Bobcat has extended the company’s R2-Series of mini-excavators with the launch of the new E88 8 tonne Stage V compliant model, replacing the previous E85 M-Series machine. The E88 delivers outstanding performance from a compact dimension machine, superb operator comfort and excellent stability with high digging output.
The E88 provides the operator with the full experience expected of an R2-Series excavator, adding new features and options such as an optional fourth AUX4 auxiliary tilt coupler line, a fifth AUX5 hydraulic coupler line as standard and a longer undercarriage. Bobcat´s acknowledged productivity is coupled with smooth controllability thanks to low effort joysticks and intuitive 5- or 7-Inch displays, class-leading visibility and exceptional transportability for its weight class. Large, easy opening covers provide convenient, ground level access to all service points and for maintenance checks.
The proven Bobcat D24 Stage V 4-cylinder engine offers a maximum power output of 48.5 kW (65 HP) and ensures the highest performance and maximum reliability. To meet Stage V emission levels, the engine uses diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF), replacing selective catalytic reduction, to achieve maximum reliability, efficiency and environmental protection.
Top Class Operator Comfort
Like previous Bobcat R2-Series machines such as the E60 launched at the end of 2020, the new E88 continues to develop the philosophy of ‘built around the operator’. The spacious cab with plenty of headroom and legroom retains the proven design of the cab in the E60. Easy and safe to get in and out of thanks to the wide doors, unique 3D handle, anti-slip step on the undercarriage and foot space above the track, the cab makes the daily life of the operator an easier one.
The comfortable cloth high back seat is longitudinally and vertically adjustable, and is equipped as standard with a head rest and as an option, it can be heated. The seat adjustment is independent from the joystick and armrest adjustments and is applicable for any operator body weight and height. The joysticks and all the control switches and buttons are logically and ergonomically placed around the operator and easy to reach. All important information is clearly displayed on the standard 5-inch display or on an optional, class leading 7-inch touch screen display.
A comfortable work environment regardless of the outside temperatures is ensured by powerful cab heating and air conditioning, which is precisely adjustable and can be used to quickly defog the windows. The E88 can be optionally equipped with automatic temperature control (Auto HVAC).
Panoramic Visibility at the Top of its Class
Unparalleled visibility improves job site awareness, making the machine more precise, easier and more productive to use, while keeping the job site safe. The new E88 excavator is engineered with narrower, but solid cab pillars and ample glass surface area.