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Bobcat Upgrades Compact Excavators
Bobcat Company has enhanced its compact excavators with the
all-new, next-generation R-Series.
Due to a standard, dual-flange track roller system, R-Series
excavator operators can dig with greater confidence over the side
of the machine. The dual-flange rollers extend the excavator's undercarriage structure closer to the track's edge and provide up to a
15 percent increase in over-the-side capacity and more stability. A
new, integrated rear counterweight design lowers the excavator's
center of gravity to further enhance machine stability.
The R-Series machines feature strengthened hinges and latches;
and rigid, aligned excavator panels to reduce vibration in the cab,
especially when working on rough surfaces. These enhancements
increase operator comfort for a more enjoyable work day.
Along with having one of the largest cab openings in the
industry, Bobcat has redesigned its R-Series excavator cab for an
unbeatable operator experience. The tall, wide widows have 15
percent more surface area and 29 percent more floor space than
previous models. Floor pedals are designed to conveniently fold away, maximizing floor space even more. The seat and cab are also wider.
A new tubular-frame reinforced cab door comes standard, making R-Series excavators even stronger and able to withstand rough conditions of the job
site. They also 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.
The first models introduced include the E32 and E35 in the popular 3- to 4-ton size class. Additional R-Series excavators will be introduced at a later date.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bobcat Contracting, (254) 582-0205, bobcatcontracting.com
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June 2017 Underground Construction