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E26 Compact Excavator


E26 Excavator

The Bobcat® E26 compact excavator features minimal tail swing to reduce the risk of damage to the machine and surrounding objects. Equip your E26 with attachments to dig trenches or post holes, break up concrete and carve landscape features. For added versatility, the E26 is clamp ready. With its compact size and excellent flotation, the E26 easily maneuvers established lawns, crowded jobsites and sensitive surfaces. Enjoy unmatched comfort with Auto Idle, Auto-Shift, excellent visibility, optional heat and air conditioning, adjustable arm rests, ergonomic controls, and convenient storage. The E26 is also available in a Long Arm model.

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Minimal Tail Swing: Provides compromise to offer tight tail swing machine with impressive lifting capacities.

Auto Idle: Idles the engine when machine functions are not used for four seconds or more; throttle returns to previous position when joystick is moved or travel function is engaged.

Auto Shift Travel: Transitions the drive motors to and from high range during travel; provides on-demand travel performance with no manual shifting. Bobcat excavators travel faster than other brands. See for yourself in the Bobcat Advantage Travel Challenge video.

Piston Pump Hydraulic System: Senses loads, delivers smooth control and provides exceptional metering.

Hydraulic System: Provides smooth, refined operation for tough jobs.

Fingertip Swing Control: Rocker-style thumb switch improves metering of the swing function and provides more floor space. Bobcat offers the best multifunctioning capabilities. Compare other brands in the Multifunctioning Advantages video.

Quick Couplers: Keeps auxiliary quick couplers in convenient location on the boom, but out of the trench and out of harm&srquo;s way. On some brands, quick couplers aren’t even standard equipment. Learn more in the Bobcat Advantage Attachment Readiness video.

Clamp Ready: Standard port relief and Clamp mount provide for easy addition of the optional Hydraulic Clamp Attachment.

X-Change System (standard): Allows you to change attachments quickly with Bobcat®s exclusive system. Attachment changes should be easy. Watch the Bobcat X-Change™ Advantages video to see the industry’s fastest, most efficient attachment X-Change system in action.

Dual Direction Detent: Standard feature that provides continuous flow for attachments.

Blade Float: Simplify grading, leveling and backfilling. Smoothly finish your work with minimal operator input using the blade float.

Climate Control (optional): Work in comfort with air movement, temperature control and greater flexibility in directing air. The E26 is available with an enclosed cab with Heat and Air Conditioning.

Quiet Operation: Reduces noise and vibration levels through a redesigned engine, air intake, cooling and exhaust systems, combined with the new pump and valve design.

Rotary Speed Control Knob: Provides precise throttle control and adjusts.

Auto Shift Travel: Transitions the drive motors to and from high range during travel; provides on-demand travel performance with no manual shifting. Bobcat excavators travel faster than other brands. See for yourself in the Bobcat Advantage Travel Challenge video.

Ergonomic Travel Pedals: travel speeds with greater comfort; pedals fold when they aren't needed.

Floor Mat: Reduces cleanup time by minimizing pockets and openings that trap debris.

Storage: Carry gear and a beverage, and power your cell phone or other devices.

Adjustable Arm Rests: Adjust for maximum comfort.

Radio Ready: Cab enclosed excavators feature speakers, antenna and a convenient plug in. All you have to do is add the radio. The radio features an auxiliary audio input jack that is ready for a MP3 player or other device.

12 Volt Power Accessory: 12 volt power accessory for charging your mobile phone or other accessories.

Cup Holders: Conveniently keep your beverage from being knocked over.

Cab Door: Remains within the width of the machine when latched open.

Machine Shutdown Protection: Tracks engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure and hydraulic oil temperature.

Keyless Start (optional): No keys to lose or forget. Reduce the risk of downtime due to theft or unauthorized use by equipping your excavator with the password protected keyless start. Learn all the benefits in the Bobcat Advantage Keyless Start video.

Battery Run-Down Protection: The lighting circuit automatically shuts down to prevent accidental battery discharge when the lights are left on after the work is done.

Lockable Storage Compartment: A large storage compartment keeps your tools handy and protected from theft underneath the seat.

Automatic Glow Plugs: Automatic glow plugs to warm the fuel mixture within the engine when it's started in a cooler temperature for longer engine and starter life.

In-Cab Pattern Selector: In-cab pattern selector allows you to change from "excavator" to a "backhoe" control pattern from the seat of the can. No keys, special tools or removing panels are required.

Redesigned Work Group: Provides greater lift performance through a new boom, arm and attachment/bucket; accommodates an optional second set of auxiliary hydraulics.

X-Frame Undercarriage: Improves ground clearance and sheds debris for less cleanup time.

Integrated Slew Brakes: Hold loads still and steady for accurate placement during work on slopes; simplifies transport through easier loading and positioning.

In-Track Swing Frame: Keeps all components within the tracks, allowing you to work in smaller spaces. Learn the benefits of this design by watching the Bobcat Advantage Boom Advantages video.

Protected Tailgate: House structure protects the tailgate and side covers from being damaged.

Hose Routing: Protects hoses with more steel tubing, well-designed mounts and minimal fittings. Compare other brands by watching the Bobcat Advantage Hose Routing Comparison video.

Swing-Open Tailgate and Side Access Hood: Allows access to all major service areas. Bobcat offers industry-leading maintenance access. See for yourself by watching the Bobcat Advantage Serviceability Comparison video.

Grease Bank: Provides centralized grease access for the slew bearing, slew pinion and swing cylinder.

Grease Cylinder Fitting: Offers easy track tensioning.

Training Resources: Train operators and technicians in the safe operating and servicing of Bobcat equipment. Operator training courses, safety videos and other training materials are available at your Bobcat dealer's parts department or by visiting the training resources page.

Engine Bobcat E26 T4 Bobcat E26 T4 - Long Arm Option
Emissions Tier (EPA) Tier 4 Tier 4
Engine Fuel Diesel Diesel
Maximum Governed RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Horsepower 24.8 HP 24.8 HP
Turbocharged Engine No No
Performance Bobcat E26 T4 Bobcat E26 T4 - Long Arm Option
Operating Weight 5666 lbs 6091 lbs
Weight Class 2.6 t 2.8 t
Travel Speed - High 2.8 mph 2.8 mph
Travel Speed - Low 1.5 mph 1.5 mph
Arm Digging Force 3552 lbf 2967 lbf
Bucket Digging Force 4991 lbf 4991 lbf
Rated Lift Capacity 1997 lbs 1896 lbs
Lift Radius 118.1 in 118.1 in
Boom Swing - Left 60 deg 60 deg
Boom Swing - Right 60 deg 60 deg
Maximum Dig Depth 8.5 ft 9.5 ft
Max Dump Height 9.9 ft 10.5 ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 14.9 ft 15.9 ft
Capacities Bobcat E26 T4 Bobcat E26 T4 - Long Arm Option
Fuel Tank 9.1 gal 9.1 gal
Hydraulic System Bobcat E26 T4 Bobcat E26 T4 - Long Arm Option
Auxiliary Std Flow 12.5 GPM 12.5 GPM
Auxiliary Pressure 2610 psi 2610 psi
Dimension Bobcat E26 T4 Bobcat E26 T4 - Long Arm Option
Length 170.4 in 170.4 in
Overall Length in Travel Position 170.4 in 170.4 in
Width 59.6 in 59.6 in
Height 94.9 in 94.9 in
Height with Operator Cab 94.9 in 94.9 in
Features Bobcat E26 T4 Bobcat E26 T4 - Long Arm Option
Air Conditioning
Cab Enclosure
Cab Heater
Heater Air Conditioning
Engine Shutdown
Auxiliary Hydraulics
Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics
Quick Tach System
Rubber Track
Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow
Angle Blade

Check - Standard     O - Optional     X - Not Available     - - No Data Available

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Factory Installed Options/Accessories:

  • Cab (radio ready) with Heat and A/C
  • Keyless Start System
  • Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics