L28 | Bobcat

Sale price$43,400.00
General Info
Condition: Showroom
Manufacturer: Bobcat
Model: L28
Coupler: Mini & Full Bob-Tach
Horsepower: 24.8
Operating Weight: 4195 lb
Aux. Standard Flow: 12.1 GPM
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin: 104.3 in.
Width: 50 IN. (WITH BUCKET)
Fuel Tank: 9.6 GAL

Bobcat L28 Small Articulated Loader

Package Includes:

  • Open ROPS

 Cab Units Available! 

The Bobcat® L28 small articulated loader is a compact machine that easily works inside fenced-in landscapes, pens, backyards and more, offering impressive lifting capacity and an extendable boom for added reach. Its tight-turning articulation joint improves maneuverability while the nimble design offers a light footprint for minimal damage to turf. Plus, you can add a variety of Bobcat attachments to maximize your productivity even further.



The 25-hp L28 small articulated loader is a powerful and nimble machine designed to do your heavy lifting. An articulation joint enables the rear tires to match the path of the front tires as they turn to easily move around your most confined work areas. A turf-safe mode helps minimize the chance of cutting into the turf as it turns or hauls a load. The telescoping lift arm extends your reach up to 24 inches for a total lift height of 104 inches when lifting heavy loads, and you can add optional rear counterweights to increase lift capacity. The low-rpm, high-torque engine provides performance that is more forgiving when pushing the machine to its limit under load. Easy-to-use controls and added comfort features, including an optional enclosed, heated cab, maximize productivity on every job.


Buying Factors

  • Low ground disturbance compared to SSL, CTL and MTL
  • Compact size
    • 48” width means they fit on a standard city sidewalk
    • Fits on smaller trailers
    • No CDL required for operation
  • Easy entry and exit
  • Can replace manual labor

Customers and Applications

The Bobcat small articulated loader is an ideal machine for small-business owners or first-time buyers thanks to its easy operation, compact size and ability to fit in some of the tightest jobsites.

Some of the main applications include: 

  • Small landscape, nursery
    • Landscape/hardscape improvements on established lawns
    • Smaller projects in tight spaces
    • Fence installation – whether residential or commercial
    • Planting trees and shrubs
    • Synthetic Turf installation
    • Material handling on worksites
  • Tree services
    • Removing dead trees and branches
    • Storm cleanup
    • Brush clearing
    • Debris handling
  • Facilities maintenance, groundskeeping
    • Sidewalk sweeping
    • Snow removal
    • Light demolition

Tight Turning Radius
The Bobcat small articulated loader delivers precise maneuverability, thanks to its articulation joint that enables the rear tires of the loader to match the path of the front tires as they turn. This results in a highly nimble machine that navigates around obstacles with ease and works well in enclosed yards and small work zones.

Minimal Ground Disturbance
With its tight-turning articulated steering and light overall footprint, the Bobcat small articulated loader won’t cause cuts or tears in the turf when turning or hauling a load. This leads to fewer surface repairs after the job is complete.

Heavy Lifting Capacity. Small Package.
The Bobcat small articulated loader can lift and handle heavy loads. You’ll get excellent lifting capacity in a compact machine. It brings outstanding lifting performance to a wide range of jobsites.

Telescoping Lift Arm (L28)
The L28 features a telescoping lift arm that extends to a lift height of 104 inches, enabling customers to conveniently reach trailer dump height, backdrag, adjust attachment and more. It includes an innovative dual-cylinder design that keeps the load level as the bucket moves. The telescopic cylinder is synchronized with a hydraulic leveling link, providing leveling assist and preventing spillage over the back of the bucket.

High Tractive Effort
The Bobcat small articulated loader features series-connected drive motors that allow the machine to keep moving in rough or uneven terrain – even if one or more wheels are not touching the ground.

Automatic Traction Mode
When operating the small articulated loader, the machine automatically enables one of two traction modes, based on operation.

  • High Traction: When the steering wheel is not turning, improved traction provides excellent control and mobility over rough or slippery terrain.
  • Turf Safe: While actively steering, turf-safe mode keeps the wheels from scrubbing on the ground, causing the least possible ground disturbance.

Optional Traction Assist Switch
Similar to a differential lock, the traction assist switch enables customers to momentarily override the automatic modes, enabling all wheels to travel through adverse conditions such as mud or sidehill travel.




Rated Operating Capacity Straight - 50% of Tip Load

1523 lbs (875 lbs Ext)

Rated Operating Capacity Articulated- 50% of Tip Load

1234 lbs (708 lbs Ext)

Tip Load Straight

3046 lbs

Engine Model


Engine Fuel/Cooling




Hydraulic Pump Capacity-Standard Flow

12 GPM

Travel Speed

9.5 mph

Operating Weight

4109 lbs

--with add on CWT

4585 lbs

Cab Height

78 in

Width (w/out Attachment)

46.5 in

Width with Wide Tire Option (w/out Attachment)

52 in

Length (w/out Attachment)

93.2 in

Wheel Base

47.2 in

Reach at Maximum Height

30.9 in

Height to Hinge Pin

104.4 in

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