Bobcat was originally the trade name for a line of loaders build by the Melroe company. Melroe-Bobcat became part of Clark Equipment. In 2007, Bobcat announced a deal to sell Bobcat tractors built by Daedong (which builds the Kioti brand). In 1995, Bobcat was purchased by Ingersoll Rand. In 2007, Bobcat was purchased by Doosan Infracore (formerly Daewoo). Bobcat discontinued the compact tractor line in 2013.