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Bobcat 553

Bobcat 553 specs
TypeSkid steer loader
Lift DesignVertical
Years Made2005-2007

Operating Specifications

Horsepower25.0 HP18.6 kW
Lifting Capacity (35% Tipping)650 lbs294.8 kg
Lifting Capacity (50% Tipping)950 lbs430.9 kg
Operating Weight3704 lbs1680.1 kg
Tipping Load1905 lbs864.1 kg
Lift Breakout Force1600 lbs725.7 kg
Tilt Breakout Force2200 lbs997.9 kg
Max. Travel Speed6.4 mph10.3 km

Cycle Time

Raise Lift Arms3.7 sec.
Lower Lift Arms2.6 sec.
Bucket Rollback2.0 sec.
Bucket Dump2.3 sec.

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow11.0 GPM41.6 LPM
Relief Pressure3000 psi206.8 Bar
Optional FlowN/A
Hydraulic Capacity4.0 gal15.1 L
What years did Bobcat make the 553?

A Bobcat 553 was produced from 2005 to 2007.

How much can a Bobcat 553 lift?

553 Bobcat lift 950 lbs.

How many horsepower is a 553 Bobcat?

The Bobcat 553 has 25 horsepower.

How much does a Bobcat 553 weight?

The Bobcat 553 weighs 950 pounds.

What is the engine in the Bobcat 553?

The Bobcat 553 is powered by a Kubota D1005-B engine.

How much oil does the Bobcat 553 hold?

The Bobcat 553 has a one-gallon oil capacity.

Engine Specs

EmissionsTier 3
Rated Speed3000 RPM
Torque Power2000 RPM
CombustionSpherical type
Compression Ratio22.1
Firing Order1-2-3
Gross Power26.5 HP19.8 kW
Net Power25.0 HP18.6 kW
Displacement68.5 cu. in.1122 cc
Bore3.0 in.7.6 cm
Stroke2.9 in.7.4 cm
Peak Torque44.7 ft-lb60.6 N∙m
Coolant Capacity
Engine Oil Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity10.0 gal37.9 L


Height72.5 in.184.2 cm
Bucket Hinge Pin103.7 in.263.4 cm
Width47.0 in.119.4 cm
Length107.3 in.272.5 cm
Dump Height82.0 in.208.3 cm
Dump Reach12.3 in.31.2 cm
Ground Clearance6.9 in.17.5 cm
Dump Angle42°
Rollback Angle27°
Departure Angle24°

Tire Size

Front23 x 8.5-15
Rear23 x 8.5-15

Bobcat 553 Review


The Bobcat 553 loaders are capable of producing quality work in confined spaces. Despite the fact that it does not possess a particularly high level of power, it is incredibly helpful for work on a personal level and in business dealings involving a smaller scale.

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