Equipment supplier Bobcat has presented several new products at Hillhead 2022. These include the show premiere of the E88, a brand new 8 tonne Stage V compliant model that extends the company’s new generation R2-Series of mini-excavators. As well as the E88, other products appearing for the first time at Hillhead include Bobcat’s new R-Series telehandler range; the L85, the first model in the company’s compact wheel loader range and a number of new light compaction products. The Bobcat stand also features the E10e, the world’s first battery-powered 1 tonne mini-excavator.
The new E88 - setting the standard in the 8-tonne category
Delivering improved performance from a compact dimension machine, operator comfort and stability with high digging output, the new E88 replaces the previous E85 M-Series machine.
The E88 provides the operator with the full experience expected of an R2-Series excavator, adding new features and options such as an optional fourth AUX4 auxiliary tilt coupler line, a fifth AUX5 hydraulic coupler line as standard and a longer undercarriage. The Bobcat D24 Stage V 4-cylinder engine offers a maximum power output of 48.5 kW (65 HP) and ensures the highest performance and maximum reliability.
Precise control and placement at height
The new T36.120 and T41.140 R-Series telehandlers are being shown for the first time at Hillhead. They are part of a choice of 12 new models with Stage V engines in the R-Series range, covering lifting heights from 6 to 18 m with maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.1 tonne.
The new R-Series telehandlers offer agility on demand, with a newly configured transmission system providing enhanced smoothness to carry out the trickiest jobs at height with surgical precision. These operations are also facilitated by the combination of the Boom Positioning System, the new updated, ultra-accurate joystick, the inching function and the improved visibility from the cab. An enhanced inching pedal design is easier to use and reduces fatigue.
Bobcat offers largest loader portfolio in the World
With the L85 model, Bobcat now has the largest loader portfolio of any manufacturer in the world and will widen this further when the company launches the second model in the compact wheel loader range, the L75, later this year. High performance is assured by the combination of the powerful Bobcat engine and the hydraulics in the L85. This is complemented by the high stability, breakout, push and pull forces and a comprehensive selection of Bobcat attachments.
Bobcat expands variety with light compaction range
Also appearing at Hillhead for the first time are new light compaction products from Bobcat. Designed to meet work requirements on almost any compaction job site, the Bobcat light compaction range comprises seven different product families and offers 37 models, from vibratory rammers weighing 29 kg up to 2.6 tonne tandem rollers.
The products on the Hillhead stand include the R60 vibratory rammer, which is suitable for compacting mixed soils, sand, gravel materials, loam and clay.
Bobcat increases production of the E10e electric excavator
Built on the same line as the highly successful diesel-powered Bobcat E08 and E10z mini-excavators, production of the company’s E10e battery-powered model has recently been increased.
The Bobcat E10e offers zero emissions, low noise and a width of just 71 cm, allowing it to easily pass through standard doors and in and out of lifts.