E55 Compact Excavator
The Bobcat® E55 is a conventional tail swing compact excavator with exceptional performance, dig depth and dump height. It delivers proven performance through smooth control of the work group, time-saving attachments and fuel-efficient turbocharged diesel engine. With 20 gallons per minute of auxiliary hydraulic flow, you can tackle the most challenging jobs. The E55 shares the comfort, easy maintenance and uptime protection advantages of the entire Bobcat compact excavator lineup.
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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
Extendable Arm (Optional): The extendable arm provides an additional 30" of reach when at full extension, while maintaining the ability to operate with standard reach which retains original arm and bucket forces. In addition, the structure provides compatibility with the clamp attachment as well as the Hydraulic X-Change mounting system. The Bobcat extendable arm is the industry's first and only clamp-ready extendable arm. Learn more in the Bobcat Advantage Extendable Arm video.
Selectable Control Pattern: Easily change between “excavator” and “backhoe” control pattern.
Angle Blade (optional): Places spoil accurately with simultaneous up/down and angle adjustments, up to 25 degrees left or right; bolt-on, reversible cutting edge provides long life and easy replacement.
Conventional Tail Swing: Offers top lift capacity and better access through doors or crowded yards.
Piston Pump and Closed Center Valve System: Senses loads, delivers smooth control and provides exceptional metering.
Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow: Operator can elect one of three flow rates to optimize the response of particular hydraulic attachments such as maximum flow for attachments like the auger, medium flow for slower clamp movements and lowest flow for precise movements of a Power Tilt accessory.
Hydraulic System: Provides smooth, refined operation for tough jobs. Watch the Bobcat hydraulic system outperform other brands in the Bobcat Advantage Digging Challenge, Lifting Challenge, Slew Challenge, Backfill Challenge and Hydraulic Horsepower Challenge videos.
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’s way. On some brands, quick couplers aren’t even standard equipment. Learn more in the Bobcat Advantage Attachment Readiness video.
Easy Hydraulic Clamp Installation: Simplify installation of a hydraulic clamp through an auxiliary port relief on the closed center valve. Clamp mounts integrated into the dipper arm. Some brands don’t even feature a standard clamp mount. Compare them in the Bobcat Advantage Attachment Readiness video.
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.
Hydraulic X-Change (optional): The most convenient attachment changes in the industry. Enables fast attachment changes through a switch that activates hydraulic pins for attachment removal or hook-up. See the system in action by watching the Bobcat Hydraulic X-Change™ Advantages video.
Dual Direction Detent: Standard feature that provides continuous flow for attachments.
Quick Couplers: Keeps auxiliary quick couplers in convenient location on the boom, but out of the trench and out of harm’s way.
Blade Float: Simplify grading, leveling and backfilling. Smoothly finish your work with minimal operator input using the blade float.
Climate Control: Work in comfort with air movement, temperature control and greater flexibility in directing air.
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.
Fingertip Controls: Puts auxiliary hydraulic controls at your fingertips for precise, low-fatigue operation.
Ergonomic Travel Pedals: Control travel speeds with greater comfort; pedals fold when they aren’t needed.
Floor Mat: Control 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.
Deluxe Cloth Seat: Cloth seats are available as an option.
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 devices.
12 Volt Power Accessory: 12 volt power accessory for charging your mobile phone or other accessories.
Cup Holders: Conveniently keeps your beverage from being knocked over.
Suspension Seat: We provide a king-size adjustable suspension seat for ultimate comfort during long hours of operation.
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.
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.
Cab Door: Remains within the width of the machine when latched open. In addition, Bobcat offers the largest cab opening on the market. Compare other brands in the Bobcat Advantage Entry Comparison video.
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: Structure protects the tailgate and side covers from being damaged.
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 form the seat of the cab. No keys, special tools or removing panels are required.
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||E55||E55 (Extendable Arm Option)|
|Emissions Tier (EPA)||Interim Tier 4||Interim Tier 4|
|Maximum Governed RPM||2200 RPM||2200 RPM|
|Horsepower||48.8 HP||48.8 HP|
|Performance||E55||E55 (Extendable Arm Option)|
|Operating Weight||12271 lbs||12602 lbs|
|Weight Class||5.6 t||5.8 t|
|Travel Speed - High||3.1 mph||3.1 mph|
|Travel Speed - Low||1.9 mph||1.9 mph|
|Arm Digging Force||5751 lbf||6342 lbf|
|Bucket Digging Force||8977 lbf||8977 lbf|
|Rated Lift Capacity||4999 lbs||4928 lbs|
|Lift Radius||118 in||118 in|
|Boom Swing - Left||75 deg||75 deg|
|Boom Swing - Right||50 deg||50 deg|
|Maximum Dig Depth||12.9 ft||14.5 ft|
|Max Dump Height||13.6 ft||14.5 ft|
|Maximum Reach at Ground Level||20 ft||21.8 ft|
|Capacities||E55||E55 (Extendable Arm Option)|
|Fuel Tank||21.1 gal||21.1 gal|
|Hydraulic System||E55||E55 (Extendable Arm Option)|
|Auxiliary Std Flow||20 GPM||20 GPM|
|Auxiliary Pressure||3045 psi||3045 psi|
|Dimension||E55||E55 (Extendable Arm Option)|
|Length||206.4 in||210 in|
|Overall Length in Travel Position||206.4 in||210 in|
|Width||77.2 in||77.2 in|
|Height||100 in||100 in|
|Height with Operator Cab||100 in||100 in|
|Features||E55||E55 (Extendable Arm Option)|
|Heater Air Conditioning|
|Tail Swing Type|
|Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics|
|Quick Tach System|
|Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow|
- Standard - Optional - Not Available - No Data Available
Factory Installed Options/Accessories:
- Angle Blade
- Cab (radio ready) with Heat and A/C
- Keyless Start System
- Steel tracks
- Hydraulic X-Change Quick-tach System
- Hydraulic Clamp Attachment
- Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics
- Extendable Arm with Add-On Counterweight