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Bobcat Digs It With American-made Excavators

New E80 compact excavator released.

Bobcat Company jumped into the compact excavator market in a big way this year with the introduction of the all-new E80 excavator, designed to reduce maintenance downtime and increase worker productivity with comfort and machine durability.

The E80 eliminates daily greasing of boom bushings and arm and bucket pivots in favor of a 250-hour lubrication interval on those parts.

Bobcat entered the excavator market with a brand new E80 model recently which operates in the 8-ton category and keeps work going through the elimination of daily service points, and boosted operator comfort and efficiency.

A six-way adjustable operator seat is designed for maximum ergonomic efficiency and the operator has fully adjustable heat and air-conditioning controls at hand in the machine's roomy cab.

The 54.2 horsepower XXXX compliant engine is electronically controlled so no more power is produced than is necessary for the load-at-hand. Also, an auto idle feature keeps the engine sipping fuel during off times.

The E80 can dig to 15 feet, 6 inches, and has an operating weight of 18,880 lbs.

Following the E80, Bobcat put two new smaller excavators on the market with the E23 and E35 excavators -- machines whose model numbers are derived from their operating weights. For example the E32 weighs 3.2 metric tons.

With new engineering the E32 and E35 have 10% increased arm breakout force over previous models in a lighter machine. Also, the E32 is a conventional tail swing excavator, but its rear overhang has been reduced by 45%. The E35 is a Zero Tail Swing machine aimed at close quarter operations.

Auto-Idle is standard on these machines, dropping engine speed to idle after four seconds from any operator command. Once new commands are "felt" the engine returns to the preset speed the operator was using during the last duty cycle.

Adding to it's position as the only U.S. maker of excavators, Bobcat Company is now offering the M-Series excavators in the 3-to-4-ton weight class. The E32 and E35 also bring in new numbers, corresponding to the machine's weight in metric tons. The E32, for example is for 3.2 metric tons.

Both the E32 and E35 are powered with 33.3 hp. diesel engines and dig 10 feet, 2 inches deep.

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