" Er/Uh, yeah, I think so!"
— Lofty's Original Catchphrase
Basis: Mobile crane
Color: Royal blue
Neil Morrissey (UK; 1998-2012)
Sonya Leite (US; 2001-2005)
Emma Tate (US; 2005-2009)
Jo Wyatt (US; 2010-2012)
Steven Kynman (UK; 2015-present)
Richard Ian Cox (US; 2015-present)
Francisco Colmenero (Latin America)
Dan Shatzberg (Israel, original dub)
Omer Rosenblum (Israel, JimJam dub)
Antti Pääkkönen (Finland, original dub)
Lofty is a blue mobile crane. He tends to get scared, always thinking he can't do things that he can, and lacks confidence.
Lofty is timid, shy, and nervous. He is shown to have a rivalry with
Spud. He also tends to stutter. However, he is kindhearted and friendly. He is probably the strongest among the Can-Do Crew, since he is a crane. Lofty often forgets how strong he is. He never causes trouble, but does make some mistakes. He takes his work both seriously and relaxingly. Deep down inside, he has a strict feeling (as shown in a couple of episodes). Lofty was once afraid of heights, which he isn't anymore.
Lofty is painted royal blue and has a sky blue bumper-shaped mouth.
Season 1 - Scoop Saves The Day, Bob Saves The Hedgehogs, Pilchard In A Pickle, Muck Gets Stuck, Wendy's Busy Day, Bob's Bugle, Buffalo Bob, Travis And Scoop's Race Day, Bob's Birthday, Naughty Spud, Scary Spud ( cameo) and Bob's Barnraising
Season 2 - Spud The Spanner, Wallpaper Wendy, Runaway Roley, Bob's Big Surprise, Dizzy's Statues, Lofty To The Rescue, Wendy's Big Match, Tea Set Travis, Dizzy's Birdwatch, Clocktower Bob, Pilchard Goes Fishing, Wendy's Tennis Court and Bob's White Christmas
Season 3 - Bob's Boots, Mucky Muck, Bob's Day Off, Magnetic Lofty, Roley's Tortoise, Special Delivery Spud, Pilchard's Breakfast, Scoop's In Charge, Scoop Has Some Fun, Dizzy's Crazy Paving, Spud And Squawk, Muck's Sleep-Over and Trailer Travis
Season 4 - Roley and the Rock Star, Scoop's Stegosaurus, Sneezing Scoop, Roley's Animal Rescue, Scarecrow Dizzy, One Shot Wendy, Spud Lends A Hand, Bob And The Bandstand, Farmer Pickles' Pigpen, Bob On The Run, Scruffty The Detective and Watercolor Wendy
Season 5 - Scruffty's Big Dig, Inspector Spud, Wendy's Surprise Party, Skateboard Spud, Muck's Monster, Spud the Dragon, Pilchard Steals The Show, Bob's Hide, Bob's Auntie, Bob And The Big Freeze, Clumsy Roley, Eskimo Bob and A Christmas To Remember
Season 6 - Bob's Pizza, Bob's Metal Detector, Mr. Beasley's DIY Diaster, Wendy's Removal Service, Lofty And The Rabbits, Lofty And The Giant Carrot, Bob's Egg And Spoon Race, Trix's Tiles, Mr. Sabatini's Smashing Day, Roley To The Rescue, Spud's Big Splash, Spud The Musketeer and Wendy's Magic Birthday
Season 7 - Mr. Beasley's New Friends, Spud The Pilot, Trix And The Otters ( cameo), Speedy Skip ( cameo), Mr. Ellis' Art Exhibition, Bob And The Goalie, Dizzy Goes Camping, Pilchard's Pets, Snowman Scoop, Lofty's Long Load, and Dizzy The Sheepdog
Season 8 - Mr. Bentley's Trains, Wendy's Big Night Out ( cameo), Mr. Beasley's Noisy Pipes, Lofty's Jungle Fun, Ballroom Bob, Molly's Fashion Show, Spud And The Doves, First Aid Molly, Mr. Bentley: Dog Sitter, Scruffty On Guard, Travis Gets Lucky, Discovery and The Knights of Can-A-Lot
Season 9 - Bob the Farmer, Mr. Bentley's Winter Fair, Lofty the Artist, Spud's Statue, Pilchard and the Field Mice, Trix's Pumpkin Pie, Where's Muck?, Travis' Busy Day, Muck's Surprise, Skip's Big Idea, Roley's Important Job, Scoop the Disco Digger, Trix and the Bug, Snowed Under and Bob the Builder: The Live Show
Season 10 - Bob's Big Plan, Bob's Fresh Start, Lofty's Shelter, Dizzy and the Talkie Talkie, Scoop's Recruit, Where's Robert?, Wendy's Welcome, Roley's New Friend, Two Scoops, Benny's Back!, Spud's Straw Surprise, Off-Road Scrambler, Meet Marjorie, Muck's Mud Hut, Wendy's Party Plan and When Bob Became A Builder
Season 1 - Scratch's Hidden Treasures, Scrambler's Best Idea, Scoop the Artist, High Tide For Lofty, Roley's Rovers, Start from Scratch, Night Time Scratch, Lofty and the Monster, Lofty's Helpful Day, Dizzy In Charge, Scoop's Sea Rescue, Scratch's Star Turn, Pineapple Scratch, Scrambler's Stage Surprise, Wendy's Birthday Surprise, Scratch Goes Solo, Dizzy and the Wheelies, Muck's Beach Tower, Here Comes Muck and Scrambler Gets Clean
Lofty has five detachable tools:
A crane hook
A wrecking ball
He is timid at first, but always rises to the occasion and holds up his end of the job.
Lofty fears heights, mice, loud noises, and formerly Spud the Scarecrow.
Lofty is somewhat careless, but learns by his friends' wise words, by what adventures he has and how his previous attempt of a certain job was done.
His memory is apparently somewhat poor.
Lofty says "er" ("uh" in the US dub) every time he talks and usually uses it once or twice per sentence.
In the United States dub of Bob the Builder: Project: Build It, after Emma Tate took over from Sonya Leite, Lofty's voice got higher.
Lofty was one of two machines with a bumper-like mouth instead of a grill mouth, the other being Skip.
Lofty's movement sound in the original series is that of a truck engine.
Lofty is male, but is voiced by female actresses in the US.
He is the only machine to have fallen onto their side.
Lofty's CGI render in Ready, Steady, Build! is a bit smaller than his stop-motion counterpart.
It is possible that Lofty maybe bipolar as seen in earlier seasons apart from his shyness, he was often seen frowning most times as if he were upset about something, this was seen more often in season 3.
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