Bobcat Company announces that the E60 excavator is now available. The E60 is a new model size in the 6-ton weight class and part of the new M-Series line of loaders and excavators.
The E60 features a completely new design that increases the comfort of the operator and the durability of the machine, while decreasing the frequency needed for some preventive maintenance. Everything about the new excavator, including the cab with its top-of-the-line seat and polymer shims to decrease wear on the lateral pins, has been designed to help keep operators working longer.
Longer service intervals
Daily greasing of the bushings at the boom, arm and bucket pivot is a thing of the past with the E60 excavator. Normally, this process takes up to 30 minutes a day. The E60 has extended the service interval of greasing the bushings to 250 hours.
The E60 offers a spacious cab with an operator seat that adjusts nine ways and a heating and air conditioning system that has true automotive-style controls. These features have been designed to keep operators who spend many hours in their machines comfortable and productive.
The top-of-the-line seat allows the operator to create an individually designed ergonomic work environment. The operator can adjust the seat nine different ways, including moving or angling the armrests, joysticks, lumbar support, and seat bottom and back. With these adjustments, operators of any size can adjust the seat to their personal preference. These adjustments also let operators move the seat to an area where they can best control the foot pedals and see the work area.
The high-capacity climate-control system has true automotive-style controls and vents in front of and to the rear of the operator, placing the air movement exactly where needed. This system has five modes of air placement that can target the operatorâ€™s body in different areas, such as from the front only, or from the front and rear.
A fixed instrument panel on the right side of the cab is a central, easy-to-read display for all of the information the operator needs on machine performance.
Each E60 is delivered clamp-ready for operators who want to quickly and easily add and use a clamp.
In addition to clamps, Bobcat provides a number of attachments available for use on the excavator. The X-Change attachment quick coupler system, standard on the E60, allows the operator to quickly change attachments. A complete line of attachments including trenching buckets, hydraulic breakers, earth augers and a grading bucket are available.
The E60 has an Interim Tier 4 50-horsepower engine. The engine provides substantial power to complete work and features an auto-idle engine control system, reducing fuel consumption when the machine is not working. Engine rpm is controlled electronically so that the operator uses only as much engine power as necessary for the application. The quiet operation of the engine is also a benefit, as many cities and work areas are becoming more sensitive to construction noise.
With minimal tail swing, the E60 can work in compact work environments and next to buildings or other obstructions. The in-track swing frame keeps Â the boom within the width of the tracks, making it even easier for the excavators to work in constricted job conditions. The E60 is available with either rubber tracks or steel tracks.
The E60, standard-equipped with cab and HVAC system, has a dig depth of 13 feet 7 inches and an operating weight of 13,556 pounds with rubber tracks.
QuickLook: Bobcat E60 excavator
- The need to grease the boom, arm and bucket pivot increased to once every 250 hours.
- Spacious cab with operator seat that adjusts multiple ways provides ergonomic comfort suited to the individual.
- High-capacity heat and air conditioning system with five automotive-style operation modes.
- Attachments are changed quickly through a pin coupler system.
- Polymer shims in lateral joints prevent pin wear and create tighter attachment workgroup.
- Auto idle and electronic engine rpm control system help use fuel efficiently.
- In-track boom swing allows the operator to work in constricted conditions with confidence.
- Dig depth of 13 feet 7 inches and an operating weight of 13,556 pounds with rubber tracks.