier 4 parts and maintenance expenses."

Doosan started building engines in 1958 and has developed engines across several industries for construction and industrial equipment, power plants, ships and automobiles. Over the next 18 months, Bobcat said it plans to release more details on the Bobcat Tier 4 machines and their engines.