Bobcat revises excavator nomenclature

Sept. 25, 2023
Compact excavators renamed to align with size classes.

Bobcat has revised its model numbers for compact excavators in the 3-to-5-ton class to align with the industry’s size class.

“Our compact excavator lineup within the 3-to-5-ton size class has grown, and the updated model numbers better reflect the outstanding performance capabilities that empower our customers to accomplish more each and every day,” said Mike Wetzel, director of product development, in a statement. “The updated portfolio more closely aligns with the excavators’ capabilities when compared to other machines within the same size class.”  

How have Bobcat model numbers changed?

  • The Bobcat excavator model number changes are as follows:
  • The 33-horsepower Bobcat E35 has been renamed the Bobcat E38.
  • The 25-hp Bobcat E35 will retain its model designation.
  • The Bobcat E42 is now the Bobcat E48.  
  • The Bobcat E50 has been renamed the Bobcat E55.   

With these changes and the launch of the Bobcat E40, the Bobcat 3-to-5-ton compact excavator lineup now includes: E32, E35, E38, E40, E48, and E55.

Source: Bobcat

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