Bobcat E85 Excavator

February 7, 2018
Bobcat 8.5-ton E85 expands the R Series excavator lineup and is its largest compact excavator

The 8.5-ton E85 expands the R Series excavator lineup and is the largest in the company’s compact-excavator family. The 66-horsepower model does not require a diesel particulate filter or selective catalytic reduction system.

Designed to work in congested situations, the E85 has a tail overhang of 13 inches, and the boom-swing frame remains within the width of the tracks when the machine swings.

In the cab, travel pedals fold away to provide optimum floor space, and an optional automatic heating/air-conditioning system and optional heated seat contributes to operator comfort. The cab has  Level 1 Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) rating, and a large top window and narrow side pillars are designed to enhance visibility. A control-pattern selector is standard, allowing switching between conventional Bobcat controls and ISO controls. In addition, the second auxiliary-hydraulic selector switch in the left joystick allows switching between the optional second auxiliary function and the boom offset function. The tubular-frame, reinforced cab door is standard and features a new seal to resist contaminant ingress.

The E85 can be equipped with a depth-check system, allowing operators to measure depth and grade without exiting the cab. The depth-check system has an accuracy of ± 0.5 inch, says Bobcat, and reduces the possibility of over/under digging. No additional display screens are required for the system; the system uses the machine’s standard panel to provide operator guidance and to facilitate operator input to the guidance system.

A low engine compartment and hydraulic-valve placement facilitates machine service, says Bobcat, and greasing intervals have been extended to 50 hours for swing and slew, and to 250 hours on the upper-works group pivot points. The machine has eight tie-down locations to facilitate transport

Additional features (some optional) for the E85:

  • Hydraulic pin-grabber quick coupler
  • Secondary auxiliary hydraulics
  • Deluxe instrumentation panel
  • Factory-installed steel tracks and segmented tracks
  • Travel alarm to meet localized jobsite requirements
  • Rear work light kit
  • Counterweight to add lifting capability
  • Guard kits for front and top windows, elevating cab to Level 2 FOPS rating
  • Keyless start
  • Radio kit

Approved attachments:

  • Trenching buckets: 18, 24 and 36 inches
  • Grading buckets: 48 and 60 inches
  • Tilt-grading bucket: 48 inches
  • Hydraulic clamp
  • Hydraulic breaker
  • Flail mower
  • Auger
  • Plate compactor

Bobcat E85 Specifications:

  • Horsepower: 66
  • Operating weight: 18,977 lb.
  • Bucket digging force: 16,269 lb-ft.
  • Arm digging force: 8,253 lb.-ft.
  • Rated lift capacity: 9,754 lb.
  • Maximum reach at ground level: 23 ft. 7 in.
  • Maximum dig depth: 15 ft. 5 in.
  • Maximum dump height: 16 ft. 7 in.
  • Width: 87 in.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic flow: 25.1 gpm
  • Tail swing type: Conventional