The new generation of the popular Bobcat® E26 compact excavator (mini excavator) is an easy-to-use, robust machine optimized for specific rental industry needs while introducing the next level of operator comfort and features required by demanding owner operators. The new E26 excavator has a transport weight reduced by 100 kg but increased over-the-side lifting capacity. To overcome a common issue in the rental market and thus protect the uptime, the E26 is now equipped with extra innovative features such as the Cylinder-Inside-Boom (CIB) workgroup and its geometry, increasing protection against bucket collision with the cab.
Bobcat® excavator controls enable you to make fine, accurate movements with minimum effort and maximum comfort – so you can get precise results in less time, with less fatigue. On the left joystick, a rocker-style thumb switch gives you superior boom-swing control with better metering than foot pedals. On the right joystick, the switch provides perfect control of your connected attachment. You'll also find that multi-function operation, such as swinging and travelling simultaneously, is easier. With the boom swing and auxiliary control located on the joystick, you get more comfortable floor space and foot room - a definite bonus on long, tiring jobs.
To raise your productivity, choose between two travel speeds to increase your speed around your jobsite.
To simplify operation, the Dual Direction Detent system provides continuous flow for attachments in either direction, allowing you to operate attachments without continually having to press a button.
Auto-Shift travel moves your excavator out of high range and back automatically, giving you superb travel performance without having to manually downshift. It automatically transitions the travel motors to and from high range, producing greater tractive effort when you need it, without manual shifting. Simply select the travel speed range you want, and go. The rubber track with directional lugs also provides a smoother ride and less vibration when travelling.
Our mission is to make your work easier! The Blade Float simplifies grading, leveling and backfilling jobs. Blade float exerts a minimal, consistent down-force on the blade, with minimal operator input.
With Bobcat ergonomic controls you stay productive all day long. They help you control attachments with precision and flexibility, without feeling tired. Grade, level and backfill with less input. Then head to the next work area using the one-hand travel control... and adjust the arm rests for added comfort!
You’ll be more attentive and productive if your compact excavator is quieter, easier to operate, and set to your preferred temperature. All our current models continue the Bobcat tradition of comfortable machines with design focused on the operator. Enjoy more cab space, easy-to-operate controls, advanced climate control and lower noise levels.
The hydraulic joystick control on Bobcat® compact excavators ensures smooth, fluid operation, helping you operate at maximum efficiency.
Bobcat® compact excavators feature a unique canopy that gives operators better visibility in confined areas. The lightweigh design, which is ROPS, TOPS and FOGS certified, keeps compaction to a minimum when crossing lawns and other established surfaces.
With Bobcat® compact excavators, you'll find it easy to make maintenance part of your routine. Using Bobcat's simple industry-leading service access checkpoints, you can quickly carry out preventive maintenance. Use your shop time to finish the job instead of trying to gain access to checkpoints - you'll complete essential maintenance as scheduled and reduce your operating costs!
With its superior ground clearance, the X-frame undercarriage improves your performance in soft, loose and difficult conditions. Dirt and other debris easily pass through this undercarriage, making clean-up easier and faster, and leaving less debris on the trailer. Our design places the drive motors safely within the width of the tracks, protecting the assembly and improving machine agility in soft conditions. The recessed motor covers prevent potential damage and improve your uptime on the job.
To help maximize uptime, the cooling cores can be accessed easily through large service openings for quick, easy cleaning of the radiator.
Our tie-downs are easy to reach and apply, so you can secure the machine quickly and get on and off the job site faster.
Like all Bobcat® machines, our compact excavators are designed to prevent problems before they occur. Electronics meet or exceed the most demanding specifications for sealing, moisture, shock and vibration. Automatic glow plugs deliver easier starts and ensure longer starter life, while battery run-down protection guards against vandals or forgetful operators.
Do you frequently work in confined areas, close to objects, or against a wall? On models with minimal and conventional tail swing, the rear of the house protrudes beyond the width of the tracks. To avoid this restriction and give yourself the greatest flexibility, choose a zero tail-swing model; the rear of the house stays within the width of the tracks through full rotation. With zero tail swing, you rotate and deposit soil where you need it, reposition the machine fewer times, and worry less about accidentally striking any surrounding objects.
Keys can be lost or forgotten, especially when a machine has several operators. With the optional keyless start on Bobcat® compact excavators, you don't need keys any more. This simple option ensures that no time is lost on your worksite if you or your employees forget the keys in the shop. To start your machine, simply enter a set code number and press the start button. Keyless start also protects against theft and unauthorised use. The code can easily be changed using the master code supplied with the kit. It’s particularly useful for rental machines, as the code can be changed for each customer.
You can keep your Bobcat® compact excavator on the job – and out of the shop – thanks to its smart diagnostic features. Machine Shutdown Protection: to maximise uptime, most Bobcat excavators come standard with automatic shutdown that tracks engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure, hydraulic oil temperature and other functions. The system is designed to prevent catastrophic engine failure: it shuts down the machine if necessary, reducing the chance of damage to the engine or hydraulic components. Diagnostics: Bobcat provides on-board diagnostics to efficiently troubleshoot problems while you are working and prevent them before they occur – reducing your machine's downtime. Cold Weather Engine Protection: this feature protects your machine from working too hard in cold weather before the engine is properly warmed up.
Avoid fuel spills and wastage with the Bobcat Fuel Fill Alert! An audible alarm beeps faster as the fuel level approaches tank capacity, taking the guesswork out of refueling. Certain compact excavator models are equipped with a fuel-fill pump with automatic shutdown.
For more accurate placement of your load, the integrated slew brakes hold the machine steady on slopes. This makes it easier to load the machine, and you no longer need to manually engage the slew brakes during transport.
With Bobcat ergonomic controls, you stay productive all day long. They help you control attachments with precision and flexibility, without feeling tired. Grade, level and backfill with less exertion. Then head to the next work area using the one-hand travel control... and adjust the arm rests for added comfort!
Many Bobcat® compact excavator models are equipped with selectable auxiliary hydraulics. This gives you the choice of multiple flow rates to help you optimise the response of your hydraulic attachments such as tilting buckets, clamps, grapples, hydraulic breakers and augers. Select low flow for precise control and accurate angles, medium flow for placing and handling materials, or maximum flow for peak hydraulic attachment performance.