Bobcat’s MT85 has a 35% higher rated operating capacity (ROC) than prior mini track loader iterations — rated at 850 pounds — to lift, carry and dump materials. MT85 operators can lift materials higher with an increase of 12% in lift height. For hard digging conditions, the lift arm breakout force has been increased by 29% from the smaller MT55 mini track loader.

The MT85 is designed with dual ISO joystick controls. The loader’s drive function is controlled by the left-hand joystick. The right-hand joystick controls the loader’s lift and tilt functions.

An operator presence /safety pedal regulates the auxiliary hydraulic flow for use with approved attachments. The pedal must be engaged when the operator is using an attachment with detent hydraulic flow, such as trenching, snowblowing, digging holes with an augerm, or pushing /sweeping material with an angle broom.

Another performance benefit of the new ride-on platform is a higher forward travel speed of 4 mph — an increase of 23% — and 2.3 mph when operating in reverse.

Bobcat MT85 mini track loader operators can easily access the engine compartment for routine maintenance. The loader’s drivetrain, service points, and cooling package remain the same as the smaller MT55 mini track loader, making it easy for prior Bobcat mini track loader operators to easily identify and service routine maintenance items.

The MT85 can turn within its tracks, with minimal turf damage, to complete projects where larger machines can’t fit. Owners can choose between two widths — 36 inches with narrow tracks or 44 inches with wide tracks — to best match their application.

QuickLook: MT85 mini track loader

Rated operating capacity: 850 lb. (385kg)

Engine: 25 hp Tier 4-compliant diesel (18,6 kW)

Lift height to hinge pin: 80.9 in. (2056 mm)

Operating weight: 3110 lb. (1410 kg)

Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 12 gpm (45,2 L/min.)


  • 36 inches with bucket (narrow tracks)
  • 44 inches with bucket (wide tracks)

Maximum forward travel speed: 4 mph (6,4 k/hr.)

Maximum reverse travel speed: 2.3 mph (3,7 k/hr.)

Ground clearance: 8 in. (203 mm)

Ground pressure: 3.5 psi (wide tracks); 4.9 psi (narrow tracks)