New E26 zero tailswing mini from Bobcat
By Lindsay Gale28 July 2011
Bobcat has introduced a new zero tailswing mine-excavator to its range - the 2.6 tonne E26. According to Bobcat, the workgroup's 4-plate box design reduces its weight that, together with additional weight added at the back of the machine has makes it possible to move the centre of gravity towards the rear of the machine and increase stability.
This means that no additional counterweighting is required when the machine is equipped with the optional long dipperstick. This increases the working range while still limiting the weight of the cabbed long arm version to 2.7 tonnes to allow transportation on a trailer.
The E26 is fitted with the same cab used on the company's 3-5 tonne excavators and power comes from a 15.5 kW (21 hp) Kubota engine. Maximum reach at ground level is 4.5 m (14.8 ft) and the maximum dig depth is 2.6 m (8.5 ft). Transport dimensions are 2.4 x 1.5 x 4.3 m (7.9 x 4.9 x 14.1 ft) with width over the tracks of 1.5 m (4.9 ft).