is a line of farm and construction equipment. Since 1995 the brand has been owned by the Ingersoll-Rand Company. The company sells skid loader s, compact excavators, compact utility vehicles and other small hydraulic
equipment under the Bobcat brand name.
The name originally referred only to skid loaders produced by Melroe Manufacturing Company which had acquired the design from it's inventors. Often bobcat is used as a generic term for a skid loader.