Credit: Ernie Feland (Two Rivers Marketing)

Bobcat Company has expanded its M-Series excavator lineup with the launch of the E85 Minimal Tail Swing machine, the largest machine in the company’s compact excavator family. The 8.5-ton E85 provides increased arm and bucket forces, fuel efficiency and industry-leading cycle times. This heavy-duty excavator also features a number of operator conveniences including a blade float, multi-function joysticks, color instrumentation panel and an auto-shift drive system.

At an operating weight of 18,960 pounds and an overall width of 91 inches, it is powered by a 59.4 horsepower diesel engine that is Tier 4 compliant. The diesel engine features a high-pressure common-rail fuel injection system, diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

The E85’s minimal 5.8 inches of tail overhang allows it to work in compact environments and next to buildings or other obstructions. The E85 features the Bobcat in-track swing frame for the boom. The excavator’s boom swing frame stays within the width of the tracks as it swings, also making it easier to perform in constricted job conditions. Bobcat.