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This is the story of Bobcat’s 100 years of growth into a worldwide icon by producing more than one million loaders.

Bobcat Era

  • 1962

    The M-440 is released under the “Bobcat” trademark

    After nearly exiting the loader business, Melroe redesigns and rebrands its skid-steer loader, introduced as model M440 “Melroe Bobcat” skid-steer loader with familiar white and red color scheme.

  • 1967

    Melroe acquires Reiten Manufacturing

    Melroe brothers expand their agricultural product line and purchase Reiten Manufacturing of Cooperstown, North Dakota, a maker of moldboard plows. Melroe product family now includes windrow pickup, harroweeder, chisel plow and Bobcat loader. By this time, Bobcat sales account for 65% of the company’s business.

  • 1968

    Gwinner manufacturing complex expansion

    Gwinner manufacturing complex expands to eight buildings.
    The M-600 is released and remains in production until 1981.

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