Product Focus Extra

|  February 02, 2011 |

Compact Excavators

By Lauren Heartsill

REDESIGNED POWER

The Bobcat E50, in the 4- to 5-ton weight class, has an operating weight of 10,677 pounds and an overall width of 77.2 inches.

• Has a bucket breakout force of 9,442 pounds

• Uses a load-sensing pump and closed center-valve system

• Features redesigned hydraulics and re-engineered boom geometry.

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ECO POWER

The Yanmar SV100-1 features auto-idle and a selectable Eco-mode, which reduces fuel consumption.

• Uses two-speed travel

• Has 40 percent more cab room than previous model

• Powered by an electronically controlled Tier-3 engine.

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TURNS WITHIN TRACKS

The Terex TC50 weighs 11,067 pounds and has a maximum dig depth of 12 feet 1 inch and a maximum reach of 20 feet 4 inches.

• Features a 39.4-horsepower Yanmar 4TNV88 engine

• Uses a load-sensing and load-independent flow division hydraulics system that is matched to the machine’s size

• Turns within its tracks and uses an offset boom for use on constricted jobsites.

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NO OVERHANG

The Mustang 2803ZT zero-tail-swing compact excavator features a longer undercarriage and optional counterweight.

• Has a side-mounted engine and rear-mounted hydraulic and fuel tanks

• Excavator’s design eliminates overhang

• Can be transported by trailer.

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