Not all excavators are equal. If you need proven performance, more comfort options and better design to maximise your uptime, there’s a new lineup of Bobcat machines that demands a look.
R-Series compact excavators have a bold new look that stands out, but it only hints at the enhanced performance, productivity and comfort beneath the surface.
More Lift-Over-Side Capacity
By integrating the rear counterweight into the machine, lift-over-side performance increased by up to 15 percent on select models. With a redesigned undercarriage, you can lift bigger loads and increase your productivity.
Improved Ride Quality
Experience a ride quality that’s smoother, more stable and more comfortable than ever before.
New Cab, More Comfort
When you step inside the R-Series cab, you’ll see refinements everywhere you look. A larger suspension seat, better joystick material, foldable foot pedals and nearly 30 percent more floor space will keep you working comfortably all day long.
You’ll see your work better than ever with windows that surround your operator station. R-Series excavators have 15 percent more glass surface area, including an improved top window and narrower side pillars that provide better visibility.
Automatic Climate Control
Set your temperature and forget it. With climate control, your machine automatically adjusts the heat/air-conditioning and airflow to keep you comfortable, freeing you up to focus on your work. An optional heated seat provides added comfort while working in cold temperatures.
Inside the R-Series cab, you’ll experience reduced vibration. Features contributing to improvement, including a dual-flange track roller system, a tighter connection between body panels and robust hinges and latches.
Increased Angle Blade Positioning
With some models, you can adjust your angle blade to the ideal position for your work with 33 percent more downward motion. A full 12 degrees of range helps you stabilize your excavator when digging on an uneven surface.
Easy Machine Tie Downs
Prepare your excavator for transport with more easy-access tie-down points. Straightforward trailering means you can get to your next jobsite faster and back to work sooner.
Operator Friendly Controls
A second auxiliary thumb toggle lets you switch between the second auxiliary and the boom-offset without letting go of the joystick. You don’t have to stop what you are doing to search for the switch as it is located at your fingertips on the left joystick.
In-Cab Pattern Selector
Access to the pattern control selector new location lets you choose between ISO and Standard patterns without leaving the operator’s seat.
This article was first published in The Fence magazine.