Bobcat T650 Skid Steer Loader Machine Review & Full Specs

Part of the Compact Track Loader range from Bobcat, the T650 is a vertical-lift-path loader which excels in limited space, when stacking high is required (such as palletised material). Like all Bobcat products, however, it is also a highly versatile machine that can excavate for pools, reach and lift heavy loads and perform a broad range of other tasks required on site.

The Bobcat T650 was built with performance in mind

The T650 has been built with more surface area of the machine in contact with the ground, with the weight and horsepower finely balanced for performance. In conjunction with the direct-drive motor, these features best-in-class pushing force to increase productivity. The even distribution of the machine weight across the tracks also provides minimal terrain disturbance and the ability to lift heavier loads.

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To improve cycle times, the hydraulic pumps in the T650 (like the other Bobcat M2-Series loaders), have been matched to the individual loader lift capacity and cylinder size for optimum output. These highly-efficient pumps match the power demanded for each operation to deliver powerful breakout forces, while the clever hydraulic bucket positioning maintains a level bucket when raising the lift arms, to reduce spillage and boost efficiency.


Innovative design enables on-site efficiency with the Bobcat T650

The cooling system in the T650 cools the machine more efficiently, while protecting the radiator and hydraulic oil cooler from job site hazards. As opposed to pulling dirty air from above the tyres, or the rear of the machine like in competitor products, the T650 pulls clean, cool air from above the machine and the SmartFAN spins only as quickly as is necessary to maximise efficiency. There is also an optional reversing fan for dirty work environments, which clears debris from the radiator screen during operation.


The Deluxe Instrumentation Panel onboard the T650 enables operators to set the guidelines of the grading system, such as distance-to-target for both slope and elevation, while receiving real-time information on progress. This removes the need for a separate control box in the cab. The cab design has seen it shifted forward, for closer proximity to the attachment and an improved vantage point, while visibility has been significantly improved in all directions. In fact, there is up to 50% more glass surfaces versus other manufacturer machines and new powerful lighting has been introduced for enhanced visibility during night-time operation.


The Bobcat T650 thrives in rough conditions

While battling the mud, debris and dust that is encountered on site, the class-leading enclosed, pressurised cab of the T650 will keep operators dry and comfortable. The adjustable suspension seat, sound-dampening features and ample head and legroom make for a pleasant and productive work environment, even during the toughest of jobs. Bobcat have also managed to reduce vibration and noise with the new Lift Cylinder Cushioning, which removes the need for manual arm slowing and makes typically harsh movements much smoother.

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There are a number of impressive features on the T650 which are designed to maximise machine uptime. Automatic shutdown comes standard and monitors engine and hydraulic functioning, alerting the operator and performing a shutdown when an issue is detected. This reduces the chance of engine and hydraulic damage and unplanned maintenance or servicing. The on-board diagnostics system provides real-time information to enable problems to be addressed on site and even be prevented prior to occurring. There is also a battery run-down protection function which automatically shuts down the lighting circuit to prevent unintended battery discharge.

As you would expect from Bobcat, the T650 comes with a long list of compactible attachments, including buckets, saws, brooms, augers, breakers and mowers. If you need a versatile, powerful and reliable all-rounder for your job site, look no further!

How much can a Bobcat T650 lift?

The Bobcat T650 is rated with a tipping load of 3,331 kg and a rated operating capacity of 1,242 kg.

How much does a T650 Bobcat weight?

The operating weight of a Bobcat T650 is 4,445 kg.

How many HP is a Bobcat T650?

The Bobcat T650 is rated at 75.1 HP, or 56 kW. 

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Bobcat T650 Skid Steer Specs

Machine Rating

  • Rated operating capacity (ISO 14397–1): 1242 kg
  • Tipping load (ISO 14397-1): 3550 kg
  • Pump capacity: 87.10 L/min
  • Pump capacity (with high flow option): 126.90 L/min
  • System relief at quick couplers: 23.8-24.5 MPa
  • Max. travel speed: 10.6 km/h


  • Make/Model: Bobcat / D24
  • Compliancy: 97/68 EC Stage IIIB
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Power (SAE J1995 ) at 2600 RPM: 56.0 kW
  • Torque at 1800 RPM (SAE J1995 Gross): 283.9 Nm
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Displacement: 2392 cm3
  • Fuel tank: 104.10 L


  • Operating weight: 4445 kg
  • Shipping weight: 4107 kg


  • Vehicle steering: Direction and speed controlled by two hand levers or joysticks (optional)
  • Loader hydraulics tilt and lift: Separate foot pedals, optional Advanced Control System (ACS) or Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC)
  • Front auxiliary (standard): Electrical switch on right-hand steering lever

Drive System

Transmission Infinitely variable tandem hydrostatic piston pumps, driving two fully reversing hydrostatic motors.

Standard Features

  • Adjustable suspension seat
  • Automatically activated glow plugs
  • Auxiliary hydraulics: variable flow/maximum flow
  • Bob-Tach™ frame
  • Bobcat Interlock Control System (BICS)
  • Deluxe operator cab* - Includes interior cab foam, side, top and rear windows, cab door with windshield wiper and sensor, Deluxe wire harness, dome light, electrical power port, cup holder, storage compartment and horn 1
  • Electrically activated proportional front auxiliary hydraulics Engine/hydraulics system shutdown
  • Hydraulic bucket positioning (including ON/OFF switch)
  • Instrumentation
  • Lift arm support
  • Work lights, front and rear
  • Parking brake
  • Seat belt
  • Seat bar
  • Turbo-charger with approved spark arrestor
  • Tracks — rubber — 450 mm
  • CE certification
  • Warranty: 12 months or 2000 hours, whichever occurs first

1. * Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) – meets requirements of SAE-J1040 and ISO 3471; Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) - meets requirements of SAE-J1043 and ISO 3449, Level I


  • Deluxe instrument panel
  • Power Bob-Tach™
  • Cab enclosure with heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Advanced Control System (ACS)
  • Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC)
  • Roller Suspension™
  • High flow hydraulics
  • Two speed
  • Air ride seat with 2 point seat belt
  • Air ride seat with 3 point seat belt
  • Back-up alarm
  • Beacon
  • Engine block heater
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Strobe


  • Operator LpA (98/37 & 474-1): 85 dB(A)
  • Noise level LWA (EU Directive 2000/14/EC): 103 dB(A)
  • Whole body vibration (ISO 2631–1): 0.54 ms-2
  • Hand-arm vibration (ISO 5349–1): 1.61 ms-2


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