Compact Excavators: Advanced Excavator Hydraulics

When it comes to performance, Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators are in a class by themselves. Each component - including the engine, pumps, and hydraulic system - are engineered to deliver maximum hydraulic performance. For you, that means faster cycle times and better jobsite productivity.

Features & Benefits

Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and bucket attachment digging inside a trench

Smoother Operation

Confidently make precise movements in tight-fitting areas. Exclusive control valve systems on Bobcat excavators deliver consistent oil flow to all functions. For you, that means smoother operation without sacrificing cycle times.
Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and bucket attachment digging a trench

Faster Cycle Times

Your excavator’s digging cycle time can mean the difference between hitting and missing a deadline. It’s the reason Bobcat excavators are engineered to produce more responsive horsepower than other brands. While horsepower specifications might appear the same on paper, you’re going to notice the difference in cycle times on the jobsite.
R2-Series Compact Excavator Diverter Valve

Optional Clamp Diverter Valve

With the optional clamp diverter valve, available on select models, you can get enhanced hydraulic clamp functionality and improved ability to run other excavator attachments – without disconnecting the clamp.
Bobcat E50 compact (mini) excavator digging a trench with bucket attachment

More Useable Power

High-efficiency, torque-limiting piston pumps in the hydraulic system match force to demand, continuously responding to loads and delivering more usable power.
R2-Series Compact Excavator Auxiliary Hydraulics

Arm-Mounted Auxiliary Hydraulics

Auxiliary hydraulics on select models are easier to reach and attach, thanks to a new location on the excavator arm.


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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.