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Spring 2009

Building on the best

Industry exclusives keep Bobcat No. 1 in compact excavators

There are a number of Bobcat® compact excavator exclusives that didn't change with the M-Series launch. The following pages explain those advantages.

Load-Sensing Hydraulics

The true measure of a compact excavator's performance is how it responds to loads — balancing the excavator's hydraulic system and engine horsepower — for maximum speed and power. Bobcat compact excavators deliver more predictable power for smooth operation and faster cycle times than other brands. At the same time, the balance between hydraulic flow and pressure is matched to provide supreme hydraulic horsepower.

Uptime Protection

The last thing anyone wants is to experience downtime, which is why Bobcat compact excavators are built to last with mechanisms in place to ensure the machine is available when you need it. Standard features such as machine shutdown protection, battery rundown protection, self diagnostics, protected hose routing, sealed connectors and in-track swing frame minimize equipment downtime.

Cab Comforts

If you spend much time in a compact excavator, you want it to be as comfortable as possible to improve productivity. Bobcat compact excavators have nearly 20 percent more interior cab space than other brands. That starts with a large entry; continues with more arm, leg and foot room; and ends with state-of-the-art fingertip controls. Add an enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning to enhance an already great operating experience. Add a radio and there's nothing better on the jobsite than spending a day in a Bobcat excavator.


Choose from 16 attachments to transform your excavator into a versatile tool carrier.

More Than Just a Digging Machine

It's true that Bobcat compact excavators are great digging machines, but there's so much more that they have to offer. A Hydraulic X-Change™ attachment mounting system provides the fastest attachment changes in the industry. Simply flip a switch in the cab to activate the hydraulic pins, hook up the attachment and install the retainer pins. Bobcat pioneered the attachment industry and still provides more models than all other compact equipment attachment manufacturers.

Bobcat Excavator Highlights

Angle Blade: For improved productivity, an angle blade option is available for the M-Series E35 to facilitate backfilling and grading tasks. The angle blade utilizes a bolt-on, replaceable cutting edge that can be easily rotated for longevity. A paddle switch, conveniently located on the blade lever, controls the blade's 50-degree range of motion.

Precise Control: Easy-to-operate joystick controls in Bobcat compact excavators give you precise control of the machine and the attachment, while minimizing fatigue.

Rock Out While You Work: Enjoy your favorite music while you work with a MP3-compatible radio in your Bobcat compact excavator.

Superior Service Access: Bobcat has made it easy to perform routine service checks and gain access to critical service areas. A large rear door opens to reveal the engine and pump packages.