Bobcat 773 Specs and Review

The Bobcat 773 skid steer loaders are manufactured by the well-established Bobcat Company, an American-based construction and farm equipment manufacturer. Is the Bobcat 773 Skid Steer Loader a good investment?

The Bobcat 773 skid steer loader is a versatile machine for construction, landscaping, manufacturing, and snow plowing. It has a reliable 46-horsepower engine for moving heavy loads. The Bobcat 773 weighs 5,807 lbs. with an operating capacity of 1,750 lbs. and 1,850 lbs. optional counterweight.

Read on to learn more about Bobcat 773, its pros and cons, costs, and tips for maintaining the Bobcat 773.

About the Bobcat 773

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The Bobcat 773 is a modern and technologically advanced piece of equipment for small or medium-sized projects. It is a reliable skid steer loader suitable for construction, landscaping, manufacturing, and snow plowing projects. Some features include the following:

  • Weight: 5,807 lbs.
  • Operating Capacity: 1,750 lbs.
  • Optional Counterweight: 1,850 lbs.

The Bobcat 773 Skid Steer Loader features a 23-gallon fuel tank. It has a speed of 7 miles per hour. Also, this model has an engine displacement of 134 cubic inches (2.2 liters), with a dump angle of 42°, an angle rollback at 25°, and a departure angle at 23°.

The Bobcat 773 highlights a ground clearance of 7.5 inches, 76.3 inches in height. Lastly, the model has a hydraulic flow of 27 gallons per minute (GPM) and a hydraulic flow of 16.7 GPM. [1]

Bobcat 773 Specs and Features

1. Standard Specifications

The tables below present the specifications of the Bobcat 773 series:

Bobcat F-Series (1997) Specs

ParameterSpecs
Deluxe InstrumentationN/A
Hydraulic Bucket PositioningN/A
Engine ShutdownN/A
Engine CoolingLiquid
Turbocharged EngineN/A
Engine FuelDiesel
Cab HeaterN/A
Lift-Arm SupportN/A
Suspension SeatN/A
Operating Weight5476 lbs.
Travel SpeedN/A
Fuel TankN/A
Adjustable SeatN/A
Sound OptionN/A
Cab EnclosureN/A
LengthN/A
Length Without AttachmentN/A
Length Width Standard Bucket130.3 in
Height with Operator CabN/A
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin115.2 in
Reach Maximum HeightN/A
Rear WindowN/A
Top WindowN/A
Seat BeltN/A
BICS System (Interlock)Standard Option
Operating LightsAvailable Option
Turning RadiusN/A
Wheelbase40.6 in
Joystick ControlN/A
Two Speed TravelN/A
High Flow OptionN/A
Auxiliary HydraulicsStandard Option
Spark Arrestor Muffler N/A
Bob-tach® Attachment SystemStandard Option
Air ConditioningN/A
Width68.1 in
Width with Standard Bucket68.1 in
Height76.3 in
System Relief at Quick CouplersN/A
Auxiliary Std FlowN/A
Auxiliary High Flow15 gal/min
Horsepower46 hp
Rated Operating Capacity (ISO)1,700 lbs.
Tipping Load3,800 lbs.

Bobcat G-Series Specs

ParameterSpecs
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin118.2 in
Reach Maximum HeightN/A
Turning Radius78.8 in
Horsepower46 hp
Rated Operating Capacity (ISO)1,750 lbs.
Tipping Load3,900 lbs.
Length102.1 in
Length Without Attachment102.1 in
Length Width Standard Bucket130.3 in
System Relief at Quick Couplers3,000 psi
Auxiliary Std FlowN/A
Auxiliary High Flow27 gal/min
Width68 in
Width with Standard Bucket68 in
Height76.3 in
Height with Operator Cab76.3 in
Operating Weight5808 lbs.
Travel Speed7 mph
Fuel Tank23 gal
Engine CoolingLiquid
Turbocharged EngineN/A
Engine FuelDiesel
WheelbaseN/A
Suspension SeatAvailable Option
Deluxe InstrumentationAvailable Option
Hydraulic Bucket PositioningAvailable Option
High Flow OptionAvailable Option
Auxiliary HydraulicsStandard Option
Spark Arrestor Muffler Standard Option
Rear WindowN/A
Top WindowN/A
Seat BeltStandard Option
Two Speed TravelN/A
Bob-tach® Attachment SystemStandard Option
Air ConditioningAvailable Option
Adjustable SeatStandard Option
Sound OptionN/A
Cab EnclosureAvailable Option
Cab HeaterAvailable Option
Lift-Arm SupportStandard Option
Joystick ControlN/A
BICS System (Interlock)Standard Option
Operating LightsN/A

Bobcat 773 Turbo Specs – G-Series (1999)

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ParameterSpecs
Engine CoolingLiquid
Turbocharged EngineAvailable Option
Engine ShutdownStandard Option
Lift-Arm SupportStandard Option
Horsepower56 hp
Fuel Tank23 gal
Air ConditioningAvailable Option
Adjustable SeatStandard Option
Auxiliary Std Flow16.7 gal/min
System Relief at Quick Couplers3,000 psi
High Flow OptionStandard Option
Auxiliary HydraulicsStandard Option
Auxiliary High Flow27 gal/min
Length130.1 in
Length Without Attachment101.8 in
Length Width Standard BucketN/A
Rear WindowN/A
Top WindowN/A
Height76.3 in
Height with Operator Cab76.3 in
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin118.2 in
Wheelbase40.6 in
Joystick ControlN/A
Seat BeltStandard Option
Two Speed TravelN/A
BICS System (Interlock)Standard Option
Operating LightsStandard Option
Spark Arrestor Muffler Standard Option
Bob-tach Attachment SystemStandard Option
Reach Maximum HeightN/A
Turning RadiusN/A
Cab EnclosureAvailable Option
Cab HeaterAvailable Option
Width68 in
Width with Standard BucketN/A
Sound OptionN/A
Hydraulic Bucket PositioningAvailable Option
Tipping Load3900 lbs.
Operating Weight5808 lbs.
Suspension SeatAvailable Option
Deluxe InstrumentationAvailable Option
Rated Operating Capacity (SAE)1,850 lbs.
Engine FuelDiesel [2]

2. Dimensions

Bobcat 773 is 66 inches in width, 101.8 inches long, 130.3 inches with attachments, and 76.3 inches tall. The arms are 29.6 inches.

3. Suspension and Brakes

The Bobcat 773 has a standard interlock brake system. The suspension seat has a wheelbase of 40.6 inches and a turning radius of 78.8 inches.

3. Attachments

The 773 comes with the enumerated features:

  • Buckets
  • Grapple Buckets
  • Sweepers
  • 4-in-1 bucket
  • Trenchers
  • Harley rakes
  • Hydraulic augers
  • Brushcutter
  • Stump grinders
  • Pallet forks
  • Dozer blades

The Bobcat 773 skid steer loaders are a good investment for Bobcat enthusiasts. These are all-around machines that can lift and carry loads, excavate, and remove snow. They are equipped with modern, powerful features to cope with the heavy functions.

Pros and Cons of the Bobcat 773

Pros

1. Enhanced Features

Among the three models of the Bobcat 700 series, Bobcat 773 has the most advanced features making it the better choice for Bobcat enthusiasts. With the improved attributes of the Bobcat 773, the performance has improved.

2. Excellent Speed and Performance

The Bobcat 773 travels at a speed of 7 miles per hour (mph) or 11 kilometers per hour (kph). The enhanced vertical lift improved the performance of 773 G series loaders.

It has an increased truck loading lift height and a lift capacity of 773 increased to 1750 lb. ROC; and 1,850 lb. with turbo.

Its good attachment operation improved due to the 11% hydraulic flow and 64% fuel capacity. There is also a 6% increase in weight, improving the pushing force.

3. Powerful Engine

The Bobcat 773 utilized the 4-cylinder Kubota diesel engine, V2203-EB. The 46 horsepower, and 23 -gallon fuel tank capacity, produce a travel speed of up to 7 mph (11 km/hr.). These traits make the skid loader of the 700 series powerful.

The Bobcat 773 has the heaviest engine, which contributes to the scaled-up operational capacity.

4. Reduced Noise

The panel insulation of the Bobcat 773, Deluxe version reduces engine noise, and the round lines of the roof, a feature of the G Series, make the ride quiet and comfortable.

5. Outstanding Design with Driver-Friendly Attributes

  • Superb Driver’s View: The innovative design of the vertical path lift arm of Bobcat 773 allows excellent driver-visibility or superior view of the front, sides, and back of the loader and other critical areas during operation.
  • Comfortable: The 773 skid loaders are for the comfort of the users. This model has a double-tilt cylinder lift arm and a large opening that allows easy exit and entry to the cab. The 773 is designed with rear seat bar pivots to provide protection and as an armrest as well.
  • It has lights that enhance the illumination in low-lighted areas, making work easier.

6. User-Friendly Windows

The Bobcat windows protect the riders from debris getting into the vehicle like rocks and dirt. Moreover, the placement of the windows makes it easy to take them out for cleaning.

The rear and top windows cover the seats well from moisture and rain. The rear window prevents dust from going into the cab.

Cons

1. Defective Lights

After a few years of use, the lights refuse to light up, even with a new switch, magnet and bushing. The voltage is in good condition and has an accurate electricity supply. The connectors and wires are functional; still, the lights are not working.

With PTO lights off, you cannot get the spools out.

2. Weak Digging Capability

The Bobcat 773 is designed as a loading and carrying machine, and at the same time as grading and digging equipment but not on the heavy side. When forced into digging, they are prone to bend or break.

How Much Is the Cost of a New Bobcat 773?

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The cost of a New Bobcat 773 varies based on rated operating capacity (ROC), features, and engine type. The new skid loader is about $25,000 to $60,000. [3]

Pros of Buying a New Bobcat 773

1. Warranty Is Guaranteed

New Bobcat 773 has a one-year warranty. You need not worry about repairs if something goes wrong within that time.

2. Lesser Maintenance Cost

At least for the first three years, you are free from worrying about costly repairs because everything is new.

3. Exact-Fit Choices

You can select the Bobcat loader of your exact specification, desired size and get the attachments you need.

Cons of Buying a New Skid Loader

1. Costly

Buying a new Bobcat 773 requires cash out. For budget buyers, this is a constraint. New loaders are expensive.

2. Quick Depreciation

New Bobcat depreciates faster. The used bobcats have depreciated and are far better than the new in this aspect.

What Is the Cost of a Used Bobcat 773?

The Average Costs of Used Bobcat 773 Skid Steer Loaders are between $20,000 to $25,000. A savings of about 50% of the price of a new one. The cost varies according to model, size, and operational hours or logged hours. The logged hours serve to anticipate repairs or a possible replacement of the machine.

The more operational hours the machine registered, the lesser the cost. The price of a bobcat 773 or most bobcat loaders drops once the log hours reach 1000. The desirable operational hours for a used Bobcat are below 2000. If it goes beyond 2000, that would be a bad buy.

Advantages of a Used Bobcat Skid Steer Loader

1. 50% Less Expensive than a New Machine

A new Bobcat skid steer loader is priced between $25,000 to $60,000, while a used one is $20,000 to $25,000 depending on the logged hours, size, and model.

2. Good Sale Price

A used Bobcat 773, for the next few years after you bought it, can be sold for almost the same amount paid when you acquired it.

Disadvantages of a Used Bobcat 773

1. Less Reliability

Used bobcat loaders may not be as reliable as the new machine because there may be higher maintenance costs. Generally, old machines are not that reliable as the new ones.

2. Non-Availability of Preferred Vehicle Color

Your preferred color may not be available so, settle with what is available unless you want to wait until the color of your choice is available.

3. Out-Of-Date Technology Version

The used Bobcat 773 loaders have not incorporated modern attributes and technological developments that are in the newer versions.

Tips Before Buying Used Bobcat 773

1. Check the Logged Hours of the Bobcat

The longer the hours it operates, the more issues you encounter. The best logged hours of Bobcat 773 are below 2000 hours to ensure lesser problems later.

2. Evaluate the Condition

  • Engine: Evaluate the engine and check if the Bobcat loader could start easily. You can choose either diesel or gas, depending on your preference. Determine if the power to cycle the loader is enough. Also, check for frame cracks or welds (under the machine).
  • Parking brake: Check the hydraulic controls, tire condition, hydraulic hoses, seating, steering, front axle condition, seat belts, battery and cables, and lights if properly equipped.
  • ROPS/Canopy: Ensure that the ROPS/canopy is working smoothly.
  • Transmission: Find out if the power is working efficiently without noise. Make sure the oil appears clean and without contaminants.

3. Ensure That the Air Cleaners and Filters Are Clean

Inspect the hoses, belts, and radiator that they are functional and that the oil level is sufficient, and the oil appearance is good. Replace filters if needed. [4]

Tips for Maintaining Your Bobcat 773

1. Observe the Bobcat 773 Recommended Maintenance Schedule

The Bobcat 773 has an operations and maintenance manual that spells out the maintenance schedule.

2. Do Regular Brakes Inspection

Ensure that your brake fluid cylinder is full. Check the rotors, pads, and calipers are in good condition. Your Pads may be uneven, and the calipers rusted, or there are dents on the rotor.

Check the undersides to ensure that your brake lines are functional. You should have your bobcat serviced every 3rd oil change or every 10,000 miles.

3. Check Your Diesel-Powered Bobcat Kubota Engine Regularly

Ensure that your engine and its parts are checked on schedule. For the cooling system, replace the coolant with a fresh coolant.

You must also ensure that your engine cooling system has enough coolant. The coolant level must be over the minimum but not over the maximum.

Clean the engine nose regularly and check that your air filters are clean. Replace them if they are dirty. Also, change the engine oil regularly every 8,000 kilometers to ensure that your engine is fully lubricated to prevent overheating.

Do some tune-ups. Change the spark plugs and check the ignition wires, rotor, cables, and cap. Remember to clean the fuel injection system and tune up your carburetors regularly.

Conclusion – Bobcat 773 Specs and Review

The Bobcat 773 skid steer loaders are long, tall, and wide equipment perfect for hauling and pushing. Moreover, they are built to last and a great investment.

These Bobcats are vital in any of your endeavors involving manufacturing, construction, farming, excavating, and plowing.

To help you maintain your Bobcat 773, follow these tips:

  1. Observe the Bobcat 773 recommended maintenance schedule
  2. Do regular brakes inspection
  3. Check your diesel-powered bobcat Kubota engine regularly.