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Compact Excavator / Comfort Features

Premium Cab

When you step into the cab of a Bobcat® compact (mini) excavator, you’ll see premium comfort features everywhere you look. That’s because a more comfortable cab can contribute to fewer breaks on the jobsite and longer working days, both of which increase your productivity. No detail, big or small, has been overlooked.

Feature Details

Maximum Headroom and Legroom

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator cab with person adjusting the control console lever.

When you step inside the redesigned cab of a R-Series compact (mini) excavator, you’ll find more space everywhere you look. It provides maximum headroom and legroom for dependable comfort all day long. Additionally, the suspension seat is wider and floorspace has been increased by 29 percent when compared to previous generations. Even tall operators will be comfortable with plenty of headroom.

Clear Visibility

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator cab and operator.

When you have clear visibility to your work area, your productivity can take off. Bobcat compact (mini) excavators are engineered with narrower cab pillars and more glass surface area. We give you the industry’s best visibility to your workgroup and blade cutting edge.

Automatic Climate Control

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator automatic climate controls for the fan, heating and air conditioning systems.

Set your temperature and forget it. With the optional automatic climate control, your machine automatically adjusts to keep you comfortable, freeing you up to focus on your work.

Heated Seat

Bobcat compact (mini) excavator heated seat controls.

When it’s cold outside, the heated seat makes a perfect complement to the automatic temperature control, keeping your body warm on frigid days.

Reduced Vibration

Bobcat E32 compact (mini) excavator undercarriage and tracks.

Inside the premium cab of R-Series compact (mini) excavators, you’ll experience dramatically reduced vibration. Many features contribute to the improvement, including a dual-flange track roller system, a tighter connection between body panels and robust hinges and latches. They all work together to make operating your Bobcat compact excavator more comfortable for longer, more productive days on the jobsite.

Operator-Friendly Controls

Bobcat compact (mini) excavator joystick controls.

Simple, ergonomic controls keep you productive all day long. Control your attachments and travel with precision, flexibility and low fatigue. Feel the quality at your fingertips, as the newly designed  joysticks fit better in your hands.

Adjustable Seat

Bobcat compact (mini) excavator cab with the adjustable suspension seat.

No matter your height or weight, it’s easy to find a comfortable operating position with multiple adjustment points. Find the perfect position by moving your seat backward or forward.

Radio

Bobcat compact (mini) excavator control panel near the suspension seat.

Order your excavator with a stereo to enhance your workday. The radio features an auxiliary audio input jack that is ready for an MP3 player or other device.

Cup Holders and Storage

 Bobcat compact (mini) excavator storage bin behind the suspension seat.

Storage bins are located throughout the interior. You can store items wherever it’s convenient – on your right or behind you. Keep your beverage in one of the two large cup holders.

Removable Floor Mats

Removable floor mat inside a Bobcat compact (mini) excavator cab.

Easily remove the rubber floor mats from the excavator for cleaning. Use a hose or pressure washer to remove dirt, dust, and other jobsite grime.

Compare Brands

There’s a huge difference between published specs and real-world testing. Bobcat Advantage® puts the industry’s top compact equipment brands in tough challenges to show you the differences. Objective tests and competitive comparisons measure up Bobcat®, Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® machines.

Quieter Cab

If you work on a busy jobsite, you know that noise exposure around you can be a daily frustration. Quiet equipment will make you happier at the end of the day. Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators maintain best-in-class performance, while keeping noise levels down. However, not every manufacturer maintains the same standards. See how Bobcat compares to Kubota® in this unofficial sound test.