Bobcat Fifty Years


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  • ISBN: 9780760328149
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  • Publ Date: 2007-10-01
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  • Binding: HardBack
  • Pages: 0
  • Imprint: MOTORBOOKS
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  • ID - 185029


Marking the 50th anniversary of an industry icon, this book celebrates a half-century of Bobcat with brilliant images of these quintessential heavy machines at work, including historical photographs and diagrams , alongside the full story of the only compact machines that have ever mattered. Much imitated but never equaled, the Bobcat skid-steer loader was born when some hardy souls in the Northern Plains needed a new way to get something done. The pictures in these pages show how the Bobcat loader has been moving industry ever since, joined over the years by Bobcat excavators and trenchers, utility trucks, and more. "Bobcat Fifty Years" chronicles the changes and innovations that have kept the company at the forefront of the nation's compact machinery makers - from the invention of the Bob-Tach quick-change attachment system to the introduction of the Big Bob, the Mini-Bob, and the M-700, the first hydrostatic loader of it's size. Here, again and again, is evidence of why "Fortune Magazine" named the Bobcat one of "America's best" - one of the top 100 products that represent the best of their kind, anywhere in the world.


Farm Industry News, November 2007 "This book is a handsomely illustrated and briskly written history. Much has changed, but this book demonstrates how one great idea continues to be the basis of 50 years of business success.", "Brilliant images of these American machines at work."Grand Folks Herald & Website, Oct. 19, 2007"From the invention of the Bob-Tach quick-change attachment system to the introduction of the Big Bob, the Mini-Bob and the M-700, Bobcat Fifty Years covers it all."Aug. 29, 2007

Author Biography:

Marty Padgett has been an automotive journalist since the 1990s. He is currently editor of "the Web's automotive authority," ( In addition, Padgett contributes regularly to Stuff magazine as their resident "road warrior." He also writes car news and columns for Import Tuner, and other publications. Over the years, his articles have appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Car and Driver, Outside, AutoWeek, Men's Health, and Details.



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