Bobcat E42, E50 enhance efficiency in launch of recent R2 Sequence excavator lineup (VIDEO)

Bobcat’s R2 Sequence E42 compact excavator. Picture: Wayne Grayson

A brand new gasoline system, a brand new cooling system, a brand new hydraulic system and higher efficiency. These are the primary of Bobcat’s new R2 Sequence excavators.

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Bobcat has launched the E42 and E50 compact excavators, the primary of its new R2 Sequence. The E42 is a standard tail swing machine designed to suit by tight entry factors like doorways and gates. Its weight additionally permits it to be transported on a 10,000-pound trailer.

The E50 is bigger, weighing greater than 10,000 kilos and coming in about eight inches wider than the E42, however is a zero tail swing mannequin and affords about 2 extra toes of attain at floor degree than the E42 with 19.5 toes of attain.

Bobcat E50


Each machines are powered by a turbocharged Bobcat D18 engine offering 42 horsepower to the E42 and 49 horsepower to the E50. They characteristic a new extra environment friendly cooling system with side-by-side warmth exchangers that Bobcat says improves efficiency and serviceability whereas defending engine element life. Bobcat has additionally outfitted these machines with a extremely sturdy, composite tailgate that has a metal inside for safeguarding the machine’s inside parts. A bonus: the brand new tailgate additionally reduces noise and vibration.

Bobcat says prospects can anticipate decreased upkeep time due to the brand new gasoline system. The engine oil service interval is longer too, and capability has been added to the machines’ gasoline filtration system.

Bobcat's R2 Series E42 compact excavator

The machines characteristic the identical dual-flange observe curler system discovered on the brand new, bigger E145, that extends the undercarriage construction nearer to the observe’s edge. The added stability of this design, plus a brand new built-in counterweight, will increase lift-over-side capability. It additionally improves over-the-side digging efficiency and slewing potential.

These new excavators additionally boast a brand new hydraulic system Bobcat says improves metering and precision for fantastic grading whereas nonetheless providing robust trenching efficiency.

Bobcat says that by its market analysis, it has discovered that operators are working exacavators for longer intervals of time. To that finish, it has devised a brand new joystick that requires decrease effort which ought to pay dividends for the joints after a protracted day.

Bobcat's R2 Series E42 compact excavator

Operators may even get pleasure from a spacious new cab that gives automated warmth and air, a heated seat, simpler entry and exit and improved visibility due to a brand new design that has narrower aspect pillars and extra glass floor space within the can’s aspect and prime home windows.

A 5-inch LCD is normal whereas the extra refined 7-inch show discovered on the E145 is non-compulsory. This new Bobcat Contact show provides operators entry to detailed machine info and might be navigated with contact or jog dial. The touchscreen is waterproof, can be utilized with gloves and and has is scratch resistant. The cab additionally encompasses a Bluetooth Audio system for hands-free telephone calls and music.

Bobcat's R2 Series E42 compact excavator

Bobcat's R2 Series E42 compact excavator

Bobcat's R2 Series E42 compact excavator