Bobcat introduces new R2-Series compact excavator

Bobcat Company has expanded its compact excavator lineup with the introduction of the new R2-Series E60 compact excavator.

The E60 offers many of the popular benefits of the R-Series compact excavators as well as a long list of enhanced R2-Series features to help operators meet the increasing demands of today’s jobsites.

The E60 is the latest release in the new R2-Series lineup of Bobcat compact excavators, which includes the conventional tail-swing, 4-ton E42 and minimal tail-swing, 5-ton E50.

New dual flange rollers not only increase lift-over-side performance, they also provide a and more comfortable ride quality.

The added features in this design result in an increase in lift-over-side capacity and improved over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability.

An optional clamp diverter valve has been added for enhanced hydraulic clamp functionality and improved ability to run other attachments without disconnecting the clamp.

The compact excavator’s auxiliary hydraulics are easier to reach and attach, thanks to a new location on the excavator arm.

A standard integrated lift eye will provides operators with a convenient method for handling objects or moving them in and out of a trench.

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R2-Series compact excavator specs

  • Horsepower: 55 hp
  • Operating weight: 5,586 kg
  • Maximum reach at ground level: 6.25 metres
  • Maximum dig depth: 4 metres
  • Maximum dump height: 4.35 metres
  • Width: 1.96 metres
  • Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 75.7 litres per minute
  • Tail swing type: Conventional

New Bobcat engine

The new R2-Series features a redesigned Bobcat engine that delivers performance, while reducing and simplifying routine maintenance.

The new 55 hp engine improves cold-weather operation has a new fuel filter that’s larger, enabling better system protection and longer filter life with more than double the media surface area. The filter also has more holding capacity to capture impurities for longer intervals, greatly extending the life of the fuel filter.

The R2-Series E60 is equipped with a new cooling system with side-by-side heat exchangers. This feature controls engine compartment temperature more efficiently than before, improving performance and serviceability while protecting engine component life.

Cleanout is also easier. Now, there is no need to separate coolers to remove debris or wash out the coolers. It also generates less noise to enhance operator comfort.

In-cab display

The 18-cm display panel, with a wide and easy-to-use touch screen, is waterproof and hardened to reduce scratching. Operators can view and toggle through machine performance information to make operation efficient, productive and profitable. The display also supports multiple languages.

An optional rearview camera integrates with the touch display, so there’s no need for multiple screens. The camera offers a continuous rear view from the operator’s seat, if desired, which provides an additional viewpoint for certain applications. The camera is mounted high and out of the way to prevent contact with obstacles and debris.

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A higher back and new headrest give operators added support for long hours of operation. The optional heated seat makes a perfect complement to the automatic temperature control, keeping operators comfortable on frigid days.

Operators can keep productivity high at night or in dark working conditions with standard LED lights. Bright, efficient and reliable standard LED lights provide customers with far-reaching visibility when the light level is low.

As well, the lift performance of the conventional tail-swing E60 can be further enhanced with an optional counterweight to maximize lift capacity. It also improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability.