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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. 

A Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Perches on a Small Footprint of Land While Pulling Out Buckets of Dirt

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. You’ll experience extraordinary comfort. 

A Bobcat E50 Compact Excavator Working in a Landscaping Center  Moves a Large Culvert Segment to a Nearby Location

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.

A Bobcat E40 Compact Excavator Reaches and Digs a Deep Hole With a Bucket

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.

How to Choose a Compact Excavator Model

With 16 different models in the lineup of Bobcat compact excavators, there’s a machine to tackle just about any job or application you have in mind. The toughest part is deciding which model best fits your needs.

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E10 Bobcat E10 Compact Excavator Knockout Image on White Background
R-SERIES

E10

Operating Weight
2593 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
72 in

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E10e Studio image of a Bobcat E10e Electric compact excavator
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E10e

Maximum Dig Depth
76.9 in
Operating Weight
2648 lb

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E19e Studio image of a Bobcat E19e battery-electric compact excavator
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E19e

Maximum Dig Depth
101 in
Operating Weight
4212 lb

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E20 Bobcat E20 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
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E20

Operating Weight
4306 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
101 in

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E26 Bobcat E26 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
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E26

Operating Weight
6489 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
114.4 in

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E32 Bobcat E32-R2 Compact Excavator Knockout Image
R2-Series

E32

Operating Weight
7403 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
121.2 in

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E35 (25 hp) Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (25 hp)

Operating Weight
7659 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
121.2 in

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E35 (33 hp) E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (33 hp)

Operating Weight
7893 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

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E38 Bobcat E38 Compact Excavator with Bucket Attachment Studio Image
R2-SERIES

E38

Operating Weight
7893 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

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E40 Bobcat E40 Compact Excavator Studio Image
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E40

Operating Weight
9180 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
130.4 in

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E48 Studio Image of a Bobcat E48 Compact Excavator
R2-SERIES

E48

Operating Weight
9830 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
124.5 in

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E42 Bobcat E42 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
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E42

Operating Weight
9830 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
124.5 in

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E55 Studio Image of a Bobcat E55 Compact Excavator
R2-SERIES

E55

Operating Weight
11876 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

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E50 Bobcat E50 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
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E50

Operating Weight
11876 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

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E60 Bobcat E60 Compact Excavator Studio Shot
R2-Series

E60

Operating Weight
12315 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
157.2 in

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E88 (Long-Arm) Bobcat E88 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E88 (Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
19600 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
182.4 in

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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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Choose From Unique Attachments

Outfit Your Machine for Any Task

Bobcat compact excavators are built to do more than dig. With more than a dozen unique attachments, you can break concrete, demolish buildings, drill holes, cut brush and more. The majority of Bobcat excavators are equipped with an attachment mounting system, quick couplers, clamp mounts, port release and fingertip controls for immediate multi-attachment functionality. 

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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.
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.
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.

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.

 

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.