This is the Bobcat M444 M500 M600 M610 Workshop Service Repair Manual for Bobcat M444 M500 M600 M610 model skid steer loaders. This is just like the original factory paper manual made for Bobcat M444 M500 M600 M610 model skid steer loaders; the only difference this one is not paper, and doesnt need to be shipped!
Like the paper manual, it has many sections that are neatly organized in Adobe Acrobat, and bookmarked for quick referencing. There are tons of illustrations, specifications, pictures, step-by-step instructions, special tool info etc.
Service Repair WorkShop Manual 350-Pages, 9-Sections
This manual covers model M444 M500 M600 M610 Bobcat skid steer loaders.
Zoom it, print it, save it, close it. Print a few pages at a time, as you need; no need to lug that bulky binder around anymore! No need to worry about stained, torn or missing pages. Each section is indexed for fast & easy referencing. Each section covers a different area of the machine:
DIESEL ENGINE SERVICE
– DEUTZ ENGINE SERVICE (F2L410)
– PETTER ENGINE SERVICE (BA2R)
DRIVE SYSTEM SERVICE
ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE (RELIANCE)
GASOLINE & LP ENGINE SERVICE
– KOHLER ENGINE SERVICE (K662)
– ONAN ENGINE SERVICE (SUPER CCK)
– WISCONSIN ENGINE SERVICE (VF4D)
GENERAL SERVICE INFORMATION
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM SERVICE
SERVICE MANUAL UPDATE SUPPLEMENT
– HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
– ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
– ENGINE SERVICE
– TROUBLESHOOTING GASOLINE & LP ENGINES
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The first three wheeled, front end loader was invented by brothers Cyril and Louis Keller (manufacturer) in Rothsay, Minnesota, in 1957. The Kellers built the loader to help a local farmer automate the process of cleaning turkey manure from his barns. Their lightweight and compact machine, with its rear caster wheel, was able to turn around within its own length, zero turn radius, while performing the same tasks as a larger conventional front end loader.
Melroe Manufacturing Company of Gwinner, N.D., purchased the rights to the Keller loader in 1958 and hired the Kellers to continue refining their invention. As a result of this partnership between the Melroe brothers and the Keller brothers, the M-200 Melroe self propelled loader was introduced at the end of 1958. It featured two independent front drive wheels and a rear caster wheel, a 12.9hp engine and a 750 lb. lift capacity.
Two years later they replaced the caster wheel with a rear axle and introduced the M-400, the first four wheel, skid steer loader. It quickly became the Melroe Bobcat. The term Bobcat is frequently used today as a generic term for any brand of skid steer loader. The M-440 was powered by a 15.5hp engine and had an 1100 lb. rated operating capacity. Skid steer development continued at Melroe into the mid 1960s with the M-600 loader.
In 1962 while looking for a catchier name than Melroe Self Propelled Loader, the Melroes hire Gould, Brown & Bickett advertising agency to give their machine a whole new brand identity. During a one day meeting at the agency office in Minneapolis, Melroes advertising manager Sylvan Melroe and Lynn Bickett together created the name and color scheme.
Sylvan Melroe brings a list of animal names the company has been considering as possibilities for a new name for the loader. Melroe and Bickett use a dictionary to look up the animal names during the meeting. The dictionary defines a bobcat as tough, quick and agile, attributes that perfectly describe the loader. The Bobcat brand is born.
At the same time while talking about the industries that use the loader, Melroe mentions dairy farming. The sparkling white, grade A pure reputation of the dairy industry inspires Bickett to suggest changing the existing red and yellow color of the loader to white.
In 1969 Melroe Manufacturing Company is purchased by the Clark Equipment Company and becomes the Melroe Division of Clark Equipment Company. Then in 1995 Ingersoll Rand purchases Clark Equipment Company, and its Melroe division including the Bobcat brand. Bobcat remained under the ownership of Ingersoll Rand until 2007, when Japanese based Doosan Infracore purchases the Bobcat Company from Ingersoll Rand. Since then Bobcat operates as an individual business of Doosan Infracore International, a United States subsidiary of Doosan Infracore in Japan.
Today Bobcat has about 1,000 dealers located in 90 countries worldwide; their dealers provide a range compact industrial and construction equipment throughout the world.
Bobcat skid steer loaders are unchallenged as the most popular brand on the market. In February of 2001, Bobcat produced the 500,000th skid steer loader. It took approximately 43 years to reach 500,000 skid steer loaders, and just seven years for Bobcat to produce another 250,000 skid steer loaders. Bobcats 750,000th skid steer loader, a model S205, was manufactured at the Bobcat facility in Gwinner, N.D. in August of 2008. This demonstrates the popularity and demand for that product by a wide range of customers. Today Bobcat offers 12 models of skid steer loaders. The smallest is the S70, with a 700 pound rated operating capacity; the largest is the S330, with a 3,300 pound rated operating capacity.
In 1970 the Bob Tach (BobTach) quick change attachment system is introduced. The system allows operators to quickly and effortlessly change attachments without tools, and to enable the machine to perform multiple functions. The Bob Tach system has been redesigned, upgraded and improved throughout the years and is used many times a day on Bobcat skid steer, all wheel steer, compact track and mini track loaders, as well as the Toolcat utility work machine.
The conventional bucket of many skid loaders can be replaced with a variety of specialized buckets or attachments, many powered by the loaders hydraulic system. These include a backhoe, hydraulic breaker, pallet forks, angle broom, sweeper, auger, lawn mower, snow blower, stump grinder, tree spade, trencher, dumping hopper, ripper, tillers, grapple, tilt, roller, snow blade, wheel saw, cement mixer, and a wood chipper.
Many manufacturers have manufactured their variation of skid steer loader, including: John Deere, Case, JLG, JCB, New Holland, Gehl, Mustang, ASV, Caterpillar and more. (for more information see the book – Bobcat: Fifty Years of Opportunity 19582008 – by Marty Padgett available at your local Bobcat dealer). The Bobcat skid steer loaders included in this service workshop repair manual are M444 M500 M600 M610.