Construction News

Sat June 22 2024

Related Information

New 5.5 t Bobcat has improved capabilities

7 Sep 11 The new 5.5-tonne Bobcat E55 compact excavator is based on a platform similar to that of the E50 zero tail swing excavator but has a conventional upper structure.

Bobcat E55
Bobcat E55

 Equipped with cab and bucket, the E55 has an operating weight of 5501kg. It is powered by the Kubota V2403-M-DI-TE38-BC-4 turbo-charged Tier III diesel engine, producing 35.4kW net per SAE J1349 of output power at 2200rpm. 

A long dipper stick is standard on the E55, giving a maximum digging depth of 3923mm and breakout forces of 26.1 kN and 42.0 kN in the dipper stick and at the bucket, respectively.

The machine has been designed with high stability for increased lifting capacity and more efficient digging in hard ground. With a lifting capacity over the side of 1405kg at 1m height and at a radius of 3m, the E55 can be used to lift heavy loads, including loading and unloading items from trucks as well as installing heavy piping and construction materials on site.

High torque for swinging a full bucket in the extended position allows the excavator to work on slopes as well as on flatter areas.

Bobcat says that integrating the boom swing and auxiliary hydraulic controls in the joysticks gives more precise control than machines that use pedals for these functions. 

An ‘auto idle’ feature, which can be turned on or off, reduces fuel consumption and noise.

Bobcat E55 compact excavator

Operating weight with cab, rubber tracks
and 600mm bucket:
5501 kg
Digging depth: 3923 mm
Dump height:      4179 mm
Reach at ground level: 6083 mm
Maximum travel speed
(low range / high range): 
3.1 / 5.0 km/h
Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 75.7 litres/min
Track width: 400 mm
Engine make/model:  4-cylinder Kubota
V2403-M-DI-TE3B-BC-4 Tier III diesel
Maximum net power at 2200 rpm
(SAE J1349):
35.4 kW   
Height (cab): 2541 mm
Width: 1960 mm
Transport length: 5194 mm

Got a story? Email


Click here to view latest construction news »