Bobcat R2 Series Compact Excavators

Oct. 15, 2019

Bobcat E42 and E50 excavators are the first in the new R2 Series of compact excavators.

The E50 and E42 crawler excavators feature improved, low-effort joysticks designed to respond easily to operator input, enabling longer operation with less fatigue. Also, a  new hydraulic control valve offers improved metering, finite movement, and controllability for level grading, as well as fast cycle times, the company says.

Both excavators are approved and ready for the company’s optional depth check accessory kit for excavators. The kit’s purpose is to improve profitability by minimizing the tendency to over- and under-dig. These excavators are designed to accept all depth check system components.

Depth check functions are integrated with the standard 5-inch LCD display or the optional touch display. The kit is wired, so job conditions or wireless signal loss will not interfere with digging accuracy.

Below, watch a promotional video produced by Bobcat for the Bobcat R2 Series compact excavators.

Dual-flange track rollers extend the undercarriage structure closer to the track’s edge. The added stability features in this design results in an increase in lift-over-side capacity. It also improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability, the company says.

A new engine improves cold-weather operation and includes a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient.

Bobcat R2 Series E42 and E50 excavators feature improved versatility. An optional clamp diverter valve has been added for enhanced hydraulic clamp functionality and improved ability to run other attachments without disconnecting the clamp.

Auxiliary hydraulics are easier to reach and attach, Bobcat says, thanks to a new location on the excavator arm. A standard integrated lift eye will give operators a convenient method for handling objects or moving them in and out of the trench.

With the in-cab display, operators can receive detailed machine information and experience enhanced device connectivity. The 7-inch display panel, with a wide 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 rear camera helps operators identify obstacles. The camera offers a continuous rear view from the operator’s seat when desired. The camera is mounted high and out of the way to prevent contact with obstacles and debris.

The E42 and E50 excavators are also equipped with a new cooling system with side-by-side heat exchangers. According to the company, this feature controls engine compartment temperature more efficiently, improving performance and serviceability while protecting engine component life. Cleanout is easier, as here is no need to separate coolers to remove debris or wash out the coolers. It also generates less noise.