Bobcat UW53 Toolcat
The Bobcat UW53 Toolcat is an all-in-one machine that can be used for a variety of different tasks. It’s equipped with standard all-wheel steering and traction control for enhanced maneuverability, plus up to 45+ front-mounted attachments for even more versatility. The 3-point hitch and power take-off (PTO) make it easy to attach implements and get projects done in no time. With high and variable flow hydraulics, you’ll experience maximum power and control. From utility work to landscaping tasks, the Bobcat UW53 Toolcat can do it all—it's truly a game changer in the worksite!
- Operator-friendly controls
- Unmatched versatility
- Efficient Bobcat® Tier 4 engine
- Horsepower management
- H-Series Toolcat utility work machines are even more prepared to take on the elements with advanced corrosion protection.
- Take full advantage of the UW53’s unmatched versatility by pairing it with more than 45 attachments.
Work comfortably with four-wheel independent suspension composed of A-frames, suspension coils, shocks and suspension stops. Each wheel travels up and down independently, meaning every wheel is isolated from the frame. Add the long wheelbase design, which creates maximum tire-to-ground contact, and you’ll begin to see how Toolcat™ utility work machines provide top-notch comfort.
The suspension system maximizes traction by maintaining tire-to-ground contact while isolating the machine from changes in terrain, resulting in less impact to the frame, cab and attachments. This reduces bounce, spillage and vibration when carrying materials.
Specifically designed suspension stops provide support at maximum lift or payload capacity. When lifting a heavy load in the front or carrying a heavy load in the hydraulic dump cargo box on the UW56, the rubber stops are engaged to provide needed support for the job at hand. On the Toolcat UW53, the suspension stops are also engaged when you raise rear implements attached to the optional 3-point hitch.
Preparing for success means being ready for anything. That’s why the exclusive hydrostatic four-wheel drive system in Toolcat utility work machines delivers as much traction and torque as possible. With it, you can power through snow or up an incline, while minimizing damage on turf.
Better maneuverability makes getting work done easier. That’s why the Toolcat™ utility work machine, with all-wheel steer, is the picture of productivity. With a turning radius of 11.2 feet, the Toolcat utility work machine can do more in tight spaces.
The steering angle allows the outside wheels to rotate faster than the inside wheels for fast, effortless turns around trees, through tight corners, on sensitive ground and when maneuvering in and out of tiny workspaces like in barns or between buildings. And with its hydraulic power steering, you’ll have nearly effortless control.
The rear wheels skid through tight turns without damaging lawns or leaving marks on driveways. On hard surfaces like asphalt or concrete, all-wheel steer minimizes tire wear. Similarly, when you work on soft, manicured surfaces like grass or turf, you’ll minimize ground disturbance. Each wheel of the Toolcat UW56 and UW53 moves separately through the turning arc and rolls smoothly through the turn. That means you won't have to spend time re-installing sod or planting grass after the job is done.
If your work doesn’t require all-wheel steer, you can operate in front-wheel steer. Make the change from one steering mode to the other without leaving the operator's seat. Simply align the front and rear wheels using the AWS indicator lights, press the switch and away you go. It's the best of both worlds.
Mow in the morning, remove downed trees in the afternoon and dig postholes in the evening. You can leverage your Toolcat™ utility work machine investment in different ways all year long by pairing it with 45+ attachments. Buy the attachments you’ll use frequently and rent the ones you need for one-time jobs.
Forget about buying special control boxes and other gadgets to operate your attachments. The small, 7-pin attachment harness activates power and fingertip-control functions while eliminating the need for mechanical relays. On-the-fly adjustments are easier, and it’s fully integrated with your Toolcat™ utility work machine for a clean look and protected routing.
When auxiliary hydraulics are engaged, variable flow allows for precise control of hydraulic attachments such as Bobcat® grapples. It allows you to manage the auxiliary oil flow to open and close the grapple as slowly or quickly as you want.
With optional high flow hydraulics, you can maintain torque and attachment speed under a heavy load. You’ll notice the difference on tough jobs that require high power without sacrificing efficiency like stump grinding, snow blowing, and digging post holes.
More capacity than a utility vehicle. More maneuverability than a pickup truck. Toolcat™ utility work machines will redefine how you think about towing. A standard 2-inch receiver hitch and capacity of 4,000-lb. towing rating gives you the ability to tow most trailers. A primary hydrostatic braking system and secondary multi-disc wet brakes allow you to tow with confidence.
Trapped line pressure can make attachment changes anything but easy. Toolcat™ utility work machines feature quick couplers to release trapped pressure. When you push the coupler inward, hydraulic oil is released through a return line back into the machine. The result is a clean, quick attachment change every time.
Maintain performance in challenging conditions with the traction control system. It automatically redistributes torque to the wheels when you encounter wheel spin from uneven ground or low-traction conditions, which is better than locking and limited slip differential systems. You can turn off the system using a switch in the cab. It’s standard on the UW53 and available as an option on the UW56.
When mowing heavy brush, driving through sand, digging, tilling or working on a steep incline, horsepower management automatically increases and decreases pressure in the hydrostatic transmission to keep your machine at top performance. Easily turn it off for greater manual control.
Set the responsiveness of your travel pedal and get precise control of your machine’s torque and speed without changing your tractive effort. Use work mode for tight movements around structures, or when trenching, tilling or grading next to a building or fence. With precise control, you can easily perform finite or creeping movements. It also makes quick and easy work of lining up attachments and implements for fast hookup.
Uneven ground? No worries. Enable float while moving forward for smooth performance with a seeder, snow blower and mower. Float in reverse for finish grading with a bucket or when you want to avoid tire marks on a seedbed. Engage it by pushing the joystick forward.
Unlock more capability in the Toolcat™ UW53 with the 3-point hitch. You can mow, till, blade, mulch, move snow and more. The 3-point hitch is compatible with all Category 1 implements and lifts as much as 1,775 lbs. You’ll have the ability to operate implements typically reserved for compact tractors. Operators can get more work done with the ability to complete two tasks in one pass by operating a 3-point implement at the same time you operate an attachment at the front of the machine. Operation is simple with a depth indicator, mechanical float, work mode, and superior visibility.
Whether you place snow, move dirt, or dump materials, you’ll gain greater control over your three-point hitch implements with the optional rear remote hydraulics. With two additional hydraulic functions inside the cab, you’ll be able to make precise adjustments. Use rear remote hydraulics to unload cargo from a hydraulic dump trailer; adjust a snowblower’s chute direction and angle; lower and lift multiple-stage mower decks and to precisely control many other implement functions.
Exclusively designed for the Toolcat™ UW53 with high-flow hydraulics and three-point hitch, the Power Take-Off (PTO) delivers smooth performance and operates with the push of a button. It’s powered by a 25-hp hydraulic PTO motor that operates at 540 rpm. Till your garden and get ready for spring planting. Spray weeds before they take over your acreage. Dig holes for fence posts or trees in all types of soil conditions. You can do it all with the optional PTO. Coupled with the required three-point hitch and high-flow hydraulics options, the PTO can power numerous hydraulic three-point implements.
Forget about holding down a switch while using bidirectional attachments like sweepers and tillers. Dual direction detent delivers continuous hydraulic flow to the attachment in either direction.
Leave your shovel in the shed. With the hydraulic dump cargo box, you can quickly unload brush and debris without leaving the cab of your Toolcat™ UW56. Just pull a single lever to empty the load.
The Toolcat™ utility work machine features an updated driver response system that provides smoother acceleration and deceleration, and easy switching between drive modes for easy adjustments on the go.
The efficient Bobcat® Tier 4 engine provides the performance you need while reducing and simplifying routine maintenance. Thanks to an innovative new fuel system, low fuel levels are more forgiving for busy operators. The engine also improves cold-weather operation and includes a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient.
The 5-inch display screen provides more convenient touch points and supports enhanced diagnostics and serviceability. It’s also compatible with an optional rearview camera.
There’s a direct correlation between comfort and productivity. With this understanding, it’s easy to see why Toolcat™ utility work machines were designed with your comfort in mind.
The comfort is in the details throughout the redesigned cab with improved ergonomics and additional features including a USB port for charging mobile devices, 12-volt power outlet, a larger storage tray and deeper cup holders for tall beverages.
Operators appreciate the large door openings for easy entry, tilt steering, operator-friendly controls, adjustable vents and an adjustable driver’s seat. Other features include an improved heat and air conditioning system, a radio system, and driver’s suspension seat.
When you start your work you’ll notice the large windows, which offer a clear view of your attachments. The large rear window helps you easily see your rear implements and work area. Inside, the controls are within easy reach, and most importantly, easy to operate.
Don’t settle for a difficult-to-use machine. The controls in the Toolcat™ utility work machines are intelligently placed and ergonomically designed. Controls on the joystick allow you to operate attachments without having to look away from your work. The addition of the steering knob allows operators to keep one hand on the wheel to navigate tight turns and keep the other hand on the joystick. Operators can easily shift between high and low range on the fly and cruise control allows you to set your travel speed and go.
From the responsive joystick controls for attachments to simple switches and levers for secondary functions such as lights and auxiliary hydraulics, every control is thoughtfully designed for easy operation. Everything you need to operate the utility work machine is clearly laid out, and most importantly, simple to use.
With optimal attachment visibility, you’ll see more of your work. Toolcat™ utility work machines give you precise command on every job thanks to all-around visibility. The sloped rear cover and huge rear window on the UW53 give you a clear view of rear-mounted implements and the work area behind you too.
Stay productive at night or in low visibility conditions with four standard LED front work lights. An optional Deluxe Road Package comes with two LED headlights, two LED rear work lights, tail lights, turn signals, flashers a rearview mirror, side mirrors, horn and a back-up alarm.
When you travel over uneven ground, the longer wheelbase allows the independent suspension of each tire more time to adjust between each impact. This reduces operator discomfort from bumps and dips by more evenly distributing the weight of the machine, resulting in a smoother ride.
With the SmartFAN, you’ll enjoy better cooling with reduced volume and noise. Unlike a belt-driven fan that runs continuously while the engine is running, the SmartFAN responds to the engine coolant and hydraulic oil temperatures and only runs at full speed when needed. Plus, a raised cooling package on the Toolcat™ UW53 means you can operate longer without stopping to clean out the radiator.
Toolcat™ utility work machines keep you up and running with machine shutdown protection, battery rundown protection and an LCD display that shows machine service codes. And many of its components—such as the engine and cooling system—are the same as those found in our legendary loaders.
With the Toolcat™ Interlock Control System (TICS), the lift and tilt functions and drive system won’t operate unless you’re in the seat with the TICS bar down.
Stop losing valuable time trying to find your machine keys. You might even save on your insurance premiums because of your reduced risk for theft or unauthorized use.
A rigid spine frame is the foundation of the Toolcat™ utility work machine’s tough design. It enables you to maintain balance when lifting, digging, pushing and traveling on uneven ground. Important components are protected from dirt, debris and foreign objects, while routine maintenance items are still easily accessible.
The Toolcat includes many other features designed to enhance the utility work machine’s performance and uptime. Enhancements include:
- A standard 120-amp alternator for greater electrical supply
- Larger access points for more convenient service
- A larger fuel filter with more than double the media surface area and extended filter life
- Added corrosion protection throughout the frame and utility box
- Extended fenders for added protection
- An improved wiring harness for greater reliability and serviceability
- Updated body styling, a redesigned cab and updated interior dash with more convenient touch points and other comfort improvements