February 27, 2018
Bobcat has expanded its R-Series excavator lineup with the E85, the largest machine in the company’s compact excavator family. It’s an 8.5-ton excavator with a 66-hp turbo charged diesel engine. New options and upgrades include:
• A wider, more comfortable cab and seat.
• A new standard lift eye to help properly lift and place objects.
• Only 13 inches of tail overhang, which allows the E85 to work in compact environments. The excavator’s frame stays within the width of the machine’s tracks as the boom swings
• Optional automatic heating and air-conditioning systems, and a heated seat.
• Level 1 Falling Object Protective Structure. Guard kits for the front and top windows are available to increase the cab to a Level 2 FOPS rating.
• Redesigned posts, left- and right-side mirrors, and a new sun visor over the top window to increase visibility from inside the cab.
• An easy-to-reach control selector. Operators can toggle between functions without removing their hands from the left joystick.
• A hydraulic pin-grabber quick coupler accessory to quickly change attachments from the cab.
• Secondary auxiliary hydraulics to operate attachments with multiple capabilities.
• Deluxe instrumentation panel for fast access to critical machine information.
• Factory-installed steel tracks and segmented tracks.
• Rear work light kit.
• Counterweight to increase lifting capabilities.
• Keyless start.
• An in-cab depth check system, allowing operators to accurately measure depth and grade within ± 0.5 inches without leaving the cab.
• Strengthened hinges and latches and rigid, aligned excavator panels to reduce cab vibration.
• A lower engine compartment and relocated hydraulic valves to improve access and reduce service time. Greasing intervals have been extended to 50 hours for the swing and to 250 hours for the upper work group pivot points.
• Eight highly visible machine tie-down locations.
The E85 excavator will be built in Bismarck, N.D. For more information, visit bobcat.com.
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