Well yes, and no. Plent of people in the plant and equipment space in Perth, which is the birth place of the industry, argue this point all the time. Bobcat - is the name of a manufacturer of skid-steer loaders, that would likely have the largest market share in this class of machines in Australia. But a skid-steer loader is, in fact, the actual name of the machine and Bobcat is a brand of skid-steer loader. This subject is a real hot button issue for a lot of people.
There are two types of skid-steer loaders, principally speaking - the first is a posi-track, a small loader mounted on a set of small tracks. These machines are agile, but best applied on loose aggregates or wet materials. Alternatively, you might be needing a wheeled skid-steer loader for hire in Perth, which means you have a job where the machine needs to get into tighter space, or work on firmer ground.
Most of the manufacturers of skid-steer loaders, such as Caterpillar and Case, dislike the fact that people both from the industry call these machines Bobcats. But at iSeekplant - its important that we call our machine categories something that is commonly searched for on the net, and commonly understood amongst people who have an earthworks requirement in Western Australia.
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