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Bobcat 843 Specifications

by Cathel Hutchison

The 843 Skidsteer is a rigid-framed vehicle manufactured by Bobcat and equipped with lifting arms, designed for a variety of small scale tasks, such as pallet lifting and excavation. The vehicle can be equipped with a variety of attachments, depending on its intended use. The lifting arms in a Skidsteer are located on either side of the driver. The Bobcat 843 was in production between 1984 and 1992.

General Specs

The Bobcat 843 Skidsteer is equipped with a universal skid steer quick hitch, which enables the owner to connect a wide range of skid steer attachment to the loader, such as: buckets, grapple buckets, Harley rakes, four-in-one buckets, hydraulic augers, pallet forks, trenchers, sweepers, brush cutters and stump grinders. If the Bobcat 843 is equipped with the optional high-flow feature, then more powerful attachments can be equipped.

Engine Specs

The 843 Skidsteer is equipped with a Perkins diesel engine, which possesses a displacement of 153.9 cubic inches (2.5 liters). The engine has four cylinders, and is able to produce a peak power output of 54 hp. The engine utilizes a liquid cooling system to prevent overheating.

Performance Specs

The Bobcat 843 has a rated operation capacity of 1,700 lbs. Its bucket has a capacity 11.5 cubic feet, measuring 60 inches in width. The 843 has a tipping load of 3,400 lbs and a pumping capacity of 15.5 GPM.

Dimensions, Weight and Tire Specs

The 843 Skidsteer has a length of 131.4 inches, a width of 62.4 inches and a height of 80.4 inches. It has a height to the bucket hinge pin of 119.6 inches, a reach at maximum height of 24.7 inches and a wheel base of 38.6 inches. It has an operational weight of 6,185 lbs. In addition, it comes with front and rear tires that measure 8.25 inches by 15 inches.

Additional Features

The Bobcat 843 comes equipped with an enclosed cab which is equipped with both heating and air conditioning.

About the Author

Cathel Hutchison began editing and writing in 2007 and has worked with various institutions and publishers, including editing courses for the Open University and captioning for the cultural archive "Am Baile." Hutchison holds a Master of Letters in history from the University of Aberdeen and a Master of Arts in American studies from the University of Edinburgh.

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