Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader

Bobcat created the world’s first skid-steer loader and has built a record of quality, performance, and dependability for more than 60 years. It’s no surprise that bobcat is the best-selling skid-steer loader brand in the world. Each skid-steer type is a force to be reckoned with in the workplace when partnered with a genuine Bobcat┬« attachment. This article will focus on the Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader

Performance and Fuel Economy

A high horsepower engine isn’t the primary source of great performance. S185 Skid Steer Loader uses the machine’s design and balances to provide greater usable horsepower. This Doosan made Bobcat produces machines with the proper engine and pump balance and weight distribution, resulting in strong breakout forces and quicker cycle times. Bobcat compact skid-steer loaders are the only option if you need to work faster, lift more, and outperform the competition. Skid-steer loaders provide excellent fuel efficiency without losing performance.

Design, Function, and Quality

The Bobcat S185 is small and pivots 360 degrees, enabling you to move comfortably in tight spaces. A comprehensive range of Bobcat-built attachments enhances machine utilization and extends task options, from sod laying to demolition. Lot lines are becoming more narrow as builders strive to maximize land area. The tiny size of the skid-steer loader enables you to navigate obstacles and narrow areas quickly.

A lightweight machine is readily transported on a trailer. A commercial driver’s license is not required to transport the loader in many circumstances. The attachment on a skid-steer loader is close by, visible, and unimpeded by a machine hood or tires. Skid-steer loaders do identical functions in tighter working circumstances at a fraction of the expense of bigger equipment.

The weight distribution of 70% in the back and 30% in the front allows for balanced, simple turning for optimal performance in the S185 when not carrying a load. Weight distribution is optimal for turning and skidding. Reduces engine fuel consumption and power needs. Extends the life of the drive system and tires. Less wear and tear than other manufacturers’ flat-footed machines.


  • Height: 1938 mm
  • Length: 3310 mm
  • Width: 1676 mm
  • Operating weight: 6220 lbs

Engine type: V2003-M-DI-T

Vehicle type: Skid loader

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 24 gal

Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader Factory Service Manual

The service manuals for the Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader are very extensive and cover every aspect of the operation. A Bobcat Skid Steer Manual is needed for successful repairs and servicing of the equipment and hydraulics. These books cover:

  • Foreword
  • Safety Instructions
  • Serial Number Location
  • Delivery Report
  • Bobcat Loader Identification
  • Safety and Maintenance
  • Hydraulic System
  • Hydrostatic System
  • Drive System
  • Main Frame
  • Electrical System
  • Engine Service
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air Conditioning

A Bobcat S185 Service Manual is only offered for professionals and dealerships that perform maintenance and repairs.

Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader

Any engine maintenance or repair work the owner performs should accompany a service manual. This manual emphasizes the concerns to highlight their significance as being very important from a safety standpoint.

Constant Power

You can feel and manage the loader’s drive, engine torque, and tractive effort with Bobcat skid-steer loaders, allowing you to push your machine to its limits without an engine anti-stall system depriving you of power when you need it the most. High-efficiency hydraulic pumps provide greater power that is better suited to demand and has higher breakout forces.

The Bobcat engine, pump, horsepower, and cubic-inch displacement are properly built for each model’s unique operational capability, with up to 20% more hydraulic horsepower than K-Series Bobcat loaders. The engine horsepower and hydraulic system performance are fine-tuned to outperform competing machines. Bobcat loader hydraulic pumps are suited to cylinder size and loader lift capability to deliver rapid cycle times that help you do the work faster.

Speed and Maneuverability

Increase peak travel speed by up to 57% and cut transit time over a worksite in half. If you choose to use hydraulic bucket placement, you will be able to keep your bucket level while lifting the lift arms, which will avoid spillage and allow you to work more efficiently. A vertical lift route has a larger lift capacity and more reach at maximum lift height than a radius lift path, bringing the load closer to the machine as the loader arms are raised. Removing high-sided truck boxes and hoppers is simpler since you get maximum reach at full lift height. It is also more suitable for putting hefty pallets of block or sod.

Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader Price

The Bobcat S185 Skid Steer Loader can be purchased at $24,000.