Posted on: 25 Sep 2018
Topic: General News
Next generation Bobcat excavators feature design, performance and comfort enhancements.
Bobcat Company has enhanced its industry-leading compact excavators 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.
The first R-Series excavators have already landed, including the Bobcat E32 and E35 in the popular three- to four-ton size class.
Bobcat Company has more than three decades of experience manufacturing excavators and has incorporated customer feedback in the latest generation to make the excavators even better than the prior M-Series. Bobcat excavators are used in a variety of market segments, including construction, landscaping, utilities, infrastructure, rental and agriculture, 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 15 per cent increase in over-the-side capacity and more stability. This improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability to help boost productivity.
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.
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
Offering one of the largest cab openings in the industry, Bobcat has redesigned its R-Series excavator cab for an unbeatable operator experience. The tall, wide widows have 15 per cent 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 from the sun on bright days.
There is 29 per cent more floor space in R-Series compact excavators for the operator's feet and legs than previous models, and redesigned floor pedals conveniently fold away. The seat and cab are also wider, allowing for plenty of elbow room all day long. Operators will appreciate the new automatic heat and air conditioning systems for complete control over the cab climate.
The R-Series excavator cabs also 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 cab cleaning
• 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 jobsite
• Level 1 FOPS canopy if operators prefer an open machine with a tough frame
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Article as featured in Australian Earthmoving Magazine