Lift capacity in focus as Bobcat introduces new E88 compact excavator
Power and lift capacity, along with the knock-on productivity boost, are front and centre with the latest launch in Bobcat’s R2 Series of excavators.
The equipment maker introduced the new E88 compact excavator late last month. It packs a 14 per cent increase in over-the-side lift capacity compared to the previous generation, and is powered by a redesigned turbo charged engine.
“The new model is designed for performance, ruggedness and operator convenience,” said Mike Wetzel, director of poroduct management at Doosan Bobcat North America, in a release. “The R2-Series takes the key benefits from the prior generations with new improvements in lift performance, work group fine control and ride smoothness to push what is possible in a compact machine.”
The E88 features upgrades such as dual-flange track rollers, integrated counterweight, extra machine weight and added track on ground. A range of options geared toward both productivity and comfort are also available, including an angle blade for backfilling and grading, automatic in-cab heating and air conditioning, and a waterproof seven-inch display.