The Bobcat® E17 compact excavator (mini excavator) delivers performance in confined spaces with the need for only minimal repositioning. The operator can hydraulically retract the undercarriage to a width of only 98 cm in order to travel through gates or between walls and houses, then expand it to 136 cm for a wider footprint and greater performance. The E17 has reduced tail swing for better versatility and manoeuvrability on compact jobsites.
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.
Compared to other modesl in the Bobcat line-up with minimal or zero tail swing, conventional tail-swing models typically deliver the greatest lift capacity. Some of our conventional tail-swing excavators may also have a narrower stance (width) for easier access through doorways, gates, property boundaries or other restrictions. It can also be helpful when you load the machine on a trailer for transportation.
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.
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.
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!
The hydraulic joystick control on Bobcat® compact excavators ensures smooth, fluid operation, helping you operate at maximum efficiency.
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.
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.
Bobcat compact excavators feature soft-grip pilot control joysticks that provide the operator with effortless control of the boom and arm work group.
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.
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.