Bobcat Company is expanding its R-Series excavator lineup with the addition of the new E26. Minimal tail overhang allows the E26 to work in limited-space environments, including construction, landscaping, and utility jobsites and agriculture applications. The excavator’s boom swing frame stays within the width of the machine’s tracks as it swings, making it easier to perform in confined jobsite conditions and next to buildings or other obstructions where larger earthmoving equipment can’t fit.
Bobcat E26 excavator operators will enjoy added dig depth, reach, and dump height with the standard long-arm configuration. The E26 offers the best lift capacity for its size and a narrow width for easy trailer loading.
The 24.8-hp diesel engine does not require a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet Tier 4 emission requirements.
New body panels are more robust and include stronger hinges and latches to increase durability and reduce vibration in the cab. The E26 also offers a more robust blade design that allows self-cleaning and requires less time clearing mud and debris after the job is done. Bobcat also redesigned the R-Series E26 with steel hydraulic lines to offer better protection than rubber hoses.
The R-Series E26 offers a 19% increase in glass surface area, providing operators a panoramic view of the jobsite — as well as a larger front panel for an enhanced view of the attachment.
Quick Look: R-Series E26 Compact Excavator
- Horsepower: 24.8 hp
- Operating weight: 6,489 lbs.
- Bucket digging force: 5,652 lbf.
- Arm digging force: 3,547 lbf.
- Rated lift capacity: 2,359 lbs.
- Maximum reach at ground level: 15 ft., 9 in.
- Maximum dig depth: 9 ft., 5 in.
- Maximum dump height: 10 ft., 4 in.
- Width: 61 in.
- Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 14.2 gpm
- Tail swing type: Minimal