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Operator Moves Dirt With Bobcat Large Excavator

Bigger Jobs, Bigger Solutions: 5 Benefits of a Large Excavator Rental

While there are many benefits to equipment ownership, large excavator rentals are a great option for those who want to tackle larger jobs before committing to a purchase. From fixed monthly costs to saving money during tax season, here are five benefits of renting a large excavator.

Bobcat Large Excavator Digs In Field With Bucket Attachment

Large Excavators: Are They Right for You?

If you’re in need of a versatile tool built for powerful trenching and excavating, a large excavator is likely the right choice for your fleet. Find out if a large excavator is the best option for your next project with these three important considerations.

Infographic Highlighting Key Differences Between Bobcat E42 and E50 Compact Excavator Specs

What Makes the E42 and E50 Mini Excavators Different?

The new R2-Series compact excavators boast enhanced performance, control, efficiency and operator comfort. So what makes the two excavators different? Take a side-by-side look at the E42 and E50 compact excavators to help you decide which one best meets your needs.

Bobcat R2-Series E50 Compact Excavator Trenching

How to Choose the Right Compact Excavator Size

The utility of the compact excavator has led to their increasing popularity on jobsites everywhere, from landscaping to demolition to excavation projects. With all the different sizes, options and configurations, how do you find the machine that’s right for you? Consider these factors to get started.

Easy access makes for easy maintenance

How Easy Access Means Easy Excavator Maintenance

Selecting an excavator that provides easy access to engine components and routine maintenance items is important for cutting down on service time. See how it helps you keep your excavator in good working order so you can reduce operating costs and stay profitable.

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4 Jobs the Bobcat Pro Clamp System™ Does Better

Go beyond the capabilities of a typical excavator clamp attachment with the Pro Clamp™ system from Bobcat Company. The advanced system allows you to perform demolition or tear-out work, create smooth trench bottoms, clean up spoil piles and install or repair utilities.

Infographic detailing the different sections of a mini excavator

Know the Basics: Compact Excavator 101

Introduced to North America in the mid ‘80s, mini excavators are known for their reduced size and impressive versatility. Learn all you need to know about this popular piece of equipment with our mini excavator breakdown.

To minimize the risk of equipment loss from your jobsite it is important to post no trespassing signs and install chain-link fences.

How to reduce compact equipment theft

Despite ongoing efforts by construction firms and law enforcement, the number of equipment theft reports in the United States continues to grow. There are several steps you and your operators can take to reduce construction equipment theft from your jobsites. Learn how.

A Bobcat E85 compact excavator lifts a full bucket of dirt at a jobsite.

4 Benefits of Larger Excavators

Don’t let the term “compact excavator” – also known as a mini excavator – fool you. The Bobcat E85 compact excavator is small in size but big on power. As the largest excavator in our equipment lineup, it delivers heavy lifting and digging capabilities, while its compact size offers better maneuverability and mobility. See how the E85 can benefit you and your operation.

Operator unloads an R-Series E35 compact excavator off of a trailer.

How to properly transport your compact excavator

Transporting your compact excavator to and from the jobsite is no small feat. But it’s time well-spent. Using the right-sized trailer as well as correctly loading, positioning and securing your equipment can help you protect your investment as well as reduce the risk of load violations while on the road.

Bobcat E35 compact excavator undercarriage

6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Undercarriage

Is improper maintenance shortening the life of your compact loader or excavator undercarriage? Follow these tips to keep the hardest working part of your equipment running strong for years to come.

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How to Safely Lift and Move Loads With an Excavator

Other than digging, one of the most frequent jobs performed by hydraulic excavators is lifting. Understanding your machine’s lifting capacity helps you to lift and move loads safely, and knowing what to check before you lift can help prevent injuries and downtime.