Bobcat, known for its skid-steer and track loaders, jumped into the compact tractor market five years ago with a five-year agreement with an outside vendor to build the tractors under the Bobcat name. That agreement is ending, and Bobcat is not renewing.
Company memos about the change in direction say, "We have made the decision to exit the tractor business and focus on our core products."
Bobcat will continue serving acreage owners, contractors in the buildings and grounds and landscape maintenance business, and personal use markets with utility vehicles, utility work machines and skid-steer loaders.
Officials say Bobcat will work with its dealers to assist in selling the remaining tractor inventory and to help transition from that part of the business.
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