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Compact Excavator / Comfort Features

Operator-Friendly Controls – Compact Excavators

Operator-friendly controls in Bobcat compact (mini) excavators are designed for simplicity, flexibility, and maximum productivity. Whether you’re digging, backfilling, or operating an attachment that requires secondary hydraulics, you’ll notice that the joysticks, travel control pedals, and attachment controls have been designed to keep you productive all day long.

Feature Details

Fingertip Auxiliary Hydraulic Controls

Bobcat compact (mini) excavator seat and joystick controls.

The auxiliary hydraulic controls are at your fingertips, providing precision control and low-fatigue operation. Variable flow allows you to control the attachment speed and precisely move a clamp. Detent provides continuous flow for attachments such as augers and plate compactors.

Secondary Auxiliary Thumb Toggle

 Operator using joystick controls in a Bobcat compact (mini) excavator.

A secondary auxiliary thumb toggle lets you switch between the second auxiliary and the boom-offset without letting go of the joystick. You don’t have to stop what you are doing to search for the switch as it is located at your fingertips on the left joystick.

Soft Grip Joysticks

Bobcat compact (mini) excavator cab layout.

You can feel the quality at your fingertips, as the joysticks on Bobcat excavators are designed to feel better in your hands and provide effortless control to the workgroup. They’re made from soft-touch materials that provide lasting comfort.

In-Cab Pattern Selector

Bobcat pattern selector for E35 R-Series.

Access to the pattern control selector is easier than ever. The easy-access location lets you choose between ISO and Standard patterns without leaving the operator’s seat. No keys or special tools are required.

Blade Float

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and angle blade.

Blade float exerts a minimal, consistent down-force on the blade without operator input, making  leveling and back dragging quick and easy.

Rotary Speed Control Knob

 Compact (mini) excavator speed control knob.

Make throttle adjustments with an easy-to-use rotary knob. It provides precise control and adjusts easier than a lever.

Fold-Up Travel Pedals

 Compact (mini) excavator foot pedals.

When you’re traveling, use the pedals to control your speed with precision. When you’re working, fold them up to get them out of the way.

Hydraulic Joystick Control

Compact (mini) excavator joystick controls.

Hydraulic joystick control on Bobcat compact (mini) excavators delivers smooth, fluid operation and increased efficiency.

Dual Direction Detent

 Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and bucket attachment digging into a dirt pile.

Provides continuous flow for attachments in either direction, allowing you to operate attachments without continually pressing a button.