Precision control of the boom, arm, and bucket is critical in harsh operating environments such as Africa. It is for this reason that Bobcat Equipment South Africa is punting the Bobcat E55 compact excavator as the toughest and most efficient machine on the market today.
With a maximum digging depth of 3.923mm, the excavator is used mainly in the mining, construction, and plant-hire sectors, and even diverse applications such as the fruit-farming industry. Various clamp-ready arm configurations are available. The standard power arm offers maximum arm breakout force, while the optional long arm allows for added reach and dig depth.
Selectable auxiliary hydraulics allow for three flow rates to optimise the response of hydraulic attachments, such as tilting buckets, clamps, grapples, hydraulic breakers and augers. Low flow is ideal for precise control and accurate angles, medium flow for placing and handling materials and maximum flow for peak hydraulic attachment performance.
“The excavator controls allow operators to make fine, accurate movements with minimum effort and maximum comfort, which translates into precise results in less time and with less fatigue,” stresses Bobcat Equipment South Africa Product Specialist, Jan Stansfield. A rocker-style thumb switch on the left joystick gives superior boom-swing control with better metering than foot pedals.
Other features that boost productivity are two-speed travel, while the Dual Direction Detent system provides for continuous flow for attachments in either direction. This means that attachments can be operated continually without having to press a button.
Additional features include ‘auto idle’, which reduces fuel consumption when the operator needs to take a break or pause the operation. The ‘auto shift’ travel function moves the excavator out of high range and back automatically, allowing for optimal travel performance without the need to downshift manually.
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