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Compact Excavator / Performance Features

Predictable Control – Compact Excavators

With Bobcat® excavators, you can confidently make precise movements in demanding environments. Because of an exclusive control valve system design, smooth operation and predictable control are a part of every Bobcat excavator

Feature Details

Smooth Operation

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

Work fast and smooth so you can accomplish your tasks quicker. Bobcat-exclusive control valve systems deliver consistent oil flow to all functions to deliver smooth operation without sacrificing cycle times.

More Powerful

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator moving a concrete pipe into a trench.

Deliver more usable power with high-efficiency, torque-limiting piston pumps that match force to demand and continuously respond to loads. The workgroup maintains exceptional arm and bucket forces in tough conditions.

Faster Cycle Times

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

True cycle times aren’t measured in a dealer parking lot. They’re measured on the job, under load: filling trucks, placing boulders or trenching. Matching cylinder size to pump capacities, Bobcat excavators achieve industry leading cycle times.

Multifunctioning Controls

Compact (mini) excavator foot pedals.

When running an excavator, you rarely make one move at a time. Completing a task may include offsetting and moving the machine, plus running the attachment and work group. Bobcat compact (mini) excavators feature fingertip controls for the auxiliaries, boom swing, and angle blade so you can move the machine while you run the attachment and work group at the same time.

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.

Efficient Control Operation

 Efficient controls overview for compact (mini) excavators video.

Controls on excavators should give skilled operators the ability to perform many functions at the same time. A skilled operator can offset, move the machine, plus run the attachment and work group at the same time. That’s why Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators have been designed with fingertip controls. Control boom swing, auxiliaries and angle blade functions with your fingertips. Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Kubota® place important functions on the floor where they’re in the way and tougher to operate with precision. Review the test results to see why Bobcat’s design is best.