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Bobcat updates mini excavator pair

19 Nov 13 Bobcat has launched two new compact excavators in the six- to eight-tonne class.

Bobcat's new E62 and (below) the E85
Bobcat's new E62 and (below) the E85

The new E62 and E85 reduced tail swing (RTS) models replace the previous E60 and E80 models, respectively.

The six-tonne E62 is powered by the Stage IIIA compliant 36.2kW liquid-cooled Yanmar 4TNV94L diesel engine running at a maximum speed of 2200rpm.  The engine has electronic injection and automatic idle for fuel efficiency. 

The eight-tonne E85 has the slightly larger Yanmar 4TNV98C-VDB8 compliant diesel engine providing 44.3kW of power at 2100rpm. This one meets Stage IIIB emission requirements through the use of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). 

Bobcat says that its new eight-tonner is 10% more powerful than its predecessor and far more fuel efficient.

Both excavators have improved hydraulic systems, the manufacturer says, giving smoother and stronger digger.

The E62 has 10% more digging force in the arm to 28.7kN and an 8% increase in the bucket digging force to 43.1kN in the short-arm version, Bobcat says.  In the E85 model, the bucket digging force has been increased 13% to 61.8kN. 

Both models are standard equipped with primary and secondary auxiliary hydraulic lines offering both dual directional and proportional flow. 

Selectable auxiliary hydraulic flow settings for attachments can be chosen on the auxiliary screen of the new LCD monitor in the cab. Anti-theft protection is standard via a password lock-out system. 

For safer lifting, both models have boom and arm load-holding valves and an overload warning device as standard.

As with the other Bobcats, both excavators also come with the floating blade feature for improved levelling capabilities.  In the E62 model, the height of the dozer blade has also been increased to improve dozer capability. 

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