Compact (Mini) Excavators

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Elevated Precision, Comfort and Jobsite Productivity

Whether you’re looking for exceptional value or leading innovation, there’s a Bobcat® compact excavator that’s right for you. Each model delivers impressive digging power, depth and reach, with smooth and precise controls that make it easy to deploy its leading performance and attachment versatility. 

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Revolutionary Comfort

A spacious, comfortable cab features high-visibility windows, larger floor space with fold-away foot pedals and a smoother ride quality with reduced vibration, even while moving over bumpy terrain. Joysticks provide quick, precise movement with low effort and less fatigue during long days. 

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Smooth and Precise Operation

Designed to move smoothly with every motion, you can control all operations effortlessly from the conveniently located joysticks. Move from task to task faster with quicker cycling times. Advanced hydraulic components maximize power, speed, predictability and control. All these features improve productivity and performance for the operator.

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Built for Productivity

Take on challenging jobs in confined working conditions with Bobcat compact excavators. Wherever the job takes you, hard-working innovation – lift capacity, maneuverability and exceptional strength – is built into these machines to guarantee maximum productivity.

Compact Excavator Buyer’s Guide Now Available

This comprehensive guide from Bobcat takes you deep into the world of compact excavators, getting you up to speed on what these versatile machines can do and guiding you through the features and factors that will maximize your capabilities. It's a great first step when you’re searching for the best compact excavator. 

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Models

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E88 (Long-Arm)
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E88 (Long-Arm)
Top Horsepower

Suggested Price

$126,470 USD*

Operating Weight
19600 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
182.4 in

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E35
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E35
Best Seller

Suggested Price

$54,270 USD*

Operating Weight
7659 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
121.2 in

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E48
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E48

Suggested Price

$70,466 USD*

Operating Weight
9830 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
124.5 in

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E60
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E60

Suggested Price

$91,019 USD*

Operating Weight
12315 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
157.2 in

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E20
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E20

Suggested Price

$38,786 USD*

Operating Weight
4306 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
101 in

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E19e
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E19e
Electric

Maximum Dig Depth
101 in
Operating Weight
4212 lb

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E55
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E55

Suggested Price

$83,595 USD*

Operating Weight
11357 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

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E40
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E40

Suggested Price

$63,670 USD*

Operating Weight
9180 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
130.4 in

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E26
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E26

Suggested Price

$46,706 USD*

Operating Weight
6489 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
114.4 in

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E38
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E38

Suggested Price

$66,012 USD*

Operating Weight
7893 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

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E32
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E32

Suggested Price

$54,270 USD*

Operating Weight
7403 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
121.2 in

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E10
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E10

Suggested Price

$28,924 USD*

Operating Weight
2593 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
72 in

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E10e
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E10e
Electric

Maximum Dig Depth
76.9 in
Operating Weight
2648 lb

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Experience the Ultimate Mini Excavator

Limited-Edition Compact Excavator

Set yourself apart with the fully loaded limited-edition Bobcat Platinum E48 compact excavator. With a full array of exclusive features that improve your jobsite productivity – and your bottom line – you can set yourself apart and build on your accomplishments.

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Key Features & Benefits

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Faster Cycle Times

Operators often tell us that a Bobcat compact excavator can work and dig faster. 

  • Responsive and precise controls engage powerful work group functions for fast cycle times
  • Advanced hydraulics are finely tuned to deliver maximum hydraulic horsepower
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Auto Shift

Get superb travel performance – without the need to manually downshift – with auto-shift travel.   

  • Automatically transitions the travel motors to and from high range for greater tractive effort and ease of use   
  • Simply select the travel speed range and go  
  • A directional lug track also provides a smoother ride and less vibration when traveling
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Predictable Control

Bobcat compact excavators help you confidently make precise movements – so you can leave hand tools behind on jobs that require finesse.  

  • Bobcat-exclusive control valve systems deliver smooth operation without sacrificing cycle times  
  • Fingertip controls for auxiliary hydraulics, boom swing and angle blade make multi-functioning easier 

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Trusted, Experienced Local Dealers

Support You Can Count On

One of the best parts of being a Bobcat customer is tapping into the dealership network. By choosing Bobcat, you're not just purchasing a compact excavator – you're gaining a trusted, local partner committed to your success with Bobcat® equipment, providing unbeatable support, expertise and service. 

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About Mini Excavators

Bobcat® compact excavators are designed to push your performance and productivity to new levels. The Bobcat mini excavator lineup includes enhanced features for more precise control to work more efficiently and comfort features to make tough jobs easier. 

Each compact excavator we build is compatible with an array of specialized attachments and engineered to push your performance to new levels. Many of these models can be configured with industry-exclusive features – including the unique Pro Clamp™ system, Hydraulic X-Change™, extendable arm and depth check system.  

Bobcat compact excavators give you the ability to maximize productivity and uptime in the toughest and most confined working conditions. From initial model selection to your last day on the job, we make it easy to answer big challenges with a compact solution.

*The prices advertised are suggested resale prices that Bobcat recommends to dealers for purposes of trying to ensure that Bobcat’s products are price-competitive and that dealers have the proper incentives to market and service the products in accordance with Bobcat’s brand standards. Bobcat reserves the right to change suggested resale prices, product specifications, and options at any time. The final sales price is determined independently by the selling dealer in its sole discretion. Pricing is country specific. Bobcat’s suggested list prices are for products sold in the US only. Product configuration may differ from image(s) provided. See dealer for full product details.

 

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Certain specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions, and other factors.