Bobcat’s E55 Conventional Tail Swing compact excavator, part of the M-Series line, has an operating weight of 12,478 pounds, an overall width of 77.2 inches, 13.4 inches of tail overhang and is powered by a 48.8 horsepower turbocharged diesel engine that is interim Tier 4 compliant. The compact excavator is equipped with a TOPS/ROPS certified cab, including full climate control (HVAC), and a deluxe high-back cloth suspension seat with retractable seat belt.
Additional amenities in the “radio ready” cab include 12-volt power port, adjustable armrests, lockable toolbox and a convenient beverage holder. It also features “fingertip” controls for boom swing and auxiliary hydraulics functions. Large travel pedals fold up to provide more floor space while flush-mounted floor mats make cleanup easier.
A keyless start system that discourages theft and vandalism is available as an option. The machine also comes with an Auto-Idle feature which, if activated by the operator, automatically returns the engine to idle if excavator functions are not used for a period of four seconds.