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Bobcat Excavators Ownership Resources

Bobcat Compact Excavator Ownership Resources:
Find Everything Related to Parts, Service, Maintenance, Training and More

Whether you've just purchased your first Bobcat® compact excavator or you're a seasoned operator with decades of experience, we're here to help you get the most out of your machine. Find information about parts, service, maintenance, safety and training and much more. Plus you can learn by reading articles on topics you care about.

Parts & Maintenance For Your Compact Excavator

Minimize downtime and maintain top performance, comfort and convenience by choosing genuine Bobcat parts and maintenance programs for your compact excavator. Bobcat parts offer unmatched design, quality and durability to give you peace of mind while taking on tough jobs.

Find & Buy Genuine Bobcat Parts

Find Part Numbers

Video showing how to use the Bobcat Online Parts Catalog to find Genuine Bobcat Parts.

Search by serial number, model number or product type to find the exact part numbers for nearly any Bobcat compact excavator. That way, you’ll always purchase the right parts for your model. Watch the video to learn how to search using the online parts catalog.

Buy Parts Online

Bobcat owner search Bobcat Parts website on iPad.

Many compact excavator parts are available in the online store for easy ordering 24/7 and convenient shipping directly to your home, shop, or business. Enjoy the convenience of ordering the parts, fluids, tracks, tires, and other components needed to maintain your compact excavator right from your home or office.

Have compact excavator parts shipped directly to your door with Our standard ground shipping will get your part to you in 7-10 business days. For faster shipping, choose the optional next day air shipping option. The online store is open 24/7 and ready to ship many compact excavator parts, including:

  • Bucket Teeth
  • Cab and Lights
  • Cutting Edges
  • Engine Components
  • Filters
  • Fluids
  • Hydraulic Couplers
  • Maintenance Kits


Arrangement of multiple containers of fluids for Bobcat equipment.

Engine, Drive Motor and Hydraulic Oil; Antifreeze & Coolant


Arrangement of multiple filters for Bobcat equipment.

Air, Engine Oil, Hydraulic Oil, and Fuel Filters

Maintenance Kits

Boxed maintenance kit for Bobcat equipment.

Easy, one-step process to conveniently order maintenance items based on your compact excavator’s service hour intervals.

Why Choose Genuine Bobcat Parts

Customers and dealers give their testimonials about genuine Bobcat parts.

You might think most parts you put into your compact excavator are exactly the same, but there’s a difference between Genuine Bobcat Parts and other inferior brands. Engineering and sourcing teams work together to make sure parts deliver maximum performance when paired with Bobcat compact excavators. For example, fluids and filters meet or exceed the minimal requirements of our engines, air and hydraulic components. This reduces the risk of unnecessary wear. Put simply, they’re tough, reliable and proven to perform.

Remanufactured Parts

Video showing Bobcat remanufactured parts process.

Remanufactured parts and components provide just-like-new performance and reliability at a lower cost – while helping the environment. Remanufacturing returns a product to the same condition as when it was manufactured – or sometimes better in terms of durability, lifespan and performance. Plus, they’re readily available at your dealership. Easily exchange worn out machine parts with remanufactured ones. Just bring them to your local dealer and use their value toward remanufactured replacements.

Maintaining Your Compact Excavator

Maintenance at regular intervals extends the life of your compact excavator. Protect your investment by learning how to perform regular maintenance yourself, including greasing your loader, replacing a drive belt and checking your compact excavator tension. Start by reviewing the service schedule for your model of compact excavator.

Diagnostic Service Codes

Is there a fault code on your display? These codes are a warning that something isn’t right. They provide clues of where to look for issues. Check out our service code list as a starting point for troubleshooting.

How To Change Engine Oil

A Bobcat technician demonstrates how to change a oil on a Bobcat engine.

Watch this video to learn which engine oil is best for your climate and how to change oil and filter on your Bobcat® compact excavator.

How To Change the Fuel Filter

A Bobcat technician demonstrates how to change a fuel filter on a loader.

Learn the benefits of routine fuel filter maintenance and how to change the fuel filter on your Bobcat® compact excavator.

How To Check Track Tension

Bobcat excavator daily inspection procedure.

Watch this video to learn how to check the track sag and safely add or loosen tension.

Training and Safety Courses for Compact Excavators

Bobcat operator and safety training video.

Bobcat Company offers a variety of training and safety resources for compact excavator owners, renters and operators. The options vary by machine or attachment, but they may include:

  • Safety Videos
  • Operator Training Courses
  • Service Safety Training Courses
  • Rent-It Safely Brochure
  • Rental Condition & Delivery Reports
  • AEM Safety Manual

Classroom Training Kits

Operator training course for Bobcat excavators.

Learn about the rules and practices for the safe operation of compact excavators. Using video presentations, classroom exercises and "hands-on" operation, the course is designed to expose trainees to safe and efficient operation, which will ultimately lead to greater productivity. Each kit includes a DVD, five handbooks, five course attendance certificates, and an administration guide.

Online Safety Training Subscription

Online operator training courses for compact track loaders are internet accessible and mobile capable.

Online operator training courses for compact excavators are internet accessible and mobile capable—so employees can train in the field with a tablet or mobile device. Operators are right there to see the controls and try what they’ve learned, so they can put learning to work right away.


Get the Most Out of Your Compact Excavator

Learn about how to maintain your equipment, grow your business, and get the most out of your compact excavator with resource articles. You’ll learn about topics, including how to select the right compact excavator, attachments you should consider for your machine, how to keep your compact excavator up and running with service and maintenance tutorials and much more.

Make Dealers Your Partners for Parts & Maintenance

Operator cleans undercarriage on a Bobcat T595 compact track loader.

Unexpected maintenance can slow you down – costing you time, money and lost income. Luckily, you can partner with your local dealership for quality parts and maintenance.

3 Jobs You Can Do with Your Compact Excavator

Bobcat service and maintenance worker fixing an excavator.

Compact excavators are great at what they’re built for — digging in confined spaces. But you may not know they perform a wide variety of tasks beyond excavation.

Top 10 Attachments in Your Industry

Bobcat E42 excavator demolishing concrete with a breaker attachment.

Congratulations. You’re the proud owner of a new (or new to you) piece of compact equipment. Every machine comes standard with a bucket – a valuable tool, but one that isn’t built for all the work you do.

Get Knowledge Articles Delivered to Your Inbox

Just because you’re working, doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected. Get emails from Bobcat to receive helpful information to help you accomplish more every day. Sign-up to have emails sent directly to your inbox:

  • New product launches
  • Special offers, including leasing, financing and cash rebates
  • Events and tradeshows
  • Ownership information, including parts, service and maintenance
  • Helpful articles about using your equipment and growing your business


Fuel Management for Compact Excavators

Engines in compact excavators are better than ever, however in order to run smoothly, they need high-quality diesel fuel. This requires proper bulk fuel storage solutions, regular replacement of fuel filters, periodically testing and analyzing your fuel and using additives during cold weather operation.

Fuel Management for Tier 4 Engines

Operator filling a Bobcat E35 compact excavator with diesel fuel.

Diesel engines for compact equipment run cleaner than ever before. However, this makes them highly-susceptible to contamination. To keep your machine running smoothly, using high-quality fuel, replace your fuel filters regularly, and take note of other fuel best practices.

Winter Diesel Fuel Additives for Bobcat Engines

Bobcat all tier diesel fuel additive solution.

Diesel fuel additives can help when fuel quality is suspect and temperatures turn cold. While not every diesel fuel additive provides the same level of performance and value, high-quality additives provide many benefits during cold weather operation.

Bulk Fuel Considerations for Tier 4 Engines

Bulk Fuel Considerations for Tier 4 Engines

When storing bulk diesel fuel, several steps must be taken to meet the fuel cleanliness requirements for your Tier 4 equipment. These steps include evaluating your storage solution, changing your bypass filter at least twice a year, periodically testing and analyzing your fuel and establish a record keeping system.

Protection Plus Extended Warranty and Planned Maintenance Bundle for Compact Excavators

Bobcat Protection Plus Extended Warranty and Planned Maintenance Program Logo

If you’re not working, you’re not making money. Protect your investment and reduce downtime with the Protection Plus® bundle from Bobcat. This comprehensive coverage combines our extended warranty with planned maintenance packages to help you stay on the job and increase the life of your equipment. Extend your standard warranty and get the highest level of protection for another 24 to 60 months. And, reduce unexpected downtime with planned maintenance scheduled at convenient intervals to keep you productive. 

Get more peace of mind today with a Protection Plus bundle from Bobcat.


Operation and Service Manuals for Compact Excavators

Find official manuals for everything related to your equipment. Our selection includes manuals for operation and maintenance, parts, and service:

Service Manuals

Learn how to properly repair your machine with detailed specifications and repair procedures.

Operation & Maintenance Manuals

Learn how to operate and maintain your machine with operating and upkeep instructions.

Have A Question? Your Dealer Can Help.

Whether you’re doing maintenance for your compact excavator, diagnosing and fixing issues, looking for parts or just need help solving a problem, your local Bobcat dealer is ready to help you get your machine running again and get you back to work.