The 55 hp conventional tail swing excavator has an operating weight of 12,315 lbs. - Photo: Bobcat Company

The 55 hp conventional tail swing excavator has an operating weight of 12,315 lbs.

Photo: Bobcat Company

Bobcat Company’s R2-Series E60 compact excavator joins the R2-Series, including the conventional tail-swing, 4-ton E42 and minimal tail-swing, 5-ton E50. The 55 hp conventional tail swing excavator has an operating weight of 12,315 lbs.

New dual flange rollers not only increase lift-over-side performance, they also provide a ride quality that’s smoother and more comfortable for operators. The added features in this design result in an increase in lift-over-side capacity, improved over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability, and offers improved ride quality.

An optional clamp diverter valve has been added for enhanced hydraulic clamp functionality and improved ability to run other attachments without disconnecting the clamp. Auxiliary hydraulics are easier to reach and attach, thanks to a new location on the excavator arm. A standard integrated lift eye will give operators a convenient method for handling objects or moving them in and out of the trench.

A redesigned Bobcat engine delivers on performance and improves cold-weather operation while reducing and simplifying routine maintenance. R2-Series excavators have a new fuel filter that’s larger, enabling better system protection and longer filter life with more than double the media surface area. It has more holding capacity to capture impurities for longer intervals, extending the life of the fuel filter.