Product feature: Bobcat R-Series excavators

Bobcat introduces its all-new R-Series excavators that feature a bold and distinct design and will help boost operator productivity

Bobcat Company has enhanced its popular compact excavator range with the all-new, next generation R-Series excavators. Featuring a bold, distinct design, R-Series excavators will help boost operator productivity and comfort as well as machine uptime protection.

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The first R-Series excavators to arrive will include the Bobcat® E32 and E35 in the popular three- to four-tonne size class.

Bobcat Company has more than three decades of experience manufacturing excavators and incorporated customer feedback in the latest generation to make the excavators even better than the previous M-Series. Bobcat excavators are used in a variety of market segments, including construction, landscaping, utilities, infrastructure, rental and agriculture, and to complete tasks where larger equipment can’t fit or work that was previously done by hand.

Increased over-the-side stability

R-Series excavator operators can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine with a standard dual-flange track roller system. The new dual-flange rollers extend the excavator’s undercarriage structure closer to the track’s edge and provide up to a 15% increase in over-the-side capacity and more stability. This improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability to help boost productivity.

Simple serviceability

A new integrated rear counterweight design lowers the excavator’s centre of gravity to further enhance machine stability. The design maintains wide-open access to the engine for daily maintenance checks.

High-quality finish

The new R-Series excavators feature strengthened hinges and latches and rigid, aligned excavator panels to reduce vibration in the cab, especially when working on
rough surfaces.

Unbeatable operator experience

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Offering one of the largest cab openings in the industry, Bobcat has redesigned its R-Series excavator cab for what they say is an unbeatable operator experience. The tall, wide windows have 15% more surface area, which includes an improved top window and narrower side pillars for visibility that’s never been better.

Operators can get a better view of the excavator’s workgroup and surrounding areas with expanded visibility from the cab. A new sun visor over the top window shields operator’s eyes on bright days.

There is 29% more floor space in R-Series compact excavators for the operator’s feet and legs than previous models and redesigned floor pedals that conveniently
fold away. The seat and cab are also wider, allowing for plenty of elbow room. Operators will also appreciate the new automatic heat and air-conditioning systems for complete control over the cab climate.

The R-Series excavator cabs have a variety of other comfort and performance enhancements:

  • Tread step for firmer footing when getting in or out of the cab
  • Removable floor mats for easy cleaning inside the cab
  • Internal storage compartments to store gloves and other personal items
  • High-quality joystick material for easy, comfortable grips
  • Polycarbon window for a clear overhead view of the job site
  • Level 1 FOPS canopy if operators prefer an open machine with a tough frame

For more information on the Bobcat excavator range contact, AB Equipment on 0800 303 090 or visit

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