Bobcat 463 Specsby Brandon Zavala
The Bobcat 463 was produced during from 2001 through 2008 and eventually was replaced by the Bobcat S70. The Bobcat 463 was known for its ability to pull off space-restricted jobs and tasks. The compact loader was able to work in places where larger construction equipment would not fit. In addition, the Bobcat 463 was capable of replacing manual labor as a fast, compact and efficient means of digging, grading land and tilling soil.
Engine and Operations
The Bobcat 463 had a 1.0-liter 22.5 horsepower Kubota D1005-E engine with three cylinders. The 463 engine took diesel fuel and had a displacement of 61.1 cubic inches. The Bobcat 463 had a hydrostatic, four-wheel drive transmission. The hydraulics on the Bobcat 463 were able to lower and lift the arms and bucket. Two hand levers controlled the Bobcat 463’s speed and steering.
The Bobcat 463 had a rated operating capacity of 700 pounds, a tipping capacity of 1,405 pounds and an operating weight of 2,708 pounds. The Bobcat 463 could reach 6.5 mph and used 5.7 inch by 12-inch standard tires. The Bobcat also had a hydraulic pump capacity of 10 gallons per minute to move the variety of attachments, including a utility grapple, snow blower and buckets.
The Bobcat 463's length with the bucket attachment was 100.8 inches and the length without the bucket attachment was 75.5 inches. The width of the Bobcat 463 was 35.4 inches without a bucket attachment and 36 inches was the width with a bucket attachment. The height of the Bobcat was 71.4 inches and height to bucket hinge pin was 94.5 inches. The Bobcat turning radius was 61.3 inches and it had a wheelbase of 28.4 inches.
Features, Options and Accessories
The Bobcat had a variety of features, including front lights, rear lights, an operator cab, front auxiliary hydraulics and lift arm support. It also had options from a reverse alarm, a cab heater, key-less start kit, rotating beacon, a suspension seat and a top window. The attachments for the 463 varied from an angle broom, backhoe, breaker, bucket, pallet fork, snow blower, trencher and a utility fork.