There’s no way around the fact that skid steers have a big blind spot directly to their rear line of sight. Side mirrors help, but Bobcat has come up with an additional solution—a retrofit rear camera kit.
Designed and developed specifically for compact loaders, the Bobcat Rear Camera Kit includes a 4.3-inch LCD color monitor with an LED backlit screen, wiring harness, mounts and a tailgate mounted camera. The camera’s view gives you a 118-degree horizontal viewing angle and an 89-degree vertical angle.
The camera is activated whenever the ignition is turned on and runs continuously as the loader runs in forward and reverse. A heavy-duty metal housing and a rubber backlit keypad protects components from hazards. Internal heaters keep snow, condensation and ice from obscuring the view in temperatures as low as minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 185-degrees.
The kit takes about two hours to install and is compatible with any Bobcat M-series or newer loaders.