Bobcat has announced a landmark achievement in 2018 for its E10 1-t mini-excavator with the 10 000th unit rolling off the production line in the same year as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. The E10, now renamed the E10z, is ideal for a variety of applications including rental, construction, demolition, refurbishment, landscaping, trenching and drainage work.
The launch of the E10 mini-excavator in April 2008 was a landmark moment in Bobcat’s history and in the development of the company’s compact excavator range. The E10, along with the E08, were the first excavator models designed and built from start to finish in Europe. The goal was to replace and greatly exceed previous models by meeting the expectations of customers in Europe and beyond. The 10 000 plus sales and the reputation the E10 has earned over the last 10 years confirm that this objective has been more than achieved.
The E10 is now called the E10z to reflect that it is a zero tail swing mini-excavator with a maximum digging depth of 1,82 m and a machine weight of 1 066 kg. Bobcat’s E10z is designed and engineered to provide the best combination of high performance, stability, operator safety, ergonomics and durability in this segment of the mini-excavator market and offers the ability to retract itself to easily pass through standard 80 cm door openings.
The main feature which differentiates the E10z from other machines on the market is the patented side adjustable consoles which accommodate hydraulic pilot pressure controlled joysticks. This design is unique in its class, allowing the operator to enjoy the comfort and feel of much larger machines, whilst being able to adjust the width of the consoles for easy passage through narrow openings.
The second smallest model in the Bobcat excavator range, the E10z is easy to transport. In addition to the access provided by its retractable undercarriage reducing its width to only 710 mm, the integrated foldable TOPS (Tip Over Protective Structure) facilitates passage through openings with low headroom, for work inside buildings and in basements. Once the excavator is positioned and ready for work, the undercarriage on the E10z can be expanded to 1 100 mm, for maximum stability in all working conditions.
The E10z’s minimal width enables excellent manoeuvrability in confined spaces, while the zero tail swing design is an additional advantage when working in tight areas. Thanks to a standard second speed range, the E10z is also able to move quickly around job sites, to complete projects faster and work more efficiently.