2015 Bobcat S450


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Little Canada, MN
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Maneuver around tight worksites with the radius path Bobcat® S450 compact track loader.

Powerful hydraulics and a compact frame make it an impressive performer for its size. Plus, enjoy all the improvements of M-Series loaders, including increased visibility, a more comfortable cab and easier serviceability.

  • 12-Volt Power Accessory: Your cab is your office. That’s why Bobcat installed a 12-volt power accessory for charging your mobile phone, MP3 player or other accessories.
  • Air-Ride Seats: Achieve optimum suspension comfort with the optional air-ride seat. Air suspension adjusts to your weight, helping you smooth out the bumps on your jobsite and increasing your comfort.
  • Better Visibility: Visibility has been significantly increased in all directions. The rear window is 14% larger and the size of the top window is now 43% larger, providing a big advantage when loading a truck or using attachments with raised lift arms.
  • Cab-Forward Design: The new design moves the operator area closer to the attachment, and gives you a better vantage point for your work area.
  • Convenient Engine Speed Controls: The engine speed control has been moved out in front of the operator, on the right-hand corner post of the cab.
  • Cup Holders: The cup holders hold 20oz. soda bottles all the way up to super-sized cups and coffee mugs.
  • Convenient Storage: New storage bins are located throughout the machine. Store items wherever it’s convenient!
  • Deluxe Instrumentation Panel: This intelligent Bobcat option helps you prevent theft with keyless start and enables better operation by closely monitoring and interacting with your machine. A new 5-inch LED screen with full-color capability offers increased readability and interaction. Easy-to-read virtual sweep gauges allow you to quickly read and understand operation levels. Seven available languages and units in English or metric.
  • Easy-Pull, Easy-Secure Side Window: Simply pull the new window knob to slide the side window to five lockable positions. The window stays exactly where you want it to get consistent air flow.
  • Extra Elbow Room, Easier Cleaning: Windows are mounted on the outside of the Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS) – which provides extra elbow room in the cab, and makes window cleaning much faster.
  • Fingertip Controls: Bobcat control of attachment hydraulics leads the industry. Attachments are more comfortable to operate, controlled easily and adjusted simply from the fingertip controls.
  • Flexible Joystick Positioning / Seat-Mounted Joystick Control: Joystick mounts on our SJC- equipped (Selectable Joystick Controls) machines slide forward and backward independent of the seat, adjusting to the individual comfort positions of different-sized operators. The seat-mounted joystick control provides flexible control through seat-mounted joysticks on models with optional SJC; as the suspension seat shifts up and down, the joysticks move with the seat.
  • Foot Well Cleaning Access: Two cleanout holes in the foot well allow for easier removal of mud and debris that enter the cab.
  • Heat and Air Conditioning: Because our optional AC units are integrated into the machine, there is no bulky add-on unit to obstruct your visibility. Automotive-style vents allow you to point your air where you need it for greater comfort in all weather conditions.
  • Large Entry/Exit: Bobcat re-engineered the largest cab front opening in the industry and now made it bigger! On machines with enclosed cabs, Bobcat provides a large swing open door to make it easier to enter and exit the cab. A lowered door threshold gives you increased visibility to your attachment and the surrounding work area – making it easier to see and do your work.
  • More Room: Our stronger loader arms are spaced wider to make a wider cab possible, with up to 20% more interior space than competitors, keeping you comfortable.
  • Operator Switches: Puts important controls in front of you on the cab corner posts.
  • Pressurized Cab: Bobcat loaders with enclosed cabs have a best-in-class, pressurized interior space that helps keep dust to a minimum. A new, one-piece pressure seat engages the entire door on the front and sides, compressing the door seal into a specialized curved door pocket keeping dust and debris out of the cab.
  • Quieter Operation: The sound within the cab is reduced by more than 60% for a more comfortable and quieter working environment. Quieter than ordinary cooling fans, Bobcat’s hydraulic-powered SmartFAN senses the temperature of the machine and only turns as fast as needed.
  • Radio Capable: Order your loader with a stereo to increase your comfort. The radio features an auxiliary audio input jack that is ready for an MP3 player or other audio device.
  • Suspension Seat: The fully adjustable optional suspension seat adjusts easily to the operator’s weight.
  • Rear Defrost: Defrosts the large rear window with rear air ducts.
  • Attachment Control Device: In simplest terms, the optional Attachment Control Device makes it possible for the loader and attachment to communicate.
  • Bob-Tach™: Change attachments in less than a minute! You can replace a bucket with a pallet fork, landscape rake, auger, grapple, and more than 70 Bobcat attachments quickly and easily with the Bob-Tach™ mounting system.
  • Control in Your Hands: With Bobcat compact track loaders, you can feel and control the loader’s drive, engine torque and tractive effort—so you can push your machine to the limit without an engine anti-stall system robbing you of power when you need it the most.
  • Fast Cycle Times: Hydraulic pumps in Bobcat loaders are matched to cylinder size and loader lift capacity to provide fast cycle times that help you get the job done faster.
  • Hydraulic Bucket Positioning: Optional hydraulic bucket positing keeps your bucket level when raising lift arms, reducing spillage and allowing you to work more efficiently.
  • Two-Speed (Optional): Boost top travel speed by more than 50 percent and reduce the time it takes to travel across a jobsite or between jobs.
  • More Torque: Bobcat loaders reach maximum torque at a lower RPM to minimize stalling and save time and fuel.
  • Power Bob-Tach™ Powered Mounting System: Change non-hydraulic attachments from the comfort of your cab - with the flip of a switch. You can swap a bucket with pallet forks without ever leaving your seat with the optional Power Bob-Tach™ mounting system.
  • Powerful Breakout Forces: High-efficiency hydraulic pumps deliver more power, matched to demand and providing breakout forces. Bobcat loaders have unmatched lift breakout.
  • Quick Couplers with Pressure Release: By simply pushing the coupler inward, the hydraulic oil is released through a return line back into the machine. The result is clean, quick attachment changes time after time.
  • Quicker Turning: Bobcat's weight distribution has been designed for the best turning and skidding to deliver ideal performance. This quick turning reduces fuel consumption and power requirements from the engine, increasing the life of drive train.
  • Remote Control: All loaders equipped with Selectable Joystick Control or All Wheel Steer can be operated by the optional Radio Remote Control. Bobcat Company is the first and only company to introduce a new way to operate your equipment without having to have an operator in the cab. This is a smart solution for hot, dusty environments or on jobs where you’d rather be outside of the machine.
  • Ride Control Option: Optional ride control is the cushioning of the loader lift circuit, which helps increase the smoothness of the ride.
  • Selectable Joystick Controls: Optional SJC allows you to operate the machine with only your hands. You can easily switch between “ISO” pattern where the left joystick operates the drive functions and the right joystick controls the workgroup, or “H” pattern with a dash-mounted rocker switch inside the cab.
  • Stronger Hydraulics: Hydraulic systems have been re-engineered to maximize performance – working faster and stronger to increase operator performance. The Bobcat engine, hydraulic pump, horsepower and cubic-inch displacement are configured precisely for each model’s specific operating capacity. Bobcat loaders offer the best hydraulic system on the market.
  • Radius Lift Path: Radius lift path provides maximum reach at truck bed height. Arm movement forms an arc that delivers a better reach than at flatbed truck height. A radius lift path excels in jobs at mid-range heights, like dumping over a wall, backfilling or unloading flatbed trucks.
Uptime Protection
  • Battery Run-Down Protection: The lighting circuit automatically shuts down to prevent accidental battery discharge. It is voltage sensitive, and will turn the lights off prior to battery discharge. This minimizes the impact of vandalism or when lights are left on after the work is done.
  • Cold Weather Protection: Raises the idle speed slightly to help the engine reach the correct operating temperature faster and temporarily limits the maximum engine speed (rpm) to prevent premature component wear or failure.
  • Keel Shaped Undercarriage: Why can Bobcat skid steer loaders go through so much more? Because they are the only skid steer loaders with a keel shaped undercarriage. This gives you higher ground clearance and sheds debris to the outside much like the way a “V” shaped boat slices through water.
  • "Endless" Drive Chains: #80 pre-stressed, high strength drive chains contain no master links.
  • Machine Shutdown Protection: Continuously regulates engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure and hydraulic oil temperature to prevent damage. If there’s a problem, the system will shut down the engine to prevent damage.
  • Maintenance-Free Chaincase: The rugged Bobcat chaincase is the only maintenance-free chaincase in the industry with exclusive fixed axle tubes, stronger axles, fully sealed bearings, no adjustments are required, ever.
  • No-Maintenance Axle Bearings: Bobcat axle bearings are automatically lubricated with chaincase oil—so they never need greasing.
  • Powerful Lighting: Light output is now increased by over 50%. This new lighting system emits a high-intensity beam that illuminates a broad working area around the front of the machine.
  • Protected Cooling Location: The Bobcat loader radiator and hydraulic oil cooler are well protected between the frame uprights, above the engine and out of danger.
  • Protected Tailgate: The one piece ¼ inch thick door is solid steel. There are no cooling holes, slots, or other openings on the heavy-duty door that could potentially lead to extra time in the shop. Additionally, the lower rear frame sticks out past the tailgate - protecting it from obstacles, scrapes and bumps on the jobsite.
  • Removable Hose Guide: Provides better auxiliary hose routing and security; slide the guide onto your hydraulic hose and clip it on the machine before operation. Clip the hose on the attachment frame when it isn’t in use.
  • Tougher Axles: Bobcat axles are by far the largest axles in size and weight to any comparable-sized loader. Stronger axles mean you can handle the most rugged conditions without worrying about possible downtime.
  • Superior Serviceability: Bobcat loaders are designed for fastest and easiest servicing in the industry. Every single daily maintenance item such as engine fluid check, filters, battery, air cleaner and other components are out in the open when you open the tailgate.
  • Increased Cooling Capacity with Easier Cleaning: The re-engineered cooling system gives you more efficient, higher-capacity cooling for better performance and longer machine life. Additionally, the swing-up cleaning access feature makes removing dust and debris easy and ensures peak performance from your cooling system.
  • Self-Diagnostics: Bobcat loaders provide on-board diagnostics to efficiently troubleshoot problems in the field or prevent them before they occur —reducing downtime for you. Downloadable machine performance history also cuts a huge chunk out of the time needed to identify potential problems and correct them.
  • Simple Machine Tie-Down: Secure your loader quickly, without searching for hard-to-reach tie-downs. New tie-downs are easy to find and easy to reach.
  • Tilt-Up Cab: Bobcat created the tilt-up cab for non-routine maintenance, so shop time is spent on maintenance or repair, not gaining access.
  • Training: Bobcat Company offers the world’s only comprehensive training courses for loaders, VersaHandlers, loader backhoes, Toolcat utility work machines, backhoe and planer attachments, and compact excavators.
Engine Specifications
  • Engine Cooling: Liquid
  • Emissions Tier (EPA): Tier 4
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Horsepower: 49 HP
  • Turbocharged Engine: Yes
Performance Specifications
  • Rated Operating Capacity (SAE): 1300 lbs
  • Tipping Load: 2600 lbs
  • Operating Weight: 5027 lbs
  • Travel Speed: 7.1 mph
  • Travel Speed (2-speed option): 9.2 mph
  • Fuel Tank: 14.4 gal
Hydraulic System Specifications
  • System Relief @ Quick Couplers: 3300 psi
  • Auxiliary Std Flow: 16.7 GPM
  • Auxiliary High Flow: N/A
  • Length: 98.4 in
  • Length without Attachment: 98.4 in
  • Length with Standard Bucket: 124.9 in
  • Width: 58.6 in
  • Width (with bucket): 62 in
  • Height: 77.8 in
  • Height with Operator Cab: 77.8 in
  • Height to Bucket Hinge Pin: 109.5 in
  • Reach @ Maximum Height: 20.8 in
  • Turning Radius: 76.4 in
  • Wheelbase: 35.4 in
  • Joystick Control: Optional
  • Air Conditioning: Optional
  • Adjustable Seat: Standard
  • Backup Alarm: Standard
  • BICS System (Interlock): Standard
  • Cab Enclosure: Optional
  • Sound Option: Optional
  • Cab Heater: Optional
  • Operating Lights: Standard
  • Parking Brake: Standard
  • Radio: Optional
  • Rear Window: Standard
  • Top Window: Standard
  • Lift-Arm Support: Standard
  • Seat Belt: Standard
  • Suspension Seat: Optional
  • Two Speed Travel: Optional
  • Deluxe Instrumentation: Optional
  • Engine Shutdown: Standard
  • Hydraulic Bucket Positioning: Optional
  • Auxiliary Hydraulics: Standard
  • Spark Arrestor Muffler: Standard
  • Bob-Tach Attachment System: Standard
  • Power Bob-Tach: Optional
  • ACS (Switchable Controls): Optional
  • Ride Control: Optional
  • Rear Hydraulics: Optional
  • Horn: Standard
  • Advance Control System (ACS)
  • Selectable Joystick Control (SJC)
  • Radio Remote Control (SJC Required)
  • Two Speed (with SJC)
  • Air Ride Seat
  • Cab with Heat
  • Cab with Heat and Air Conditioning
  • Deluxe Instrumentation (Includes Keyless Start)
  • Hydraulic Bucket Positioning
  • Radio
  • Ride Control
  • Sound Reduction Package
  • Attachment Control Kit
  • Power Bob-Tach™
  • Engine Block Heater
Approved Attachments
  • 3-Point Adapter
  • Angle Broom
  • Auger
  • Brush Saw
  • Brushcat™ Rotary Cutter
  • Bucket, Combination - Loaders/Telehandlers
  • Bucket, Const./Ind. (C/I) - Loaders
  • Bucket, Fertilizer and Grain - Loaders
  • Bucket, General Purpose - Loaders
  • Bucket, Low Profile - Loaders
  • Bucket, Snow and Light Material - Loaders
  • Chipper
  • Concrete Mixer
  • Digger
  • Dozer Blade
  • Grader
  • Grapple, Industrial
  • Grapple, Utility - Loaders and Toolcat
  • Breaker
  • Landplane
  • Landscape Rake
  • Mower
  • Packer Wheel
  • Pallet Fork
  • Planer
  • Push Broom
  • Rebar Bender
  • Scarifier
  • Scraper
  • Seeder (Attachment or 3 pt.)
  • Snow Blade
  • Snow Pusher
  • Snow V-Blade
  • Snowblower
  • Sod Layer
  • Soil Conditioner
  • Spreader
  • Sweeper
  • Tiller
  • Tilt-Tatch
  • Trench Compactor
  • Trencher
  • Utility Fork - Loaders and Toolcat
  • Vibratory Roller



Engine Type
Tier 4, Liquid cooled, Diesel
49 hp
Fuel Capacity
14.4 gal.


SAE Rated Operating Capacity
1300 lb.
Max Ground Speed
7.1 mph
98.4 in.
58.6 in.
77.8 in.
5027 lb.
35.4 in.