New Bobcat compact excavator combines lift performance with undercarriage and engine improvements
The new Bobcat E88 compact excavator features up to a 14 percent increase in over-the-side lift capacity, as compared to the previous generation, which is ideal for demanding tasks.
The E88 comes equipped with dual-flange track rollers, integrated counterweight, extra machine weight and added track on ground. These new undercarriage improvements offer increased over-the-side lift capacity allowing operators to dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine.
Like other Bobcat compact excavators, the E88's Tier 4 Bobcat engine achieves emissions compliance without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalyst reduction (SCR). This means fewer components for easier maintenance, plus no work stoppage due to DPF regeneration.
Increased distance from sprocket to idler puts more track on the ground, which adds stability and helps to prevent a rocking sensation while lifting heavier loads. Improvements to the track design increase uptime and the overall life of the tracks as well. In addition, increased machine weight gives operators a solid base for strong productivity, especially during tough digging and heavy lifting tasks.
The E88 is powered by a newly redesigned Bobcat engine that delivers efficiency and performance, plus simplified routine maintenance. It also improves cold-weather operation and includes a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient. The new low-effort joysticks coupled with the new hydraulic control valve offers improved metering, movement and controllability, enabling a quick, smooth and precise work group for ultimate operator control.
The E88 is designed to help operators get more utilization from one machine to tackle a variety of demanding tasks. Key new features include integrated lift eye, optional clamp diverter valve and an add-on counterweight option to propel lift capacity even higher.
In addition, the E88 features an optional angle blade, important for fast backfilling and grading. This feature allows operators to angle the machine's backfill blade 25 degrees left or right to direct spoil from one side to the other - without forming windrows on both sides of the blade. A great range of downward positioning ability enables the ideal angle for stabilizing the machine on uneven surfaces or while trenching at an angle. The blade is also ideal for "dust panning" material into the bucket, providing extra versatility for jobsite cleanup.
Enhanced cab environment
The spacious interior houses an easy-to-reach control pattern selector right underneath the seat, so operators can switch between ISO and standard controls without getting up or over-reaching.
The optional automatic heating and air conditioning adjusts depending on the temperature of the cab, keeping operators in a comfortable environment. An optional high-back, heated seat with headrest provides added support for long hours of operation and serves as a complement to the automatic climate control feature.
Users have the option to add on a waterproof, chemically hardened 7-inch touch display. Via a wide and easy-to-use touch screen, operators can access their mobile devices via Bluetooth, connect with their dealer or customer easily through a quick contacts option and secure convenient touch operation without the inconvenience of glove removal.