Bobcat has launched its new R-Series of mini-excavators ranging from two to four tonne. The company says the range offers “a best-in-class mix of high digging forces, superb stability and smooth controllability of working functions complemented by low weights for easy transportation”.
The new excavators – E26, E27z, E27, E34 and E35z – utilise newly developed flexible machine platforms that allow different configurations of models and specifications. Bobcat also says it has enhanced operator comfort and functionality. A new cab has been introduced across the whole of the R-Series range with improved entry/exit thanks to new ergonomic 3D handles and a wider door, as well as larger windows and narrower pillars improving visibility.
Inside the low-noise, low-vibration cab, there are new joysticks and new optimised metal travel pedals. There are up to five independent auxiliary hydraulic circuits and a new, “industry unique” Selectable Auxiliary Control (SAC) system for customisable joystick controls. The SAC enables the operator to select/switch the control pattern for the auxiliary lines.
Jarry Fiser, product line director for Bobcat Mini-Excavators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, comments: “The current Bobcat compact excavator line-up has been one of the most respected products in the industry. Now backed by nearly five years of development work, we are raising the bar even further and we are confident that we are now offering the best-in-class machines available.”
To find out more about the new product range, visit the Bobcat website.