Bobcat L65 Specs, Weight, Price & Review

Popular in the 1980s and 1990s, the Bobcat L65 is a small skid steer loader. Although it’s been taken out of production for good, you can still come across one in use.

The Bobcat L65 has been lauded by many who have used it for its reliability and adaptability; it can dig, grade, and move materials, among other things. They say it rides well and the controls are easy to use.

However, some customers have also complained about the Bobcat L65’s potential for malfunctions and high maintenance needs. In addition, the machine’s hydraulic system has been criticized for being sluggish to react and prone to leaks by a few customers.

The Bobcat L65 is a powerful and dependable equipment, but it may need more upkeep and repairs than a brand new one.

Bobcat L65

Bobcat L65 Features & Benefits


  • Impressive Lifting Capabilities
  • Electronic Hydrostatic Transmission (E-HST)
  • Bobcat Engine
  • Automatic Parking Brake with Slope Assist
  • Pushing Power
  • Z-Bar Linkage
  • 2-Speed Control


  • Spacious, Pressurized Cab
  • Seat-Mounted Joystick
  • Standard Display Screen
  • Optimal Visibility
  • Fingertip Controls
  • Heat and Air-Conditioned Cab


  • Advanced Attachment Control Mode
  • Attachment Control Device
  • Continuous Hydraulic Flow with Dual Detent
  • Power Bob-Tach System
  • Standard High-Flow Hydraulics (L85)


  • Machine Protection
  • Sealed Electrical Connectors
  • Non-PDF, Tier 4 Solution
  • Side-By-Side Cooling System


  • Expansive Service Access
  • Centralized Grease Points
  • Standard Display
  • 2.4 L Bobcat Engine
  • MachineIQ Ready

Bobcat L65 Key Specifications

  • Horsepower. 55 hp.
  • Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Straight) 3,133 lb.
  • Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Articulated) 2,618 lb.
  • Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Straight) 3,759 lb.
  • Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Articulated) 3,172 lb.
  • Operating Weight. …
  • Auxiliary Std Flow. …
  • Pump Capacity.

Bobcat L65 Price

Price: $91,499 (APPROX)

Bobcat L65 Weight

Weight: 9944 lb

Bobcat L65 Horsepower

Horsepower: 55 hp

Bobcat L65 Specifications


Emissions Tier (EPA)Tier 4 
Engine FuelDiesel 
Turbocharged Engineyes
Engine CoolingLiquid 
Horsepower55 hp

L65 Key Specifications

Horsepower55 hp
Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Articulated)2,618 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Articulated)3,172 lb
Auxiliary Std Flow19.8 gal/min
Width (over tires)69.7 in
Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Straight)3,133 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Straight)3,759 lb
Operating Weight9944 lb
Pump Capacity19.8 gal/min


Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Straight)3,133 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Straight)3,759 lb
Tipping Capacity with Bucket (Straight)6,266 lb
Operating Weight9944 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Articulated)2,618 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Articulated)3,172 lb
Tipping Capacity with Bucket (Articulated)5,236 lb

Hydraulic System

Pump Capacity19.8 gal/min
Auxiliary Std Flow19.8 gal/min


Fuel Tank20.8 gal

Drive System

Drive Type2-speed hydrostatic with Advanced Attachment Control


Operator CanopyOptional 
Mechanical Susp SeatStandard 
Joystick ControlStandard 
Keyless IgnitionStandard 
Hour MeterStandard 
Travel Foot PedalStandard 
Front and Rear Work LightsStandard 
Rotating Flashing BeaconOptional 
Turn SignalsStandard 
Auxiliary HydraulicsStandard
Glow Plug Engine PreheatStandard 
Hydrostatic TransmissionStandard
Two Speed TravelStandard 
Backup AlarmStandard 
Lift Arm Lockout with Manual BypassStandard 
OICS SystemStandard 
Seat SwitchStandard 
Side Mirrors Right and LeftStandard 
Enclosed Operator Cab w HVACStandard 
Air Ride Susp SeatNot Applicable 
Keyed IgnitionOptional 
Tilt and Telescoping Steering WheelStandard 
Cup HoldersStandard 
Road LightsStandard 
Four Way FlasherStandard 
Advanced Attachment ControlStandard
Engine DerateStandard 
High FlowNot Applicable 
Tilt Lock OutStandard 
Z Bar LinkageStandard 
Lift-Arm SupportStandard 
Rear View CameraOptional 
Side Mirrors Right and LeftStandard 


Length with Standard Bucket218 in
Width (with bucket)74.8 in
Turning Radius Outside169.2 in
Wheelbase82.7 in
Oscillation Angle
Ground Clearance11.3 in
Rollback Angle55°
Wheel Tread55.5 in
Width (over tires)69.7 in
Inside Turning Radius w Bucket2000 mm
Outside Turning Radius w Forks4591 mm
Articulation Angle40° 
Dump Angle @ Maximum Height45° 
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin10.58 ft
Tire Size365/70 R18 

Bobcat L65 Review 

The Bobcat L65 is a compact wheel loader known for its reliability, durability, and versatility. It’s powered by a 74-horsepower motor and is rated to operate at a capacity of 3500 pounds. The L65 also features a large lifting height, 12 feet 1 inch, which makes it suitable for a range of purposes, including landscaping construction, landscaping, and snow removal.

For a full review, please check this YouTube video Here.

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