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New Bobcat M-Series E85 excavator design improves performance, operator comfort

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Tags: Bobcat, New

Bobcat Australia once again brings innovation to compact equipment with the introduction of another M-Series excavator. The new compact excavators are re-engineered to deliver increased performance in a heavier machine. Throughout this model are enhancement that save precious time and labour, make operators more comfortable and increase productivity.

The new E85 Bobcat Excavator replaces the Model E80.

Ultimate digging performance

Bobcat has re-engineered the design of E85 excavators, 8.8 tonne size.  A new load-sensing piston pump and closed center-valve system deliver exceptional metering for smooth control of machine functions. With the new advanced hydraulic system, Bobcat was able to increase the arm breakout force by 18 % over previous model and bucket breakout force by 5%.

The new Auto-Shift travel on the E85 boost the machines’ productivity. Auto-Shift travel shifts the machine out of high range and back automatically, which provides an on-demand power boost when pushing into a pile. Operators get more tractive effort without having to manually control the throttle or drive.

Backfill work goes faster with an accurate, productive blade which now incorporates float position.

Quieter operation and all-day comfort

The E85 also include an Auto-Idle feature. The Auto-Idle feature, which can be enabled at the operator’s discretion, automatically causes the engine to return to idle if the excavator’s functions are not used for a period of four seconds. The
machine automatically returns to the preset throttle position after the operator starts working again. When work is paused, fuel is saved and sound levels are reduced.

The overall sound levels have been reduced to 71db operators station. New track roller design also offer a smoother ride.

Superior operator comfort

A significant contributor to excavator productivity is the comfort of the operator. Bobcat has designed the cab so the operator is comfortable in the machine, whether spending one hour or a whole day at the controls. On the new E85, the boom swing control has been removed from the floor and placed on a thumb switch on the left joystick, which is easier to operate and opens up space on the floor for the operator’s feet. New adjustable armrests allow the operator to move the rests to a more comfortable position.


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