Heavyweight excavators are upgraded
New Bobcat E63 and E85 excavators feature improvements in joystick controls, lift capacity, arm and bucket forces, torque and fuel efficiency
NEW E63 excavator
Two new heavy-duty Bobcat® excavators are being introduced this summer — the E63 and E85 — replacing the E60 and E80 models, respectively.
Both the 6.3 metric ton E63 and 8.5 metric ton E85 have a Tier 4 compliant diesel engine that features a high-pressure common rail fuel injection system for increased torque and efficient fuel consumption. To minimize emissions, both excavators have a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF).
New excavator features
New features available in these Bobcat excavator sizes are:
- - Fingertip boom swing and auxiliary hydraulic controls, including variable flow control and detent (continuous) flow mode. This not only improves multi-function capabilities, but also gives the operator more floor space
- - Better control of the excavator’s auxiliary hydraulic flow, including dual direction for more precise attachment performance
- - Independent boom swing control on the joysticks allows operators to more easily position the excavator for offset digging. For example, the excavator operator can dig on either side of a buried utility line without repositioning the machine, which can be a big timesaver
Improved bucket forces
NEW E85 excavator
Bucket forces for the E63 and E85 have increased for improved productivity when excavating or trenching. Additionally, the compact tail swing E63 has improved lift capacity, arm force and cycle times to increase the machine’s efficiency. For a powerful digging machine in confined areas, the E85 is a minimal tail swing model. The E63 and E85 have a maximum dig depth of 13 feet 6 inches and 15 feet 6 inches, respectively.
Additional features of the new excavators include auto idle and a new deluxe instrument panel. Auto idle minimizes fuel consumption when the excavator is idle for four seconds. This may be helpful when the operator is waiting to load a truck, or when the operator is communicating with other workers. The diesel engine returns to the previous engine speed as soon as the operator moves the joystick controls.
New deluxe instrumentation
A new multi-language, deluxe color panel resembles instrumentation found on larger earthmoving equipment and gives operators an overview of the machine vitals and its functions. The home screen displays fuel level, coolant temperature, day/time, throttle position and engine speed. Operators can select auxiliary hydraulic flow modes and rates from the panel. For increased security, an integrated password protection system may be used to help prevent theft.
Improved grading and leveling
Available for the first time on Bobcat excavators in this size class, the blade float feature gives operators the opportunity to smoothly grade, level or backfill material. Operators can use just one machine to excavate and fill material, and the excavator’s rubber track undercarriage minimizes disruption to existing surfaces and floats across dirt for a professional-looking finish.
New boom cylinder guards provide improved uptime protection for E63 and E85 owners, protecting the cylinder when the excavator is digging. Enhanced access to service areas makes performing routine checks and adding fluids easier.