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Extendable Arm – Compact Excavators

If you need more reach, Bobcat offers the first and only clamp-ready extendable arm option for select compact excavators. It offers the best of both worlds: power and lifting performance, combined with the ability to extend the machine's dig depth and reach when you need it.

Feature Details

Get Extra Reach

Bobcat compact excavator (mini excavator) extendable arm video.

It delivers up to 30 in. of reach at full extension (compared to standard arms), so you can reach farther with less repositioning. Dump spoil further away from the excavator and reach further back into the trench for cleanout purposes. Loading trucks is easier, too, because the extendable arm allows you to place material more efficiently into the truck without moving the excavator.

No Loss of Original Arm and Bucket Forces

Operator Using Bobcat E60 Compact Excavator With Extendable Arm And Clamp Attachment To Demolish House

Work with greater power and extended reach while keeping original arm and bucket forces. Enjoy greater machine longevity with replaceable composite wear pads to reinforce the excavator's structure and maintain its integrity.

Hydraulic X-Change Compatibility

Operator Using Bobcat E60 Compact Excavator With Extendable Arm And Hydraulic Clamp Attachment To Move Debris From Demolition

This option also allows the use of the hydraulic clamp and Hydraulic X-Change™ attachment mounting system so you can lift, load and place materials. Get the power, versatility and extra reach you need – all from a compact machine.

Easy Controls

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator cab

Control the extension and retraction of the arm with a paddle on the right-hand joystick controls. When equipped with a clamp, the paddle on the left-hand joystick controls the clamp function. Together, it is a simple process to extend the arm and reach objects to lift and place them.

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Reach Further

Bobcat compact (mini) excavators extendable arm comparison overview video.

At times, you need more reach than a standard arm configuration. Because we think about what is important on a jobsite, Bobcat provides to you an extendable arm option. You can even use a clamp. Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® have extendable arms, but none of them can be used with a clamp. Only Bobcat® excavators gives you the most attachment flexibility on your jobsite.