- Aug 14, 2017
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bobcat 743 has operating weight of 4700lbs.
Bobcat 743 Weight : 4,720 lbs | Bobcat 743 Engine Oil Capacity : 9 qts | Bobcat 743 Fuel Capacity : 13 gals | Bobcat 743 Overall Height : 75.8 in | Bobcat 743 Tipping Load : 2,600 lbs | Bobcat 743 Horsepower : 36hpstores.allskidsteers.com
engine weighs 850lbs.
That model Bobcat isn’t heavy at all. Maybe around 3 tons and I’m pretty sure the same size CASE skid loader weighs more. I know for fact that my work truck can lift one off the ground because the smaller Bobs are (or used to be) a twitchy pain in the ass to operate (can’t stand the foot controls in bobcats). Lift arms and bucket are gone in the pic and the hydraulic rams are off too, that takes a significant amount of weight off as well.
Something tells me the LS swap is for fun and not function anyway. Regardless, I want to play with that thing.
That is what I was wondering. I'm assuming they have a diesel in there with a super low RPM operating range stock so any gas engine would be problematic.Probably the biggest challenge they will have is the hydraulic pump and engine speed. They would have been better off swapping in a duramax.