[VIDEO] Hydraulic Refinements Boost New Bobcat R2 Series Mini Excavators’ Performance

New Bobcat E42 and E50 excavators get Bosch fuel system proven to handle variations in fuel quality, new touch-screen option improves operator productivity

Coming in early 2020, the new R2-Series E42 and E50 compact excavators from Bobcat Company feature performance and comfort features, as well as enhanced machine uptime protection.

Operators can dig with confidence over the side of the machine with a dual-flange track roller system that extends the undercarriage structure closer to the track’s edge. The added stability of this design, plus a new integrated counterweight, increases lift-over-side capacity. It also improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability.

Equipped with fingertip boom swing control, Bobcat joysticks not only provide quick, precise movement with low effort, while the new hydraulic control valve offers improved metering, finite movement and controllability for level grading, plus fast cycle times.

The new cooling system with side-by-side heat exchangers controls engine compartment temperature more efficiently than ever before, improving performance and serviceability and protecting engine component life. The composite tailgate with steel interior provides maximum durability, protecting the machine’s interior components and providing an improved fit and finish that reduces noise and vibration.

The E42 and E50 excavators also offer more glass surface area for the side windows of the cab and top window, in addition to narrower side pillars, for improved visibility. The automatic heat and air conditioning system maintains a steady and comfortable temperature without the need for manual adjustments, while the heated seat makes a perfect complement to the automatic temperature control, keeping operators comfortable on frigid days. 

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