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Bobcat 853

Bobcat 853 specs
TypeSkid steer loader
Lift DesignVertical
Years Made1990-1996

Operating Specifications

Horsepower62.0 HP46.2 kW
Lifting Capacity (35% Tipping)1150 lbs521.6 kg
Lifting Capacity (50% Tipping)1700 lbs771.1 kg
Operating Weight6500 lbs2948.4 kg
Tipping Load3400 lbs1542.2 kg
Lift Breakout Force
Tilt Breakout Force
Max. Travel Speed6.3 mph10.1 km

Cycle Time

Raise Lift Arms3.9 sec.
Lower Lift Arms3.4 sec.
Bucket Rollback1.9 sec.
Bucket Dump2.2 sec.

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow18.0 GPM68.1 LPM
Relief Pressure2750 psi189.6 Bar
Optional Flow24.0 GPM90.8 LPM
Hydraulic Capacity8.0 gal30.3 L
What years was the Bobcat 853 made?

Bobcat 853 was produced from 1990 to 1996.

How many horsepower is a 853 Bobcat?

Bobcat 853 has 62 HP.

How much does an 853 Bobcat weight?

The Bobcat 853 has a weight of 6,500 pounds.

Does a Bobcat 853 have high flow?

The Bobcat 853 has a 24 GPM high flow.

What engine is in a Bobcat 853?

The Bobcat 853 is powered by an Isuzu 4JB1 PK–03 engine.

What is the Bobcat 853’s oil capacity?

The Bobcat 853 has a 2.0-gallon oil capacity.

Engine Specs

Model4JB1 PK–03
Rated Speed2600 RPM
Torque Power1600 RPM
CombustionDirect injection
Compression Ratio18.2:1
Firing Order1-3-4-2
Gross Power62.0 HP46.2 kW
Net Power58.0 HP43.3 kW
Displacement169 cu. in.2769 cc
Bore3.7 in.9.3 cm
Stroke4.0 in.10.2 cm
Peak Torque176 ft-lb238.6 N∙m
Coolant Capacity5.5 gal20.8 L
Engine Oil Capacity2.0 gal7.6 L
Fuel Tank Capacity25.1 gal95.0 L


Height80.9 in.205.5 cm
Bucket Hinge Pin119.6 in.303.7 cm
Width60.9 in.154.7 cm
Length128.5 in.326.4 cm
Dump Height93.1 in.236.5 cm
Dump Reach23.0 in.58.4 cm
Ground Clearance8.0 in.20.4 cm
Dump Angle40°
Rollback Angle26°
Departure Angle30°

Tire Size


Bobcat 853 Review


I've heard that users of the Bobcat 853 are experiencing issues with the engine and lifting. If you could find one without issues and for under $5500, it might be a good deal. Also, the Bobcat 863 is a good alternative model.

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