Bobcat’s line of R-series excavators just got a new addition—the E26. The new model offers all that the R-Series machines have become renowned for, only redesigned to increase performance, uptime protection and operator comfort for use in construction, landscaping and agriculture.
The E26 is able to operate in the most confined of workspaces thanks to minimal tail overhang and a boom frame swing that doesn’t go beyond the width of the excavator’s tracks. This gives it an advantage over larger equipment like tractor loader backhoes whose dimensions don’t allow for work in narrow conditions or jobsites surrounded by buildings and other obstacles.
“The R-Series E26 offers a 19 percent increase in glass surface area, providing operators a panoramic view of the jobsite—as well as a larger front panel for an enhanced view of the attachment,” the company explains on its website. “Bobcat also redesigned the E26 cab to be more spacious and provide extra comfort for operators of all sizes. New low-effort joystick controls are ergonomically designed for ease of use. Like other R-Series excavators, there is ample floor space in the E26 for the operator’s feet and legs. And with the cab quieter than ever before, operators will appreciate reduced sound levels while in the cab.”
As to increased performance:
“Bobcat E26 excavator operators will enjoy added dig depth, reach and dump height with the standard long-arm configuration. In addition, the increased cylinder size provides excellent breakout forces and lifting ability. The E26 offers the best lift capacity for its size and a narrow width for easy trailer loading and working through doorways, gates, property lines or other tight areas. Operators will enjoy more flexibility to work in tight spaces while experiencing notable improvements in stability and digging performance.”
The E26 features tougher body panels and stronger hinges and latches, which not only enhance durability, but also improve operator comfort by reducing vibration in the cab. Below is a list of Bobcat attachments compatible with the E26:
- Grading blade
- Grading buckets
- Hydraulic breaker
- Hydraulic breaker
- Nitrogen breaker
- Packer wheel
- Three-tine grapple
- Trenching buckets