The Murieta Equestrian Center is situated on over 120 acres and is comprised of 2 indoor arenas, measuring 60,000 square feet and 25,000 square feet, 4 outdoor arenas, a well groomed and maintained cross-country course, 500 plus stalls, and recreational vehicle spaces with full hookups.
The facility is home to over 40 scheduled events every year. Needless to say, there is a lot of work to be done around the property. From cleaning stalls to sweeping asphalt. Hauling pallets of shavings to hauling fences, there is no shortage of chores. Like many facilities, Murieta Equestrian Center struggled with the cost and maintenance of many different pieces of machinery to accomplish all the work around the center. In the end, they found the Bobcat Toolcat and couldn’t be happier with the flexibility of the machine.
The Toolcat 5600 is a two-person utility vehicle that comes equipped with four-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, independent suspension, a 2,000-pound capacity cargo box with hydraulic dump, hydrostatic drive system, 18 mph maximum travel speed, 17-foot turning diameter, front- and rear-mounted attachments, and an enclosed cab with optional heating and air conditioning.
The Bobcat Toolcat utility work machine gives the center all the best features of a pickup truck, tractor, skid-steer loader and utility vehicle in one very versatile machine. This machine is not your average UTV, it is an incredibly versatile and heavy-duty work tool. The Toolcat is the Swiss Army knife of work machines.
The Toolcat is a compact workhorse that is packed with features. It is the first loader to offer four-wheel independent suspension. Each wheel travels independently so the wheels stay in contact with the ground over bumps and through ditches. The independent suspension keeps the frame isolated from the wheels which lessens movement of the attachment in bumpy terrain and increases comfort for driver and passenger.
The machine is highly maneuverable, because it has 4-wheel steering. The Toolcat can turn in a 17.5-ft. circle! A 2-speed hydrostatic drive system can be shifted on the fly to the top speed of 18 mph. A suspension system with coil springs and shock absorbers improves the ride quality and allows for wheel travel which helps keep all the tires on the ground for maximum pushing force.
The long list of 40+ attachments is what really gives the Toolcat its versatility: You can get a mower, angle broom, box blade, auger, bucket, pallet forks, trencher, tiller, utility grapple, land plane, snow blade, V-plow, snow blower and more. With Bobcat’s proprietary Bob-Tach change system, switching these pieces is quick and easy. There’s no comparison to the conventional 3-point hitch system common to many tractors. Because the attachments are all mounted in the front, work visibility is excellent.
In the back, you get a dump box that can haul a 1-ton load, as well as a 2-inch hitch receiver system for hauling large trailers. The Toolcat utility work machine can comfortably transport two people, haul all their tools and definitely get the job done in less trips.
Bob-Tach Attachment Mounting System
With 40+ front mounted attachments that can be added to the front arm, having an easy way to switch between attachments is paramount. Bobcat was the innovator several decades ago, and with just a few minor changes, the design has remained the same all this time.
Lift 1,500 pounds seven feet high with the front-mounted lift arm. The more than 40 front-mounted attachments give you a direct, comfortable view of your work, unlike a tractor where most of your attachments are rear mounted and require you to turn around to seem. Plus, the Toolcat 5600 attachments can be changed in less than a minute – no tools required.
Haul 2,000 pounds of materials, tools and supplies in the hydraulic dump cargo box and unload in just seconds, without leaving the cab. The 5600 can haul more payload than a half-ton pickup truck. The passenger seat allows you to save time and gas by not having to drive a second vehicle to two-person jobs.
Tow 4,000 pounds with the two inch standard receiver hitch. The Toolcat 5600 transports two passengers and has towing and cargo box capacities comparable to most half-ton pickups. The hydrostatic braking system and multi-disc wet brakes give you confidence when towing. The hydrostatic traction control (HTC) system, along with four-wheel drive gives you the power to travel through the toughest soil conditions with ease.
With cold winters and hot summers, the optional enclosed cab with heat, air conditioning and filtered air make the Toolcat a very comfortable platform to perform work around the Murieta Equestrian Center.
The Toolcat 5600 may well be the perfect single machine for large equestrian centers, farms, ranches and homeowners with acreage . You get a tractor, utility vehicle, loader and recreational vehicle all rolled into a single all-terrain, diesel-powered package.
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