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Our buyer’s guide provides detailed information for first-time compact excavator buyers, including types and sizes, key features, attachments and top factors to consider when choosing a compact excavator.

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Choosing the right compact or large excavator to fit your needs will help you be more productive and efficient on the job. View our competitive comparisons, learn maintenance guidelines and other tips to help you get the most out of your investment.  

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Money-Making Ideas for Your Compact Excavator An R-Series E32 excavator moves demolished concrete on a jobsite

Money-Making Ideas for Your Compact Excavator

Your Bobcat mini excavator (or mini excavator rental) offers versatility far beyond digging jobs. With the right attachments, you could bid on jobs you may not have previously considered.
How to Train Your New Compact Equipment Operators Compact Excavator Operator Observes Safe Techniques On The Jobsite

How to Train Your New Compact Equipment Operators

Train your operators with these six steps for proper operation and maintenance of compact equipment.
4 Benefits of Larger Excavators A Bobcat E85 compact excavator lifts a full bucket of dirt at a jobsite.

4 Benefits of Larger Excavators

As the largest excavator in our compact equipment lineup, you’ll have a serious digging machine that can handle demanding road, utility, demolition and site preparation jobs.
4 Considerations Before Using Compact Excavators in Small Spaces A Bobcat E60 compact excavator working in a confined space

4 Considerations Before Using Compact Excavators in Small Spaces

Before bidding on a project and working in confined areas, evaluate these 4 considerations.
How to Properly Transport Your Compact Excavator Operator loads an R2-Series E60 compact excavator on a trailer

How to Properly Transport Your Compact Excavator

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.
6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Undercarriage Image of Loader and Excavator Working On jobsite

6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Undercarriage

Follow these tips to get the most performance and life out of your loader or excavator undercarriage.
How to Safely Lift and Move Loads With an Excavator Operator In Bobcat Excavator Working On Jobsite

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.
Avoid Costly Downtime with a Preventive Maintenance Checklist Closeup Image of Bobcat Logo

Avoid Costly Downtime with a Preventive Maintenance Checklist

We all know the revenue needle stops moving during unexpected downtime. That’s why preventive maintenance is so important to your business.
How to Evaluate Your Dealer’s Maintenance Expertise Closeup Image of Bobcat Logo

How to Evaluate Your Dealer’s Maintenance Expertise

You’re busy on the jobsite. That's why it’s important to re-evaluate who can most cost-effectively maintain your compact equipment — you or your dealer?
New Revenue Ideas for Your Compact Excavator Closeup Image of Bobcat Logo

New Revenue Ideas for Your Compact Excavator

Your compact excavator offers versatility far beyond digging jobs. With the right attachments, you could bid on jobs you may not have previously considered.
4 Tips to Safely Lift Objects with a Compact Excavator Bobcat E88 Compact Excavator Lifting A Cement Culvert Into A Trench.

4 Tips to Safely Lift Objects with a Compact Excavator

On a typical jobsite, excavators may be used to lift, move and place a range of materials. Learning to lift safely is critical for anyone who owns or operates an excavator.
Compact Excavator Safety 101: Calculating Lift Capacity Bobcat E55 Compact Excavator Lifting object

Compact Excavator Safety 101: Calculating Lift Capacity

On a typical jobsite, excavators may be used to lift, move and place a range of materials. Learning to lift safely is critical for every excavator operator.