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Bobcat E26 Compact Excavator

A compact size, minimal tail swing and excellent flotation enable the Bobcat® E26 compact excavator (also known as a mini excavator) to do big work in small spaces. The E26 is less than 60 inches wide, but has the same spacious cab as larger M-Series models.

Equipped to handle a variety of attachments, it can dig trenches or post holes, break up concrete, carve landscape features and much more. The E26 is also available in a long arm model.

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  • Performance

    Auto Idle

    Automatically idles the engine when machine functions are not used for four seconds and returns to normal operating throttle when operation resumes.

    Auto Shift Travel

    Transitions the drive motors to and from high range during travel and provides on-demand travel performance with no manual shifting.

    Watch Travel Challenge Video

    Clamp Ready

    Standard port relief and clamp mount provide for easy addition of the optional hydraulic clamp attachment.

    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.

    Watch Attachment Readiness Video

    Selectable Control Pattern

    Easily change between “excavator” and “backhoe” control patterns.

    Piston Pump Hydraulic System

    Senses loads, delivers smooth control and provides exceptional metering.

    Advanced Hydraulics

    Senses loads, delivers smooth control and provides exceptional metering and control.

    Watch Digging Challenge Video

    Watch Lifting Challenge Video

    Watch Slew Challenge Video

    Watch Backfill Challenge Video

    Watch Horsepower Challenge Video

    Fingertip Swing Control

    Rocker-style thumb switch improves metering of the swing function and provides more floor space.

    Watch Multifunctioning Advantages Video

    Quick Couplers

    Keep auxiliary quick couplers in convenient location on the boom, but out of the trench and out of harm’s way.

    Watch 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. Not available on E26.

    Watch Attachment Readiness Video

    X-Change™ System

    Allows you to change attachments quickly with Bobcat’s exclusive system.

    Watch X-Change™ Advantages Video

    Dual Direction Detent

    Provides continuous flow for attachments.

    Blade Float

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

  • Comfort

    Cab with Heat and A/C

    Work in comfort with air movement, temperature control and greater flexibility in directing air. Choose between heat only or heat and A/C. Standard on E55, E60 and E80. Optional on other models.

    Quiet Operation

    Enjoy quiet operation with reduced 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 adjustments.

    Fingertip Auxiliary Controls

    Puts auxiliary hydraulic controls at your fingertips for precise, low-fatigue operation.

    Auto Shift Travel:Transitions the drive motors to and from high range during travel and provides on-demand travel performance with no manual shifting.

    Watch Travel Challenge Video

    Ergonomic Travel Pedals

    Travel with greater comfort and fold the pedals in when they're not needed.

    Floor Mat

    Minimize cleanup time with fewer openings where debris can get trapped.

    Storage

    Carry gear, paperwork and small tools with you in the cab.

    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.

    Deluxe Cloth Seat

    Cloth seats are available as an option.

    Cup Holders

    Keep a beverage within reach.

    12 Volt Power Supply

    Power your phone, MP3 player or other accessories.

  • Uptime

    Optional Keyless Start

    Forget about losing or forgetting your keys. Start your machine with a programmable access code.

    Watch Keyless Start Advantages Video

    Machine Shutdown Protection

    Tracks engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure and hydraulic oil temperature and shuts down your engine when there's a problem.

    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.

    Engineered Work Group

    Provides greater lift performance through a refined 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 and simplifies transport through easier loading and positioning.

    Cab Door

    Bobcat offers the largest cab opening on the market. Most models have doors that stay within the width of the machine when latched open.

    Watch Entry Comparison Video

    In-Track Swing Frame

    Keeps all components within the tracks, allowing you to work in smaller spaces.

    Watch Boom Advantages Video

    Protected Tailgate

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

    Lockable Storage Compartment

    A large storage compartment under the seat keeps your tools handy and protected from theft.

    Automatic Glow Plugs

    Get easier engine starts in cold temperatures.

    In-Cab Pattern Selector

    In-cab pattern selector allows you to change from “excavator” to a “backhoe” control pattern from the operator's seat. No keys, special tools or removing panels are required.

    Hose Routing

    Protects hoses with more steel tubing, well-designed mounts and minimal fittings.

    Watch Hose Routing Comparison Video

  • Serviceability

    Rear and/or Side Access Hood

    Easily access all major service areas.

    Watch Serviceability Comparison Video

    Centralized Grease Bank

    Grease the slew bearing, slew pinion and swing cylinder from a centralized access point.

    Track Tensioning

    Simple grease fitting provides easy track tensioning.

  • Options

    Cab with Heat and A/C

    Work in comfort with air movement, temperature control and greater flexibility in directing air. Choose between a cab with A/C or heat and A/C.

    Keyless Start

    Forget about losing or forgetting your keys. Start your machine with a programmable access code.

    Watch Keyless Start Advantages Video

    Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics

    Operate the rotating clamshell or grapple attachments.

    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.

    Watch Attachment Readiness Video

    Deluxe Cloth Seat

    Get the most comfort and support with a cloth seat.

    Travel Motion Alarm

    Alert other workers on the jobsite when your excavator is traveling.

    Radio

    Listen to music while you work with the optional radio, which includes an audio input to connect an MP3 player or other device.

    Long Arm with Add-On Counterweight

    Reach further and do more work before you have to reposition the machine.

Specifications

  • E26
    Engine E26
    Emissions Tier (EPA)Interim Tier 4
    Engine FuelDiesel
    Maximum Governed RPM2500 RPM
    Horsepower27 HP
    Turbocharged EngineNo
    Performance E26
    Operating Weight5666 lbs
    Weight Class2.6 t
    Travel Speed - High2.9
    Travel Speed - Low1.5 mph
    Arm Digging Force3552 lbf
    Bucket Digging Force4991 lbf
    Rated Lift Capacity1997 lbs
    Lift Radius118.1 in
    Boom Swing - Left60 deg
    Boom Swing - Right60 deg
    Maximum Dig Depth101.6 in
    Max Dump Height118.4 in
    Maximum Reach at Ground Level184.2 in
    Capacities E26
    Fuel Tank9.1 gal
    Hydraulic System E26
    Auxiliary Std Flow12.5 GPM
    Auxiliary Pressure2610 psi
    Dimension E26
    Length170.4 in
    Overall Length in Travel Position170.4 in
    Width59.6 in
    Height94.9 in
    Height with Operator Cab94.9 in
    Features E26
    Air ConditioningN/A
    Cab EnclosureO
    Cab HeaterN/A
    Heater Air ConditioningO
    RadioO
    Tail Swing Type-
    Engine ShutdownN/A
    Auxiliary HydraulicsN/A
    Secondary Auxiliary HydraulicsN/A
    Quick Tach SystemCheck
    Rubber TrackCheck
    Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic FlowX
    Angle BladeX

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

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Videos

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Compact Excavators: Hydraulic X-Change Advantages

Compact Excavators: Travel Challenge

Compact Excavators: Multifunctioning Advantages

Compact Excavators: Attachment Readiness