Everything You Need to Know About Bobcat Loader Air Filters

IDENTIFY AND REPLACE THE AIR FILTERS IN YOUR COMPACT LOADER

Your cab and engine should stay as cool as you look in that Bobcat® skid-steer loader. By investing in genuine Bobcat air filters, you prolong the life of your machine, keeping your expenses low and your productivity high during peak work season.

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TOO MANY AIR FILTERS!

Whether you’re a first-time owner of a Bobcat compact track loader or you’ve been using the same trusty skid-steer loader for decades, it’s important to understand the difference between your machine’s engine air filters and cab air filters.

On a Bobcat loader, the engine air filter keeps the air inside the engine free of dirt and debris, while the cab air filter cleans the air passing through your cab’s heating and cooling systems. Both air filtration systems are made up of an inner and outer filter, which will either be nestled together or individually placed in two separate locations.

If your Bobcat compact loader has been working hard in increasingly warm weather, do not open the air cleaner to take a quick look at the filters.

WHEN TO REPLACE AIR FILTERS

If your Bobcat compact loader has been working hard in increasingly warm weather, do not open the air cleaner to take a quick look at the filters. Unnecessary and frequent inspections can contaminate your engine, causing expensive, long-term damage to the machine. Instead, your Bobcat loader’s built-in display is your best tool for identifying when the machine needs a new air filter.

On a skid-steer or compact track loader, watch for a code labeled “AIRF”; however, if you have an older machine, you might see a “M0117” code pop up instead. When this happens, talk to a Bobcat of Huntsville technician about updating your machine’s software at your next service appointment.

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WHERE ARE THE AIR FILTERS ON MY M-SERIES LOADER?

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Because of an M-Series loader’s engine configuration, the inner and outer engine air filters are under the back cover on top of your machine. Meanwhile, the external cab air filters are located on both external sides of the machine, with access to the inner cab filter below the comfort-enhanced operator seat.

M-Series loaders include the Bobcat S450, S590, and S650 and the Bobcat T450, T550, and T595.

R-Series skid-steer and compact track loader engines sit in line with the machine, placing the engine air filters on the back of the machine.

WHERE ARE THE AIR FILTERS ON MY R-SERIES LOADER?

If you own a Bobcat T66, T76, or T86 or a Bobcat S66, S76, or S86, you are the proud operator of an R-Series machine.

R-Series skid-steer and compact track loader engines sit in line with the machine, placing the engine air filters on the back of the machine. Pull the lock out and twist the cap off to access both the outer and inner filter. Cab air filters can be found externally on the lefthand side of the machine and internally above the seat’s backrest in the loader’s cab.

Keeping your Bobcat compact loader on a regular service schedule can help you avoid engine contamination and damage.

TALK TO THE EXPERTS!

Keeping your Bobcat compact loader on a regular service schedule can help you avoid engine contamination and damage. Schedule your service appointment with Bobcat of Huntsville today!

AND…before you start pulling air filters out of your machine, check out this exclusive demo from one of our professional technicians.

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