Longer service intervals
April 7, 2009 – Bobcat Company has introduced the E80 excavator, a machine with a completely new design that sets a high standard by increasing service intervals, operator comfort and durability.
Bobcat Company has introduced the E80 excavator, a machine with a completely new design that sets a high standard by increasing service intervals, operator comfort and durability. Everything about this excavator has been created to keep operators working longer, including the elimination of daily service points; a spacious cab and a top-of-the-line seat to keep operators working comfortably; and polymer shims to decrease wear on the lateral pins.
Daily greasing of the bushings at the boom, arm and bucket pivot is a thing of the past with the E80 excavator. Normally, this process takes up to 30 minutes of an operator’s time each day. Now, the operator will be able to spend that time working because the E80 has increased the service interval of greasing the bushings to 250 hours.
The E80 also revolutionizes operator comfort by offering a spacious cab with an operator seat that adjusts six ways and a heating and air conditioning system that has true automotive-style controls. These features have been designed to keep operators who spend many hours in their machines comfortable and productive.
Each E80 is delivered clamp ready for operators who want to quickly and easily add and use a clamp. In addition to clamps, Bobcat provides a number of other attachments and the optional pin coupler system allows the operator to quickly change between them.
Bobcat also provides a platform for attachments previously used on the 442, allowing owners who have a 442 to use the attachments they already own on the E80.
Polymer shims are used in lateral joints to create tightness and prevent slop in attachments, such as buckets. Slop is created by wear on the pins, and the polymer shims used in the joints decrease pin wear and increase tightness in the attachment workgroup.
With minimal tail swing, the E80 can work in compact work environments and next to buildings or other obstructions due to its in-track swing frame. The swing frame for the boom stays within the width of the tracks, also making it easier for the E80 to work in constricted job conditions.
The E80 has a dig depth of 15 feet six inches and an operating weight of 18,880 pounds with rubber tracks. The auxiliary hydraulic system has a rated capacity of 31.7 gallons per minute.