As the largest compact excavator in the current Bobcat® line-up, the minimal tail swing E85 offers you powerful hydraulics and fast cycle times to power your way through the most demanding jobs. Operators enjoy a roomy cab with a fully-adjustable super deluxe seat as standard. To meet customer requirements, this model also offers optional steel tracks, long arm, articulated boom, blade cylinder load holding valve and third auxiliary hydraulic lines. This Stage IIIB-compliant model has 250-hour greasing intervals to help maximise uptime.
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.
Choose the arm configuration that best meets your needs. The standard power arm offers maximum arm breakout force. For added reach and dig depth, equip your machine with the optional long arm (select models). Most of them are clamp-ready arms.
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.
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.
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.
Does your work require frequent pauses? Auto Idle makes it easier – and quieter – to pause during your work, take a quick break or communicate with others on the job site. You’ll save on fuel too. When machine functions aren’t used for more than 4 seconds, your excavator automatically idles the engine until you start work again. When you move the joystick controls or initiate travel, the excavator automatically returns to the previously set throttle position. Auto idle can be enabled or disabled, to suit your work pattern.
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.
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!
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.
On Bobcat compact excavators, the rotary speed control knob adjusts more easily than a lever, enabling you to make smoother throttle adjustments and operate with more precise control.
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!
Certain Bobcat compact excavator models have 250-hour greasing intervals, thanks to polymer shims and the special design of the bushings on the boom, arm and bucket.
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.
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.
Save valuable time and remain productive for longer with 250-hour greasing intervals on the E62, E85 and E57W. These extended intervals are made possible by the polymer shims and bushing design.
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.
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.
The optional steel tracks have a segmented construction, enabling quick and convenient repair. Optional rubber pads ensure a more comfortable ride.
Clamp, lift, move and place more objects and materials with the power of the Bobcat hydraulic clamp (thumb) attachment. Our hydraulic clamp has a dual-tooth design which maximizes the clamp capabilities, enabling the attachment to clamp onto many odd-shaped objects and debris. Put the clamp attachment to work with a trenching bucket and see how easily you can move irregularly shaped objects such as tree stumps and broken slabs of concrete. The clamp attachment is ideal for those moving and removing jobs.