Bobcat S450 Specs: Skid Steer Loader Features and Performance


The Bobcat S450 skid steer loader is a part of the M3-series.


Bobcat S450 Specs

Engine Specs

  • Power: 49.0 hp
  • Max Speed: 9.2 mph
  • Fuel Tank: 14.2 gal Diesel

The Bobcat S450 supplies 49 hp through the diesel engine.

With this power it can reach a max speed of 9.2 mph in the optional 2 speed travel. The S450 requires diesel fuel and has a 14.2 gal gas tank.


  • Tipping Capacity: 2,740 lbs
  • Rated Operating Capacity (50%): 1,370 lbs
  • ROC (with 200 lb counterweight): 1,430 lbs

The Bobcat S450 has an operating capacity of 1,370 lbs but can be increased to 1,430 lbs with a 200 lb counterweight. The tipping capacity is 2,740 lbs.

Weight Specs

  • Operating Weight: 5,370 lbs

The Bobcat S450 weighs 5,370 lbs. This is important if you plan to transport this vehicle; you must know the weight in order to insure a trailer and truck that can support this weight.


  • Height: 77.8 in
  • Width w/bucket: 62 in
  • Width: 58.6
  • Length w/o attachment: 98.4 in
  • Length w/bucket: 124.9 in
  • Reach at Max Height: 20.8 in
  • Turning Radius: 76.4 in
  • Wheelbase: 35.4 in

Knowing the height of you vehicle is important as well because you need to understand how it can maneuver and fit either during transportation or on site.

The Bobcat S450 is 77.8 inches high, 62 inches wide, and 124.9 inches long with a standard bucket.

It can reach out 20.8 inches at the max weight.


Interior Design

The interior design of the S450 is fairly simple. There is not too many special features in this skid steer. This loader has the standard foot pedals and steering levers for main controls.

There is the ability to upgrade to the Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) or the radio remote control.

For the operator there is a mechanism suspension seat. And for additional comfort, you can opt to add a heated/air conditioned cab or sound reduction package.

You may be able to also add a radio in the system as well as a delux panel.

Performance Design

The S450 comes standard with the trademarked BICS (Bobcat Interlock Control System) which connects the system, seat bar, valve and traction.

There are only front and rear lights to help with operation during early mornings and late nights.

And for added protection of the operator and equipment it is ROPS and FOPS approved.


The process of changing the attachments is very easy using the standard Bob-Tach mounting system. The entire process of swapping an attachment takes only about a minute with this mounting system. You may upgrade to a Power Bob-tach system.

A fingertip auxiliary hydraulics control and pressure release hydraulic quick couplers come standard.

The Bobcat S450 comes with a range of attachments which can be seen in the list below.

Compatible Attachments

3 Point Adapter

  • 3 pt Hitch, Category I & II

Angle Broom

  • 52″ Angle Broom
  • 64″ Angle Broom
  • 68″ Angle Broom

Asphalt Spreader

  • SAS 200 Soil and Asphalt Spreader


  • 10 Auger Drive Unit
  • 15C Auger Drive Unit
  • 15H Auger Drive Unit
  • 30C Auger Drive Unit
  • 30H Auger Drive Unit


  • 7BH Backhoe

Brushcat Rotary Cutter

  • 54″ Brushcat (50cc)
  • 66″ Brushcat (Std Flow)


  • 62″ Combination Bucket
  • 56″ Heavy Duty Bucket
  • 62″ Heavy Duty Bucket
  • 68″ Light Material Bucket
  • 62″ Rock Bucket
  • 68″ Rock Bucket
  • 56″ Standard Duty Bucket
  • 62″ Standard Duty Bucket
  • 68″ Standard Duty Bucket


  • 5A Chipper, Standard Flow


  • 25″ Digger
  • 30″ Digger
  • 36″ Digger

Dozer Blade

  • 80″ Dozer Blade, 6-way


  • Grader 84″


  • 62″ Industrial Grapple
  • 66″ Industrial Fork Grapple (w/7 Tines)
  • 68″ Industrial Bucket Grapple
  • 55″ Utility Grapple

Hydraulic Breaker

  • HB880 Hydraulic Breaker with Nail Point
  • HB980 Hydraulic Breaker with Nail Point


  • 72″ Landplane
  • 78″ Landplane


  • 72″ Mower

Nitrogen Breaker

  • NB150 Nitrogen Breaker with Nail Point
  • NB160 Nitrogen Breaker with Nail Point

Pallet Fork

  • 2.5K Standard Duty Pallet Fork Frame
  • 48″ Hydraulic Pallet Fork
  • 4K Heavy Duty Pallet Fork Frame
  • 5.5K Severe Duty Pallet Fork Frame


  • 14″ Planer, Standard Flow

Seeder 3pt Implement

  • 72″ Seeder

Snow Blade

  • 60″ Snow Blade
  • 72″ Snow Blade
  • 84″ Snow Blade
  • 86″ Snow Blade- Heavy Duty

Snow Pusher

  • Snow Pusher Pro, 6 ft
  • Snow Pusher, 8 ft

Snow V-Blade

  • 72″ Snow V-Blade
  • 60″ Snow V-Blade, 7 pin
  • 84″ Snow V-Blade


  • Snow Blower 32X60
  • Snow Blower 32X74
  • Snow Blower 32X80

Soil Conditioner

  • Soil Conditioner, 72 in Hydraulic Angle and Depth
  • Soil Conditioner, 72 in Manual


  • HS8 Spreader


  • Rotary Tiller, 62 in

Stump Grinder

  • SG 30 Stump Grinder


  • Rotary Tiller, 40 in


  • Trencher LT213
  • Trencher LT313

Utility Fork

  • 54″ Utility Fork, 7 teeth
  • 60″ Utility Fork, 8 teeth
  • 66″ Utility Fork, 9 teeth

Vibratory Roller

  • 48″ Vibratory Roller w/Padded Drum
  • 48″ Vibratory Roller w/Smooth Drum


  • Brush Saw
  • Concrete Mixer
  • Landscape Rake
  • Bale Fork
  • Packer Wheel
  • Front Mount Scarifier
  • Scraper
  • Sod Layer
  • Tilt-Tatch accessory
  • Trench Compactor

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