Two new 6-8t reduced tail swing (RTS) machines
Bobcat has unveiled two new tonne reduced tail swing (RTS) compact excavators in the 6-8 tonne weight range.The new E62 – the six tonne machine – and the E85 – the eight tonner –replace the previous E60 and E80 models.
According to Bobcat, overall the new generation excavators have been designed to exceed ‘voice of customer’ requirements by establishing a new benchmark for productivity, fuel efficiency, enhanced controllability and high operator comfort, together with improved reliability, durability and reduced maintenance costs.
Both excavators feature upgraded hydraulic systems resulting in higher pressures and flows, generating smoother and greater digging and lifting performances.
The new E62 compact excavator offers a 10% increase in the arm digging force to 28.7 kN and an 8% increase in the bucket digging force to 43.1 kN in the short arm version. In the E85 model, the bucket digging force has been significantly increased to 61.8 kN, which is a 13% increase over the previous model.
The machines are standard equipped with primary and secondary auxiliary hydraulic lines, offering both dual directional and proportional flow for increased versatility. A thumb control is integrated in the joysticks for better metering of the boom swing and the proportional auxiliary hydraulics.
To optimise safety in lifting applications, both models have boom and arm load holding valves and an overload warning device as standard, to facilitate certification for lifting applications.
Operator comfort has been improved with a new ROPS cab, similar to that found on much larger medium and heavy-duty machines. The cab has a large entrance and exit, ensuring it is easy to get in and out of the excavators.
Specs for the E62 include:
Buckets: 0.069-0.175 m3
Operating weight: 6250 kg
Digging depth: 3815 mm (1.6 m arm) /4115 mm (1.9 m arm)
Digging force over bucket (ISO): 4.4 t