Bobcat debuts E40 compact excavator, revises compact model numbers

Bobcat E40 compact excavator

Bobcat Company is expanding its compact excavator lineup with the introduction of the new Bobcat E40.

As part of the expansion, Bobcat is also revising the model numbers for its 3-to-5-ton excavator line to better align with the industry’s size class.

The E40, which will become commercially available in late 2023, is a minimal tail swing compact excavator with less than 5 cm of overhang and a standard long arm.

Bobcat will preview the E40 in booth 3052 at Equip Exposition, Oct. 17 to 20, in Louisville, Ky. 

With an operating weight of 4,164, the E40 delivers a digging force of 7,284 foot pounds and a maximum reach of 5.5 metres and a lift capacity of 1,787 kg.

The compact excavator also delivers an over-the-blade lift capacity and over-the-side lift capacity that’s comparable to conventional tail swing models.

The E40 is an ideal jobsite solution for contractors requiring convenient trailering and the maneuverability to complete challenging work in confined jobsites.

Features of the new E40 compact excavator include:

  • Powerful non-DPF, turbocharged Bobcat engine
  • Standard long arm
  • Dual-flange track roller system for improved lift performance
  • Standard low-effort joysticks
  • LED lights and integrated lift eye

Updated compact excavator nomenclature

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.

“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.”  

The compact excavator model number changes include:

  • The 33-hp Bobcat E35 has been renamed the Bobcat E38. The 25-hp Bobcat E35 will retain its model designation.
  • The Bobcat E42 becomes the Bobcat E48.
  • The Bobcat E50 has been renamed the Bobcat E55.

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.