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October 2009

Bobcat E60 excavator features make it productive and able to work long hours

E60 excavator

Bobcat Company announces that the E60 excavator — part of the new M-Series line of loaders and excavators — is now available from Bobcat dealers. The E60 is a new model size in the 6-ton weight class.

The E60, like the E80 launched earlier this year, features a completely new design that increases the comfort of the operator and the durability of the machine, while decreasing the frequency needed for some preventive maintenance tasks. Everything about the new excavator has been created to help keep operators working longer, including a spacious cab and a top-of-the-line seat to keep operators comfortable and polymer shims to decrease wear on the lateral pins.

Longer service intervals
Daily greasing of the bushings at the boom, arm and bucket pivot is a thing of the past with the E60 excavator. Normally, this process takes up to 30 minutes of an operator’s time each day. Now, the operator will be able to spend that time working because the E60 has extended the service interval of greasing the bushings to 250 hours.

Operator comfort
The E60 revolutionizes operator comfort by offering a spacious cab with an operator seat that adjusts nine ways and a heating and air conditioning system that has true automotive-style controls. These features have been designed to keep operators who spend many hours in their machines comfortable and productive.

The top-of-the-line seat allows the operator to create an individually designed ergonomic work environment. The operator can adjust the seat nine different ways, including moving or angling the armrests, joysticks, lumbar support, and seat bottom and back. With these adjustments, operators of any size can adjust the seat to their personal preference. These adjustments also let operators move the seat to an area where they can best control the foot pedals and see the work area.

E60 excavator

The high-capacity climate-control system has true automotive-style controls and vents in front of and to the rear of the operator, placing the air movement exactly where needed. This system has five modes of air placement that can target the operator’s body in different areas, such as from the front only, or from the front and rear.

A fixed instrument panel on the right side of the cab is a central, easy-to-read display for all of the information the operator needs on machine performance.

Attachment readiness
Each E60 is delivered clamp-ready for operators who want to quickly and easily add and use a clamp.

In addition to clamps, Bobcat provides a number of attachments available for use on the excavator. The X-Change® attachment quick coupler system, standard on the E60, allows the operator to quickly change between attachments. A complete line of attachments including trenching buckets, hydraulic breakers, earth augers and a grading bucket are available to complete even the most challenging tasks.

Fuel use
The E60 has an Interim Tier 4 50-horsepower engine. While this engine provides substantial power to complete work, it doesn’t mean contractors will waste a lot of extra fuel. The engine control system on the excavator has an auto-idle feature, reducing fuel consumption when the machine is not working. Engine rpm is controlled electronically so that the operator uses only as much engine power as necessary for the application. The quiet operation of the engine is also a benefit, as many cities and work areas are becoming more sensitive to construction noise.

Additional features
With minimal tail swing, the E60 can work in compact work environments and next to buildings or other obstructions. The excavator features the Bobcat in-track swing frame, which enables the boom to stay within the width of the tracks, making it even easier for the excavators to work in constricted job conditions. The E60 is available with either rubber tracks or steel tracks.

The E60, standard-equipped with cab and HVAC system, has a dig depth of 13 feet 7 inches and an operating weight of 13,556 pounds with rubber tracks.