by Katie Weiler, Managing Editor | September 28, 2010

Bobcat 335 mini excavatorBobcat makes the point that users of compact excavators in the 3-to-4-metric-ton size class can move up to the larger 9,170-pound Bobcat 335 without having to invest in a larger trailer or towing vehicle. This new 40-horsepower machine digs to 11 feet 8 inches and has a maximum reach of 17 feet 10 inches at ground level. A two-speed travel system propels the machine at a maximum of either 2 or 3.4 mph. The 19.8-gpm flow in the 335's auxiliary hydraulic system is activated by a thumb switch in the right joystick and, says Bobcat, allows precise control of the direction and rate of flow. Standard equipment for the 335 is a dual-cylinder blade with float capability and Bobcat's X-Change attachment-mounting system.