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Bobcat’s Revised Model Numbers Better Reflect Size and Performance

Bobcat Company has expanded its lineup of compact excavators to include the newly released Bobcat E40. As part of the lineup expansion, Bobcat also revised the model numbers for its 3- to 5-ton excavator lineup to more closely align with the industry’s size class.

With the new E40, operators get high performance, fast cycle times, and optimal maneuverability with practical features and pricing to match. It is a minimal tail swing excavator, with less than 2 inches of overhang and a standard long arm. The E40 delivers an over-the-blade lift capacity and over-the-side lift capacity often only achieved with conventional tail swing models.

The E40 offers convenient trailering and the maneuverability to complete challenging work in confined jobsites. The E40 also provides premium performance with simplified option packages for base-level pricing. Features of the new E40 include:

  • Powerful non-DPF, turbocharged Bobcat engine
  • Standard long arm
  • High lift capacity and powerful slewing performance
  • Dual-flange track roller system for improved lift performance and a smoother ride
  • Standard low-effort joysticks, LED lights, and integrated lift eye
  • Extensive attachment versatility
Updated Model Numbers
With the introduction of the new E40, Bobcat has revised select model numbers in its 3- to 5-ton excavators’ size class to better reflect the machines’ size and performance within the industry.

“Our compact excavator lineup within the 3- to 5-ton size class has grown, and the updated model numbers better reflect the outstanding performance capabilities that empower our customers to accomplish more each and every day,” said Mike Wetzel, Director of Product Development at Bobcat Company. “The updated portfolio more closely aligns with the excavators’ capabilities when compared to other machines within the same size class.”

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The model number changes are as follows:

  • The 33-hp Bobcat E35 has been renamed the Bobcat E38. This zero tail swing excavator provides for unobstructed rotation while the turbocharged engine and proven Bobcat hydraulics produce the digging, lifting, and slewing capabilities of a larger, less-maneuverable compact excavator. The 25-hp Bobcat E35 will retain its model designation.
  • The Bobcat E42 has transitioned to the Bobcat E48. The conventional tail swing E48 is a well-balanced machine, delivering horsepower, precise controls, and comfort for increased productivity.
  • The Bobcat E50 has been renamed the Bobcat E55. A minimal tail swing excavator with less than 1 inch of overhang, the E55 puts more power and controllability in a compact package – all designed to support faster cycle times and increased operator productivity.

With these changes and the launch of the E40, the Bobcat 3- to 5-ton compact excavator lineup now includes: E32, E35, E38, E40, E48, and E55. Bobcat offers compact and larger excavators ranging from 1- to 2-ton to 16- to 18-ton size classes, as well as battery-electric excavator models. To see the full lineup of Bobcat excavators, visit bobcat.com.

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