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ZHS Excavator Exceeds Expectations

Logan Tucker

Logan Tucker

A Bobcat® 435 excavator is doing just what Logan Tucker expected. The Zero House Swing (ZHS) machine allows him to move quickly around jobsites, complete projects faster, work more efficiently and expand his customer base.

He operates Tucker Farm and Grading in Monroe, N.C., with his sons-in-law Richard Dorton and Jayme Carroll. Much of their work involves site clearing and preparation for developers.

Tucker has always used big track loaders. In recent years, however, he had been renting compact excavators more frequently as developers wanted him to do additional work at their projects.

"I was renting excavators so often that it just made sense to purchase my own," he says. "Over the years we had tried just about every brand on the market so we were familiar with all the products. When it came time to buy (from Bobcat of Monroe), one machine stood above all the rest—the Bobcat 435."

This 49 hp unit's unique ZHS design reduces the chance of accidental damage, allowing operators to work faster. The FastTrack™ drive system means faster backfilling and grading, and smoother turns.

"FastTrack allows us to work 20-30 percent faster than with other equipment," says Tucker. "It also enables us to get our excavator on and off trucks and in position to work quicker, too. FastTrack alone has significantly boosted our productivity."

The companies that hire Tucker like the fact that he has his own excavator. "Once we are on a jobsite they keep asking us to do more—and with the 435 we can," he says. "We can clear an entire lot with the excavator, plus do extra work such as dig footings and drainage lines, install pipe, and backfill with the blade."

Tucker also likes the controls on the 435—"more comfortable than other brands"—and the Zero House Swing feature—"a big plus that gives us maximum maneuverability." And, he notes, "it is easy to justify the cost because the machine is so productive."

Bobcat 425 ZTS Excavator

Bobcat 425 ZTS Excavator

425 ZTS
For projects that require a compact excavator with Zero Tail Swing, try the new 425 with its best-in-class, spacious operator station with easy entry and exit. Unmatched serviceability means operators can easily access daily check points. An engine and hydraulic system monitor with shutdown protects the 425 when necessary; this top-of-the-line instrumentation can't be matched. Lift and place objects precisely with finger-tip auxiliary hydraulic controls. Get even more digging depth and reach from the 425
with an optional long-arm configuration.

• 26.4 hp (19.7 kW) diesel engine
• 5,849-lb. (2,653 kg) operating weight
• 8-ft., 4-in. (2,541 mm) digging depth
• 14-ft., 10-in. (4,521 mm) reach
• 5,058-lbf. (22,500 N) bucket breakout force
• Available with long-arm option

Bobcat 430 ZHS Excavator

Bobcat 430 ZHS Excavator

430 ZHS
One of two Zero House Swing compact excavators offered by Bobcat, the 430 gives you unrestricted rotation and provides greater flexibility and comfort when working next to objects or against a wall. Maximize digging abilities with an independent boom swing. The available FastTrack™ drive system delivers nearly twice the speed of the closest competitive compact excavator.

• 42.8 hp (31.9 kW) diesel engine
• 8,024-lb. (3,640 kg) operating weight
• 10-ft., 1-in. (3,066 mm) digging depth
• 16-ft., 9-in. (5,097 mm) reach
• 6,866-lbf. (30,451 N) bucket breakout force
• Available with long-arm or extendable arm options

Bobcat 335 Excavator

Bobcat 335 Excavator

335
Serving numerous markets and applications, the 335 excels at excavator lifting and digging projects with a load-sensing hydraulic system that has a torque-limiting piston pump. Connect one of many approved attachments to the auxiliary hydraulic system to quickly complete jobs with one machine. Precisely control your 335 attachments with finger-tip auxiliary hydraulic controls on the joysticks. You can transport the 335 with your existing trailer and truck, thanks to the excavator’s low operating weight.

• 40 hp (29.9 kW) diesel engine
• 9,170-lb. (4,159-kg) operating weight
• 11-ft., 8-in. (3,564-mm) dig depth
• 17-ft., 10-in. (5,432-mm) reach
• 7,892-lbf. (35,105 N) bucket breakout force

Bobcat 337 Excavator

Bobcat 337 Excavator

337
Why use larger, dedicated digging machines when a powerful 337 can complete the job more efficiently? Outperforming every other compact excavator in its class, the 337 tackles smaller projects on residential and commercial jobsites, as well as larger applications with attachments such as the hydraulic breaker and rotating grapple. Change attachments quicker with the new Hydraulic X-Change™ attachment mounting system.

• 48 hp (35.7 kW) diesel engine
• 11,085-lb. (5,028-kg) operating weight
• 11-ft., 9-in. (3,581-mm) digging depth
• 18-ft., 9-in. (5,716-mm) reach
• 9,267-lbf. (41,223 N) bucket breakout force
• Available with long-arm option

Bobcat 435 ZHS Excavator

Bobcat 435 ZHS Excavator

435 ZHS
Tight spaces are never a problem for this Zero House Swing unit. Dig, slew and dump spoil behind the machine with ease—much more access than you could ever achieve with a tractor-loader-backhoe. There’s no sacrificing operator comfort with the 435 as it has a spacious cab with plenty of room for even the biggest operators, plus the wide door opening permits easy entry and exit. Like the 430, the available FastTrack drive system’s fast travel speed saves time getting you to and from areas on your jobsite. The Hydraulic X-Change system is also available for the 435 to quickly change excavator attachments.

• 49 hp (36.5 kW) diesel engine
• 10,555-lb. (4,788 kg) operating weight
• 11-ft., 3-in. (3,420-mm) digging depth
• 18-ft., 5-in. (5,611-mm) reach
• 7,892-lbf. (35,105 N) bucketbreakout force
• Available with long-arm option

Bobcat 442 ZTS Excavator

Bobcat 442 ZTS Excavator

442 ZTS
For the most challenging excavating tasks, rely on the Zero Tail Swing 442 with its impressive digging abilities and turbo-charged diesel engine. An ideal machine for landscapers, contractors, utility companies and rental yards, the versatile 442 is an all-around time- and labor-saving machine.
The Zero Tail Swing configuration allows for easier spoil placement, increased productivity and less damage to the excavator and surroundings. Mount one of 10 different attachments to the 442 to maximize its use on your next jobsite.

• 73 hp (54.5 kW) diesel engine
• 16,538-lb. (7,500-kg) operating weight
• 13-ft., 11-in. (4,250-mm) digging depth
• 23-ft., 10-in. (7,260-mm) reach
• 11,970-lbf. (53,200 N) bucket breakout force