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Bobcat Company - E45 Excavators

The Bobcat® E45 compact excavator (mini excavator) offers Zero Tail Swing (ZTS). Excavate close to surrounding objectives with unrestricted rotation, greater flexibility and reduced potential for damage to the machine and surrounding property. The Tier 4-compliant E45 can be equipped with an angle blade option, long arm option or clamp-ready extendable arm option.

Features & Benefits

Reliable product design

The new design of the boom and dipperstick provide longer life (the test in the lab resulted in a 2-3 times longer life), utilizing a 4-plate structure with internal gussets and welds.


The undercarriage has been improved through new sealed track rollers, a top roller and wider sprockets that have proven to provide higher durability and thus a significantly longer service life, resulting in lower operating costs for the end user.

Smoothness with unreached hydraulic performance

Fast reactions, simultaneous operations while travelling straight – plus reduced fuel consumption! All thanks to the closed centre hydraulic system with load sensing pump and valve that direct oil flow where needed.

Fingertip-controlled boom offset and aux. lines

he E45 also feature an improved boom offset control. The boom swing is controlled by a thumb wheel located on the left joystick, instead of the pedal control used on many competitive machines of this size.

Dozer blade lever with pilot control

The mechanical lever has been replaced by a hydraulic joystick to provide more comfort. The blade flotation (standard) is activated by pushing the joystick to the end, this helps to level the ground more effectively.

Unparalleled operator comfort

Operator comfort and ample entry space have always been a very important benefit of Bobcat compact excavators which we naturally kept in the E45. And, the fully opened door now remains within the counterweight radius to be fully protected.

Reduced noise, heat and vibrations

This excavator has been equipped with a new engine air intake, cooling and exhaust systems along with an entirely new pump and valve. These new components not only produce less vibration but also improve the noise level in this segment.


The auto-idle, which can be activated at the operator’s discretion, automatically causes the engine to drop to idle if the excavator functions are not used for a period of 4 seconds.

Enhanced visibility

All-round visibility has been drastically improved. The E45 has a 360° visibility with full view of the right track and the rear of the cab.


Key Specifications: 3 models
Operating Weight 10,077 lb (4571 kg) to 10,807 lb (4902 kg)
Horsepower 42.7 hp
Bucket Digging Force 7,650 lbf (34,029 N)
Tail Swing Type Minimal (Zero on Standard Model)

Company Info

250 East Beaton Drive
P.O. Box 6000
West Fargo, ND
US, 58078


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