Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Silver Member bam747's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    200
    Location
    Palmer Divide in El Paso County, Colorado
    Tractor
    John Deere 4720 (2007)

    Default Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    Does anyone know why Bobcat doesn't list any of their own backhoe attachments as being compatible with the ToolCat?

    They do list several different size backhoes that are compatible with various skid steer and track loaders and even their MT55 mini track loader.

    Is there some kind of interference issue with the ToolCat cab and the backhoe implements? Is there some kind of stability issue because of the ToolCat's suspension?

    Has anyone seen if the new C series ToolCat with it's new lift arm configuration is now compatible with the backhoe attachments?

    Has anyone heard of any third party backhoes that will work with the ToolCat?

    If any of you ToolCat owners could ask your dealer's about this, the info could sure be handy.

  2. #2
    Gold Member odleefs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    304
    Location
    Northeastern PA
    Tractor
    2005 Bobcat/Toolcat 5600T C, 2000 Yamaha Grizzly

    Default Re: Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    BAM747,
    What depth do you need to dig to? There are several aftermarket alternatives for trenching...but dedicated 180 degree swinging backhoes that dig to 9 feet; that, I am not sure of! Toolcat compatable front hoe
    Steve

  3. #3
    Silver Member bam747's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    200
    Location
    Palmer Divide in El Paso County, Colorado
    Tractor
    John Deere 4720 (2007)

    Default Re: Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    It's really just a general question. Personally, I don't understand why you can't use a standard backhoe attachment on the ToolCat like you can on Bobcat's skid steers.

    I tried asking this question of a local Bobcat dealer, but the person I talked to had only anecdotal answers about how the "ToolCat is not designed to dig". Huh? That's why I was hoping someone could get a real answer from the Bobcat dealer where they bought their ToolCat.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    227
    Location
    Southern MD
    Tractor
    2005 Bobcat Toolcat 5600 Turbo 56hp, 2003 DR Field & Brush Mower 17hp, 1981 Cub Cadet 582 16hp

    Default Re: Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    bam747,
    I don't have good answers to all of your Toolcat backhoe questions yet, but hopefully several Toolcat owners or prospects will gather such info this week from dealers and Bobcat itself.

    I'm not sure if the Toolcat has technical problems with standard backhoe attachments for loaders that require mounting kits or stabilizers, or if it is simply not advisable due to lift arm limitations, suspension, breakout force, cab positioning, etc., or if Bobcat wants to encourage (safer?) dedicated digging equipment sales for major backhoe work.

    The C-series Toolcat MAY very well take care of many earlier concerns. Note most std. backhoe (ill-named, it's on front! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]) attachments for Bobcat loaders dig 8-10 ft., have 5000+ lbf bucket dig force, and have 180 degree swing angles.

    But the Bobcat Bob-Tach Mounted Backhoe attachment might just be suitable (I don't know), esp. on C-series Toolcats. It digs up to 6 ft. deep and you can swing the dipper left or right 48 degrees (for less ground disturbance when dumping). And this mounts directly to loader on Bob-Tach quick attach, and does not require mounting kits or stabilizers.

    A well-built similar mini-hoe (but without the 48 degree angling) may be found from Skid Steer Solutions. But take care! And you can also consider Bobcat Trenchers (up to 3 or 4 ft. deep), Bobcat Diggers (up to 4ft. deep), Markham Welding grubbing buckets, etc. Or rent a mini-excavator for big jobs!

  5. #5
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    581
    Location
    Northcentral Florida
    Tractor
    Bobcat Toolcat High Flow Turbo C-series

    Default Re: Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    Here's another possibility: the <font color="blue">Baby Boomer</font>. I think using the dump function of the Toolcat FEL to dig in would be a problem, but using something like this that has it's own cylinder from aux. hydraulics to curl the hoe bucket might work.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    26
    Location
    Northern CA
    Tractor
    JD 40

    Default Re: Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    Everyone:
    I am attending a dealer training seminar on the 5600 Toolcat this Thursday. I will see what I can find out regarding current or upcoming backhoe attachments for the 5600.

    Anything else? I will check this TBN thread Thurday morning before I leave for the "class" in case you have any other questions.

    Rob

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    227
    Location
    Southern MD
    Tractor
    2005 Bobcat Toolcat 5600 Turbo 56hp, 2003 DR Field & Brush Mower 17hp, 1981 Cub Cadet 582 16hp

    Default Re: Backhoe attachments for the ToolCat?

    Thanks, BobcatBoy/Rob! I'm sure we'll post some good questions for you to ask and hopefully get answered. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    Note BobcatBoy started a new thread, Any Toolcat questions?, for questions for him to bring to the Toolcat training seminar that are unrelated to continued discussion in this backhoe attachments thread.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.