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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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How to Choose the Right Compact Excavator Size Bobcat E35 compact excavator studio image

How to Choose the Right Compact Excavator Size

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.
How to Choose the Right Compact Excavator Arm Bobcat E35 compact excavator

How to Choose the Right Compact Excavator Arm

Learn how to choose the right compact (mini) excavator arm from the multiple configurations by Bobcat of standard arm, long arm and extendable arm for your needs.
Section 179 Tax Deduction for Compact Equipment T76 compact track loader on a white background

Section 179 Tax Deduction for Compact Equipment

Leverage IRS Section 179 for small business tax benefits to deduct the full purchase (or lease) on qualifying compact equipment during the tax year. Learn more.
Timesaving Forestry Attachments for Your Next Project Compact Track Loader Cuts Down Trees With Forestry Cutter Attachment

Timesaving Forestry Attachments for Your Next Project

After you’ve stacked your fleet with powerful, maneuverable and reliable machines, make sure you have the right forestry attachments – or land-clearing attachments – for the job.
Product Q&A: Bobcat Machine IQ Wireless Communications Bobcat Excavator and Bobcat Compact Track Loader Working Together On A Jobsite

Product Q&A: Bobcat Machine IQ Wireless Communications

Make the most of your working hours and better understand the health of your machine with this telematics solution: Bobcat Machine IQ.
5 Ways Bobcat Equipment Can Increase Your Productivity Operator Digs A Hole With A Bobcat E35 Mini Excavator And The Depth Check System

5 Ways Bobcat Equipment Can Increase Your Productivity

Having trouble finding skilled labor? Here are five ways to elevate your productivity without adding to the payroll.
R2-Series: The Mini Excavator That Will Revolutionize Your Work Operator Digs With Bucket Attachment On Bobcat R2 Series Mini Excavator

R2-Series: The Mini Excavator That Will Revolutionize Your Work

Our R2-Series compact excavators go beyond the plain vanilla features you find on other machines, and come packed with super-responsive hydraulics, amazing lift capacity, eye-popping arm- and bucket-strength and a spacious interior.
Bobcat E35 vs. Cat 303.5E2-CR Mini Excavator Illustrated Bobcat E35 Mini Excavator vs. Cat 303.5E2-CR Mini Excavator Dig Depth

Bobcat E35 vs. Cat 303.5E2-CR Mini Excavator

See the Bobcat E35 and Cat 303.5E2-CR mini excavators face off and find the best machine for your construction work.
Bobcat E50 vs. John Deere 50G Mini Excavator Bobcat E50 Vs. John Deere 50G Cab Visibility

Bobcat E50 vs. John Deere 50G Mini Excavator

We took a side-by-side look at two top models: the Bobcat E50 and the John Deere 50G. See which one came out ahead.
5 Benefits of a Large Excavator Rental Operator Moves Dirt With Bobcat Large Excavator

5 Benefits of a Large Excavator Rental

Find out if a large excavator is the best option for your next project with these three important considerations.
The Future Is Bright: Electric Compact Equipment Blue Illustration Of A Compact Excavator

The Future Is Bright: Electric Compact Equipment

New electric prototype machines and concept machines are the next way Bobcat is changing the industry. With these new solutions – featuring a battery electric powertrain along with traditional hydraulics.
Bobcat E42 vs. Kubota KX040-4 Mini Excavator Bobcat E42 Mini Excavator Tail Swing Compared to Kubota KX040-4

Bobcat E42 vs. Kubota KX040-4 Mini Excavator

Let’s take a look at two popular mid-size compact excavator models – the Bobcat E42 vs. the Kubota KX040-4.
Large Excavators: Are They Right for You? Bobcat E165 being transported on a trailer.

Large Excavators: Are They Right for You?

Find out if a large excavator is the best option for your next project with these three important considerations.
What Makes the E42 and E50 Mini Excavators Different? Bobcat E42 Compact Excavator Backfilling

What Makes the E42 and E50 Mini 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.
What You Need to Know About the Redesigned R-Series Loaders Closeup Image of Bobcat T76 Compact Track Loader

What You Need to Know About the Redesigned R-Series Loaders

Redesigned inside and out, R-Series compact loaders are ready to take on your toughest jobs.
6 Compact Excavator Maintenance Tips to Boost Machine Performance Bobcat E42 Compact Excavator Moving Pipe On Construction Jobsite

6 Compact Excavator Maintenance Tips to Boost Machine Performance

Understanding how to safely operate your compact excavator also helps keep your machine on the jobsite. Before you start your next project, make sure you know these proper lifting techniques.
Challenge Accepted. Bobcat Dealers Step Up. Closeup Image of Bobcat Logo

Challenge Accepted. Bobcat Dealers Step Up.

Bobcat customers will enjoy hearing how their dealer network uplifts their communities through creative fundraising efforts.
Backhoe vs. Excavator: Which Is Your Loader’s Perfect Match? A Bobcat Compact Track Loader And Compact Excavator Working Together On A Jobsite

Backhoe vs. Excavator: Which Is Your Loader’s Perfect Match?

Pair your Bobcat skid-steer, compact track loader or all-wheel steer loader with a Bobcat excavator rather than a tractor loader backhoe.
How Easy Access Means Easy Maintenance Bobcat Compact Excavator Service Access

How Easy Access Means Easy Maintenance

When choosing an excavator, look for access points on the tailgate and panels that open as wide or as high as possible, so you can easily access all the major components for mini excavator maintenance.
Improve Mini Excavator Accuracy With Bobcat Depth Check System Bobcat E35 achieving an accurate grade with the Bobcat depth check system

Improve Mini Excavator Accuracy With Bobcat Depth Check System

Achieve an accurate dig depth and a precision grade without exiting your mini excavator by using the Bobcat depth check system.
Know the Basics: Compact Excavator 101 Infographic detailing the different sections of a mini excavator.

Know the Basics: Compact Excavator 101

Learn all you need to know about this popular piece of equipment with our mini excavator breakdown.
4 Jobs the Bobcat Pro Clamp System™ Does Better As an alternative to a compact excavator clamp attachment, the Pro Clamp System consists of a base component, standard pin-on work tool and optional grading tool.

4 Jobs the Bobcat Pro Clamp System™ Does Better

The advanced Pro Clamp™ system from Bobcat Company allows you to complete demolition or tear-out work, create smooth trench bottoms, clean up spoil piles and install or repair underground utilities.
Ten Tips for Boosting Compact Excavator Uptime Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator On The Job

Ten Tips for Boosting Compact Excavator Uptime

By making a commitment to a manufacturer’s routine excavator maintenance plan, they can generate revenue more hours of the day and more days of the year while staying on schedule.
How to Streamline Your Parts and Service Appointment Two Bobcat service technicians stand near a Bobcat excavator.

How to Streamline Your Parts and Service Appointment

Does a part on your Bobcat equipment need attention? Your local Bobcat dealer is your go-to source for genuine parts that are designed specifically for your machine and service.