Compact Excavators: Predictable Control

With Bobcat® compact (mini) excavators, you can confidently make precise movements in demanding environments. Because of an exclusive control valve system design, smooth operation and predictable control are a part of every Bobcat excavator.

Features & Benefits

Operator using joystick controls in a Bobcat compact (mini) excavator

Smooth Operation

Work fast and smooth so you can accomplish your tasks quicker. Bobcat-exclusive control valve systems deliver consistent oil flow to all functions to deliver smooth operation without sacrificing cycle times.
Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator moving a concrete pipe into a trench

More Powerful

Deliver more usable power with high-efficiency, torque-limiting piston pumps that match force to demand and continuously respond to loads. The workgroup maintains exceptional arm and bucket forces in tough conditions.
Bobcat E35 compact (mini) excavator and bucket attachment digging a trench

Faster Cycle Times

True cycle times aren’t measured in a dealer parking lot. They’re measured on the job, under load: filling trucks, placing boulders or trenching. Matching cylinder size to pump capacities, Bobcat excavators achieve industry leading cycle times.
Compact (mini) excavator foot pedals

Multifunctioning Controls

When running an excavator, you rarely make one move at a time. Completing a task may include offsetting and moving the machine, plus running the attachment and work group. Bobcat compact (mini) excavators feature fingertip controls for the auxiliaries, boom swing, and angle blade so you can move the machine while you run the attachment and work group at the same time.


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

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.