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Large Excavators

Large excavators from Bobcat® offer the maneuverability and transportability needed for a wide range of jobsites. Innovative features provide the quality and versatility you expect from the Bobcat brand, plus leading cycle times, powerful lifting capabilities and impressive reach. 

Get the power and performance you need to tackle your biggest jobs. Class-leading hydraulics for reliable power and increased slew torque for slewing and backfilling help boost productivity and reduce cycle times. Plus, four selectable power modes provide adaptable performance from the comfort of your cab.  

Bobcat large excavators give you the size, strength and confidence to get bigger jobs done.


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E145 Bobcat 14-Ton E145 Large Excavator Knockout Image On White Background

115 hp
Operating Weight
34987 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
235 in

E165 Bobcat E165 Large Excavator Knockout Image On White Background

131 hp
Operating Weight
38376 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
20 ft


Top Features & Benefits

Close Up Image Of Excavator Bucket Attachment Digging Into Hard Ground

Powerful Arm and Bucket Forces

Class-leading hydraulics on Bobcat large excavators create the powerful arm and bucket forces you need to dig into the most challenging conditions. You can count on steady, dependable power with every digging cycle.
Front View Of Bobcat E145 Large Excavator Dumping Dirt Into Large Pile

More Slew Torque

More slew torque equals more power, whether you’re backfilling or slewing uphill. The large excavator’s powerful pumps and advanced hydraulics provide the dependable performance you demand for better productivity on the jobsite.
Low Angle Photo of E145 Large Excavator Bucket Attachment Filled With Dirt

Leading Lifting Capacity

Featuring an unbeatable combination of size and hydraulic power, Bobcat large excavators provide you the power to lift more with greater confidence, and pick and place items with ease.
Close Up Of Operator Selecting A Power Mode On A Bobcat E145 Large Excavator Control Panel

Four Power Modes

Choose from four power modes to optimize your performance for the task at hand. Whether you need fuel efficiency or all-out power for digging or lifting, you set the performance required, all from the comfort of the excavator cab.
Side Photo Of Bobcat E145 Large Excavator Moving Dirt Into Multiple Piles With A Bucket Attachment

Selectable Work Modes

Bobcat large excavators offer selectable work modes that let you match the machine’s performance to the work you’re doing.  Tailor the large excavator’s power for digging or lifting, or match hydraulic flow to different types of excavator attachments.
Photo Of Man Inside The Bobcat E145 Large Excavator Cab Comfortably Operating The Machine

Premium Cab

Operator comfort is key to productive work days and a job well done. Bobcat large excavators deliver a long list of comfort features with the operator in mind, including a large cabin with plenty of floor space, adjustable seats and quiet operation.
Bobcat E145 Digging Rocks In A Tight Area Of A Construction Site

One-Touch Power Boost

When working in the most challenging digging conditions, simply activate the convenient power boost button available on Bobcat large excavators to temporarily increase hydraulic power.
Photo Of E145 Large Excavator With Bucket Attachment Resting On Graded Ground On A Job Site

Auto Idle

The standard auto idle feature can save fuel and reduce noise. When the excavator stops for several seconds, the engine will idle automatically. Move the joystick or start moving and it returns to the set throttle position.
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X-Frame Undercarriage

The X-frame undercarriage on Bobcat large excavators allows for greater ground clearance and maneuverability on softer ground. The sloped surface design also reduces the time spent cleaning the undercarriage.

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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.