By Mike Anderson, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

BobcatJoining the established 430, 435 and 442 zero-tail-swing compact excavators in the Bobcat line, the 425 ZTS model answers an increasing market demand, says the manufacturer. More customers in the rental, construction, utility and landscaping markets want a 2- to 3-metric-ton excavator with zero tail overhang, says Bobcat, because it optimizes spoil placement and reduces the chance of contact with surrounding objects. Calling on 26 horsepower, the 425 has a standard digging depth of 8 feet 4 inches, which extends to 9 feet 4 inches with the long-arm option.