Troubleshooting Bobcat Machinery with Advanced Diagnostic Tools

Operating heavy machinery can be a challenge when something goes wrong. Thankfully, Bobcat has a line of high-tech diagnostic tools to accurately pinpoint issues and get your equipment back up and running.

In this comprehensive guide , we’ll cover key details about Bobcat’s industry-leading diagnostic systems to help you understand how they work and how implementing them can benefit your operations.

The Importance of Diagnostic Tools for Bobcat Machinery

Advanced diagnostics play an essential role in any fleet maintenance program. When an issue arises with a Bobcat loader, excavator, utility vehicle or other machine, being able to quickly diagnose the problem reduces costly downtime.

Troubleshooting Bobcat Machinery

Bobcat’s certified dealers have access to the company’s exclusive line of Doosan-powered diagnostic tools for fast, accurate troubleshooting. These tools interface directly with the Bobcat machine’s computer to retrieve diagnostic trouble codes and critical performance data.

Benefits of Using Bobcat Diagnostic Systems

  1. Identify issues accurately – Bobcat diagnostic tools pinpoint potential issues down to the specific fault code to eliminate guesswork.
  2. Reduce diagnostic time – Advanced diagnostics provide instant data for faster troubleshooting compared to manual methods.
  3. Cut downtime – By getting to the root of problems quicker, issues can be resolved to get equipment back operating sooner.
  4. Track machine history – Digital records of past diagnostic sessions help identify recurring problems.
  5. Ensure proper repairs – Technicians have the necessary data to make correct repairs the first time.
  6. Simplify maintenance – Diagnostic trouble codes can indicate when specific maintenance tasks are due.

Bobcat ET Diagnostic Software Solution

The Bobcat ET (electronic technician) software platform pairs with their handheld diagnostic service tools. This factory-level software gives dealers full access to on-board diagnostics for engine and machine systems.

The ET software includes guided diagnostics with step-by-step troubleshooting procedures. Dealers can tap into the detailed knowledge database with fault code lookups, wiring diagrams, specifications and service bulletins.

The software also enables dealers to perform key functions such as:

  • Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes
  • Initiate system tests to further isolate issues
  • View live sensor data for engine systems, hydraulics, electrical and more
  • Perform software updates
  • Access full service and repair documentation
  • Submit warranty claims

This integrated diagnostic software equips Bobcat dealers to handle everything from routine maintenance to complex repairs.


In the shop or in the field, Bobcat offers diagnostic tool options to meet different needs:

Bobcat Diagnostic Software Cart – A powerful diagnostic workstation on a wheeled cart with touchscreen computer, diagnostic software and all necessary cables. Provides full in-shop diagnostic capabilities.

Bobcat Mini Handheld Diagnostic – Portable handheld tool to access diagnostics wherever the equipment is located. Has ET software capabilities scaled down for mobile use.

These advanced diagnostic tools from Bobcat maximize uptime by empowering technicians to troubleshoot issues quickly and accurately. To learn more about optimizing maintenance for Bobcat equipment, contact our team of experts today.

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