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Compact Excavator / Performance Features

Advanced Excavator Hydraulics – Compact Excavators

When it comes to performance, Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators are in a class by themselves. Each component - including the engine, pumps, and hydraulic system - are engineered to deliver maximum hydraulic performance. For you, that means faster cycle times and better jobsite productivity.

Feature Details

Smoother Operation

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and bucket attachment digging inside a trench.

Confidently make precise movements in tight-fitting areas. Exclusive control valve systems on Bobcat excavators deliver consistent oil flow to all functions. For you, that means smoother operation without sacrificing cycle times.

Faster Cycle Times

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator lifting a load of black dirt

Your excavator’s digging cycle time can mean the difference between hitting and missing a deadline. It’s the reason Bobcat excavators are engineered to produce more responsive horsepower than other brands. While horsepower specifications might appear the same on paper, you’re going to notice the difference in cycle times on the jobsite.

More Useable Power

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and hydraulic breaker attachment breaking apart concrete on a street project.

High-efficiency, torque-limiting piston pumps in the hydraulic system match force to demand, continuously responding to loads and delivering more usable power.

Compare Brands

There’s a huge difference between published specs and real-world testing. Bobcat Advantage® puts the industry’s top compact equipment brands in tough challenges to show you the differences. Objective tests and competitive comparisons measure up Bobcat®, Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® machines.

More Hydraulic Power

No matter what kind of projects you tackle with your compact excavator, you need to consider hydraulic horsepower. It’s the single best predictor of performance. That’s because hydraulic horsepower directly affects your travel speed, backfill speed, and digging cycles. Bobcat® excavators are designed to deliver maximum hydraulic flow while working under pressure. Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® try to keep up, but their hydraulic systems can’t deliver. Watch the test to see for yourself.

Stronger Slewing

When you’re digging on a slope, slew force is the power you need to swing your excavator. It also determines how quickly you can move material back into your trench. Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators are designed to deliver the most slewing force. Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® try to match it, but they fall short. Only Bobcat delivers the industry’s best slewing force. Review the test results to see why.

Dig Faster

Digging cycle time can mean the difference between hitting and missing a deadline. That’s why Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators are designed with advanced hydraulics for faster digging. They’re also designed to dig while under load. Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® attempt to deliver the same performance, but their hydraulics just can’t keep up. Review the test results to see why.

Faster Agility

If you can backfill quickly, you’ll save valuable time on your jobsite. Compared to other brands, Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators put more power to the ground when you engage your tracks. Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® try to keep up, but Bobcat excavators are simply faster. Review the test results to see why.