Bobcat 542B Specs, Weight, Price & Review

Bobcat 542B Specs, Weight, Price & Review

Compact and widely used during the ’80s and ’90s, the Bobcat 542B was a skid steer loader. It’s been discontinued, but you could still come across a few of these in use.

The Bobcat 542B has been lauded by many who have used it for its reliability and adaptability; it can dig, grade, and move materials, among other things. Some riders have also noted the machine’s quiet operation and user-friendly controls.

Some customers have also voiced concerns about the Bobcat 542B’s potential for malfunctions and high maintenance needs. Moreover, the machine’s hydraulic system has been criticized for being sluggish to respond and prone to leaks by a few customers.

The Bobcat 542B is widely regarded as a competent and dependable equipment, albeit it may need more upkeep and repairs than more recent versions.

Bobcat 542B

Bobcat 542B Price

Price: USD $4,500.00(APPROX)

Bobcat 542B Weight

Weight: 3380 lb

 Bobcat 542B Horsepower

Horsepower: 25 hp

Bobcat 542B Specifications


Engine CoolingLiquid 
Horsepower25 hp
Engine FuelGasoline 
Turbocharged EngineN/A 

542B Key Specifications

Horsepower25 hp
Operating Weight3380 lb
Rated Operating Capacity (ISO)800 lb
Auxiliary High Flow8 gal/min 


Tipping Load1695 lb
Rated Operating Capacity (ISO)800 lb
Operating Weight3380 lb


Length106.6 in
Height72.5 in
Reach @ Maximum Height18 in
Width49.4 in
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin102.5 in
Wheelbase31.1 in

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary High Flow8 gal/min 


BICS System (Interlock)Not Applicable
Auxiliary HydraulicsOptional 
Operating LightsOptional 
Bob-Tach Attachment SystemStandard

Bobcat 542B Review 

Bobcat 542B is a small skid-steer loader known for its dependability, flexibility, and ease of use. It’s powered by a gasoline engine and comes with an operating weight of 800 lbs. The 542B is fitted with a standard 2-speed hydrostatic transmission that provides fluid and responsive control. It also comes with an operator’s seat that is comfortable with simple-to-use controls and great visibility.For a full review, please check this YouTube video Here.

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