Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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B obcat Co. introduced compact excavators to the U.S. market in 1986. Today it continues to be one of the few manufacturers building compact excava- tors in the United States. In 2017, Bobcat introduced its newest compact excavator generation — the all-new R-Series. R-Series excavators build on the success of the popular M-Series generation, providing a boost to operator produc- tivity and comfort, as well as machine uptime protection. The first two R-Series excavators were the E32 and E35 in the popular 3- to 4-ton size class. In February 2018, Bobcat launched the new R-Series E85 excava- tor. Additional R-Series excavators will be introduced later. R-Series excavators feature a bold, distinct design. A new dual-flange track roller system was added to provide up to 15 percent increase in lift capacity for improved performance when working over the side of the machine. Operators will also experience improved ride quality, high-quality finish and a redesigned cab. Bobcat offers 11 excavators (the E35 has two variants) to match different operating conditions and worksite needs — five conventional tail swing models, five with zero tail swing and one with minimal tail swing. The Bobcat compact excavator lineup spans from the ultra-compact E10 to the 65.9-hp E85. Bobcat compact excavator dig depths range from 6 to 15.5 ft with a standard ex- cavator arm, and a long-arm option is available on many models. A unique feature of five Bob- cat compact excavators is an extendable-arm option that allows the use of a hydraulic clamp in the extended position. The option provides operators with up to 30 in. of additional reach when fully extended, giving them more reach, dig depth and dump height without having to purchase a larger machine such as a tractor load- er backhoe. The optional deluxe instrument panel has a multi-language, full-color display, providing a quick visual of function and machine vitals. The panel's home screen displays the fuel level, cool- ant temperature, day, time and engine rpm. Op- erators can select auxiliary hydraulic flow rates from the panel for more efficient attachment operation. R-Series and M-Series compact exca- vators feature auto-shift travel, which boosts the machine's productivity by shifting the machine in and out of high range automatically, and the auto-idle feature, which can be enabled at the operator's discretion and automatically causes the engine to return to idle if the excavator's functions are not used for approximately four seconds, saving fuel and reducing sound levels. Note: The Bobcat E20, E55, E63 and E85 excavators are standard equipped with a long arm and appropriate counterweight. *Specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual Bobcat equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions and other factors. 58 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 Bobcat New R-Series Excavators Set Benchmark for Compact Equipment Excellence bobcat.com/excavators Model* Engine Horsepower Net HP Max. Digging Depth Max. Reach At Ground Level Bucket Breakout Force Operating Weight (Ground Pressure) E10 9.9 hp 6 ft 10 ft, 2 in. 1,865 lbs 2,593 lbs (4.18 psi) E20 13.3 hp 8 ft, 5 in. 14 ft 4,684 lbs 4,306 lbs (4.4 psi) E26 22.5 hp 8 ft, 10 in. 15 ft, 4 in. 4,991 lbs 5,763 lbs (3.7 psi) E32 24.1 hp 10 ft, 3 in. 16 ft, 4 in. 6,968 lbs 7340 lbs (4.7 psi) E35 31.2 hp 10 ft, 3 in. 17 ft, 2 in. 6,968 lbs 7,909 lbs (4.7 psi) E35 24.1 hp 10 ft, 3 in. 17 ft, 2 in. 6,968 lbs 7,699 lbs (4.6 psi) E42 39.5 hp 10 ft, 6 in. 17 ft, 3 in. 9,183 lbs 9,246 lbs (4.3 psi) E45 39.5 hp 10 ft, 10 in. 18 ft, 7 in. 7,650 lbs 10,077 lbs (3.7 psi) E50 47.5 hp 11 ft, 7 in. 19 ft, 6 in. 8,977 lbs 10,677 lbs (4 psi) E55 45.7 hp 12 ft, 10 in. 19 ft, 11 in. 8,977 lbs 12,313 lbs (4.8 psi) E63 59.4 hp 13 ft, 6 in. 20 ft, 5 in. 9,731 lbs 13,779 lbs (5.1 psi) E85 65 hp 15 ft, 5 in. 23 ft, 9 in. 16,269 lbs 19,142 lbs (5.6 psi) Advice to Buyers "It's important to consider what attachments might make sense for your operation when looking at compact excava- tors," says Tom Connor, Bob- cat compact excavator prod- uct specialist. "Excavators are much more than just digging machines. Attachments such as plate compactors, flail mow- ers and hydraulic breakers can make an excavator much more versatile and can provide ad- ditional revenue opportunities for a business beyond excavat- ing. Contact your local dealer to inquire about attachments available for use with compact excavators." E X C A V A T O R S

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