With a retracted track width of only 71 cm, the Bobcat® E08 compact excavator (mini excavator) can access difficult and cramped jobsites where exhausting manual labour is your only other option. This model navigates through narrower openings and can operate in more confined areas than other excavators. The reduced tail swing gives you the flexibility to pivot and deposit soil while offering protection against accidental contact with surrounding objects.
Bobcat® compact excavators give you perfect control of the boom, arm and bucket, even in the most challenging work environments. Having confidence in this control and your precise movements enables you to complete the job using your machine, instead of doing it with manual labour. This predictable control is delivered through exclusive control valve systems and torque-limiting piston pumps that match force with demand.
You can work in confined areas and squeeze through the tightest workspaces by retracting the tracks on Bobcat® E08, E10, E17, E19 and E20 compact excavators. The hydraulically activated retractable undercarriage is the ideal solution for access through narrow gates and doorways.
You don't need any tools to adjust the blade extensions on E08, E10, E17, E19 and E20 models. You can easily remove the blade extensions and store them directly on the blade structure.
For easier access to your work area: pass under branches, low openings and through doorways to get to your jobsite.
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!
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!
Bobcat designers have configured a centralised grease bank to make lubrication of the slew bearing and slew pinion fast and easy. With a large opening, it’s simple to reach the well-protected grease cylinder fitting and complete track tensioning.
Bobcat® compact excavators are engineered to operate in the smallest of workspaces. All models feature the exclusive In-Track Swing Frame, which allows you to get closer to your work. The swing castings and cylinders stay within the tracks when you dig in an offset position.
On Bobcat® E08, E10, E19, E19 and E20 models, vital machine components have additional protection from damage. The hydraulic cylinder is mounted on top of the boom to prevent accidental contact with the trench, bucket or any nearby obstacles.
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.