Bobcat compact excavators (also known as mini excavators) are your smart choice for general excavation and site preparation projects. Bobcat excavators offer more exclusive features to help you be more productive and maximize your uptime.
Review the industry's largest excavator lineup and find your ideal combination of dig depth, arm configuration and tail swing style. Smart options – such as the only clamp-ready extendable arm, the unique Pro Clamp system or Hydraulic X-Change – solve your unique jobsite challenges. With more than a dozen approved compact excavator attachments, Bobcat can maximize your versatility and limit the need for multiple machines.
With a retracted track width of only 71 cm, the Bobcat® E08 compact excavator (mini excavator) can access difficult and cramped jobsites where exhausting manual labour is your only other option. This model navigates through narrower openings and can operate in more confined areas than other excavators. The reduced tail swing gives you the flexibility to pivot and deposit soil while offering protection against accidental contact with surrounding objects.
With a retracted track width of less than 29 inches, the ultra-compact Bobcat® 418 compact excavator (mini excavator) accesses jobsites where exhausting hand labor is your only other option. This Tier 4 model navigates through narrower openings and operates in tighter conditions. The Zero Tail Swing offers the greatest flexibility to slew and deposit spoil while offering the most protection against inadvertent contact with surrounding objects.
The Bobcat® E20 compact excavator (mini excavator) delivers impressive performance in tight areas with minimal repositioning. Hydraulically retract the undercarriage to only 39 inches to travel through gates or between homes, then expand to 54 inches for a wider footprint and greater performance. Equipped with a Tier 4 engine, the E20 has zero tail swing for versatility and maneuverability on the most compact of jobsites.
A popular choice in the 3-ton size class, the Bobcat® E35 compact excavator (mini excavator) excels on space-constrained jobsites, such as next to buildings or other obstacles. The Zero Tail Swing (ZTS) provides unrestricted rotation, greater flexibility and reduced potential for damage to the machine and surrounding property. The Tier 4-compliant E35 is available with an angle blade option, long arm option or clamp-ready extendable arm option.