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Bobcat is ‘considering’ backhoes and wheel loaders

Compact equipment manufacturer Bobcat is considering the introduction of backhoe loaders and wheel loaders to its product portfolio, although no plans have been finalised

Bobcat is ‘considering’ adding backhoes and wheel loaders to its product portfolio, although no concrete plans have been confirmed.
Bobcat is ‘considering’ adding backhoes and wheel loaders to its product portfolio, although no concrete plans have been confirmed.

Bobcat is ‘considering’ adding backhoe loaders and wheel loaders to its product portfolio.

Jose Cuadrado, VP – Compact Business Unit at Bobcat’s parent company Doosan Infracore, said that although no plans have been finalised, the manufacturer looking into the possibility of adding new lines.

In comments made during a recent press event in the Czech Republic, Cuadrado said: “In the compact world, there are six or seven product lines. Any manufacturer that tells you it’s not looking at something they don’t have is lying. Everybody is looking at what they don’t have.

“[Bobcat] has [skid-steer loaders], mini-excavators, and compact track loaders; we don’t have backhoe loaders and we don’t have wheel loaders,” he continued. “Yes, of course we are considering [these lines].”

Nevertheless, Cuadrado was keen to emphasise that at present, Bobcat has no concrete plans to add new lines to its product portfolio.

“We are nowhere near telling you when, but yes – we are considering,” he concluded. “We’ve learned from our past experiences and we don’t want to [overreach]. If we go to market with new lines, we will do it properly.”

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