Bobcat rolls out new features on R-Series excavators

October 31, 2017 -  By
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Bobcat introduced its new R-Series line, which includes the Bobcat E32 and E35 in the 3- to 4-ton size class. 

R-Series excavators include a standard dual-flange track roller system, which extends the excavator’s undercarriage structure closer to the track’s edge. This provides up to a 15 percent increase in over-the-side capacity, improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability and creates a smoother ride, according to the company.

An integrated rear counterweight design lowers the excavator’s center of gravity, and maintains wide-open access to the engine for daily maintenance checks. Operators have panoramic access to the engine and routine maintenance components for servicing.

The new R-Series excavators feature strengthened hinges and latches, and rigid, aligned excavator panels to reduce vibration in the cab. The R-Series excavator cab has been redesigned with tall, wide windows which have 15 percent more surface area, and an improved top window and narrower side pillars.

There is 29 percent more floor space in R-Series compact excavators for the operator’s feet and legs than previous models. Automatic heat and air conditioning systems and an optional heated seat provide control over the cab climate. A new tubular-frame reinforced cab door holds a tighter seal, keeping out dirt and dust.

The new R-Series excavators feature a standard, easy-to-reach control pattern selector located right below the operator’s seat, allowing operators to quickly switch from ISO controls to standard controls. With the repositioned second auxiliary selector switch, operators can toggle between the second auxiliary and the boom offset without removing their hand from the left joystick.

The R-Series excavator cabs also include the following features:

  • Tread step for firmer footing when getting in or out of the cab;
  • Removable floor mats;
  • Internal storage compartments to store gloves or other personal items;
  • High-quality joystick materials for easy, comfortable grips;
  • Polycarbon window for a clear overhead view of the job site; and
  • Level 1 FOPS canopy.

R-Series excavator blades have been increased by as much as 33 percent to a 12-degree downward angle. This feature allows operators to get the perfect angle and stabilize the machine when digging on an uneven surface or trenching at an angle.

A boom swing greaseless pin joint is another new feature on the new R-Series excavators. It eliminates an important greasing item, allowing operators to save maintenance time and increase work time.

Using four-point machine tie-down locations, operators can connect their Bobcat excavator to a trailer and ensure proper transportation procedures are followed. The tie-down locations are easily visible and accessible for simple trailer connections and faster trips from job site to job site.

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