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Bobcat Hire – The World’s Favourite Skid Steer Loader

Did you know the Company Bobcat invented the world’s first Skid Steer Loader?

The first Skid Steers (M400) were built from 1960 to 1962 by the Keller Brothers. There were 200 Skid Steers built in that time. Bobcat has the world’s best selling Skid Steers and the company has reached a milestone of a 50 year history! They’re the best of the industry. Bobcats Skid Steers are top quality and are renowned for their performance, reliability, toughness and comfort. This is the reason why here at Statewide Hire we are proud to provide Bobcat Hire to our customers.

What can I achieve with Bobcat Hire?

The possibilities are endless. Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders are extremely versatile. They’re used for digging and also have the ability to push, pull and lift material. You’ll find they can be used in almost all construction trades. Very beneficial for earthmovers and landscapers.

To achieve the best results you will need to ask yourself a few questions to be able to allocate the correct Bobcat for your job. Some of these questions could be;

  • How large is your work space?
  • How heavy will the load be that the bobcat will need to lift and carry?
  • What distance will the load need to be dumped?
  • What type of work will the Skid Steer Loader be performing?

Once you’ve assessed your work conditions and the extent of your job, it’s time to select your size. At Statewide Hire we offer the following sizes for  Bobcat Hire;

  • S70 – Our Miniature Bobcat. It’s narrow width is great for tight access jobs. Perfect when the job is too big for a shovel. Load capacity 318kg.
  • S590 –  Provides impressive reach at full lift height and the power to help you through the toughest jobs. Load capacity 953kg.

Is it easy to operate a Bobcat?

Operating a Bobcat may seem intimidating but it’s easier than you think. All Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders are controlled by hand and foot. The hand controls steering and acceleration while the foot controls the 4 in 1 bucket attachment.

For DIYers familiarise yourself with the machine and spend time getting comfortable.

You will be able to find Skid Steer operator safety courses if you feel the need for extra guidance and confidence.


We pride ourselves on our competitive hire rates. For your convenience, delivery is available in Adelaide and Greater Adelaide Regions. You can also choose to pick up from our yard if you prefer. A trailer can also be provided at an additional fee or you can supply your own. Minimum Bobcat Hire is one day.

For any enquiries or to request a free quote call us on 08 83369166 or email

For the full story of Bobcats history and timeline visit


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