Bobcat expands R2 Series with three new compact excavators

By Jenny LescohierNovember 01, 2021

Standard features on the new excavators include low-effort joysticks, auto-idle, auto-shift, two-speed travel and auxiliary hydraulics with arm-mounted couplers and selectable flow rates

Bobcat introduces three new compact excavator models to its R2 Series, aiming to put the productivity and power found in its larger excavators in a smaller package.

Models E32 and E35 25 hp, and the E35 33-hp are designed for utility, landscaping and residential construction. They join four existing models in the series which now ranges from 25 to 65 horsepower and 7,403 to 19,600 lbs operating weight.

“The expansion of our R2-Series lineup shows our commitment to providing our customers with workhorses of all sizes, for any application, that will give operators the competitive edge day after day no matter what their tasks,” said Kelly Humble, senior marketing manager of product planning at Doosan Bobcat North America.

According to Bobcat, the E32, E35 25hp and E35 33hp are balanced to improve lift capacity and increase operator confidence, thanks to a variety of features designed with ease of use and efficiency in mind.

The E35 33hp comes powered by a newly redesigned Bobcat engine that delivers efficiency and performance, plus simplified routine maintenance. The engine also improves cold-weather operation and includes a variety of features that make maintenance and service more convenient, including no need for a DPF.

The new low-effort joysticks, coupled with the new hydraulic control valve, offer improved metering, movement and controllability, enabling a quick, smooth and precise work group for ultimate operator control. Advanced hydraulic controls are designed to provide horsepower advantage so operators can seamlessly swing the boom while operating an attachment, without sacrificing power.

The cab for every R2-Series model is designed to enhance operator efficiency, performance and comfort. The interior houses an easy-to-reach control pattern selector right underneath the seat, so operators can switch between ISO and standard controls without getting up or over-reaching.

The optional automatic heating and air conditioning adjusts depending on the temperature of the cab. An optional high-back, heated seat with headrest provides added support for long hours of operation and serves as an ideal complement to the automatic climate control feature.

Owners have the option to add on a waterproof, chemically hardened 7-inch touch display; the most advanced compact equipment in-cab display available. 

In addition, the optional clamp diverter provides improved ability to run a variety of attachments without having to disconnect the clamp. The standard lift eye provides a convenient method for handling objects or moving them in or out of a trench.

Standard features include low-effort joysticks, auto-idle, auto-shift, two-speed travel and auxiliary hydraulics with arm-mounted couplers and selectable flow rates.

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