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 Fuel Diesel 
Turbocharged Engine yes
Engine Cooling Liquid 
Horsepower 55 hp

L65 Key Specifications

Horsepower 55 hp
Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket (Articulated) 2,618 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Forks (Articulated) 3,172 lb
Auxiliary Std Flow 19.8 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 Weight 9944 lb
Pump Capacity 19.8 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 Weight 9944 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 Capacity 19.8 gal/min
Auxiliary Std Flow 19.8 gal/min


Fuel Tank 20.8 gal

Drive System

Drive Type 2-speed hydrostatic with Advanced Attachment Control


Operator Canopy Optional 
Mechanical Susp Seat Standard 
Joystick Control Standard 
Keyless Ignition Standard 
Hour Meter Standard 
Travel Foot Pedal Standard 
Front and Rear Work Lights Standard 
Rotating Flashing Beacon Optional 
Turn Signals Standard 
Auxiliary Hydraulics Standard
Glow Plug Engine Preheat Standard 
Hydrostatic Transmission Standard
Two Speed Travel Standard 
Backup Alarm Standard 
Lift Arm Lockout with Manual Bypass Standard 
OICS System Standard 
Seat Switch Standard 
Side Mirrors Right and Left Standard 
Enclosed Operator Cab w HVAC Standard 
Air Ride Susp Seat Not Applicable 
Keyed Ignition Optional 
Speedometer Standard 
Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel Standard 
Cup Holders Standard 
Road Lights Standard 
Four Way Flasher Standard 
Advanced Attachment Control Standard
Engine Derate Standard 
High Flow Not Applicable 
Tilt Lock Out Standard 
Z Bar Linkage Standard 
Horn Standard 
Lift-Arm Support Standard 
Rear View Camera Optional 
Side Mirrors Right and Left Standard 


Length with Standard Bucket 218 in
Width (with bucket) 74.8 in
Turning Radius Outside 169.2 in
Wheelbase 82.7 in
Oscillation Angle
Ground Clearance 11.3 in
Rollback Angle 55°
Wheel Tread 55.5 in
Width (over tires) 69.7 in
Inside Turning Radius w Bucket 2000 mm
Outside Turning Radius w Forks 4591 mm
Articulation Angle 40° 
Dump Angle @ Maximum Height 45° 
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin 10.58 ft
Tire Size 365/70 R18 

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