Bobcat’s M-Series focuses on performance, comfort

Bobcat’s M-Series excavators deliver increased performance in a lighter machine. The new E32 and E35 M-Series excavators are in the 3-to-4-ton weight class. These two machines follow the introduction of the new M-Series E80, which is in the larger 6-to-8-ton weight class. With the M-Series introduction, Bobcat is instituting a new numbering system for excavators. The new machine numbers now correspond to the excavator’s weight in metric tons.

Bobcat has completely re-engineered the design of M-Series excavators, reducing the weight to create a lighter machine. A new load-sensing piston pump and closed center-valve system deliver improved metering for smooth control of machine functions. With the new advanced hydraulic system, the arm breakout force was increased by 10 percent over previous models.

The E32 is a Conventional Tail Swing excavator, and the re-engineered house has reduced the overhang by 45 percent from previous excavators of comparable size. The E35 is a Zero Tail Swing excavator.

The M-Series excavators has X-frame undercarriages for increased ground clearance and enabling better shedding of debris for easier cleanup when work is finished. Dirt and other debris easily pass through this undercarriage, making cleanup faster and leaving less debris on the trailers.

The Auto-Shift travel on the E32 and E35 shifts the machine out of high range and back automatically, providing an on-demand power boost when pushing into a pile. Operators get more tractive effort without having to manually control the throttle or drive.

The new engine, air intake, cooling and exhaust systems, along with an entirely new pump and valve system lower sound levels, resulting in a more comfortable, quieter machine. The overall sound levels have been reduced by more than 50 percent. New directional lug tracks also offer a smoother ride.

On the E32 and E35, the boom swing control has been removed from the floor and placed on a thumb switch on the left joystick, which is easier to operate and opens up space on the floor for the operator’s feet. The new larger travel pedals also fold up for more floor space.

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New adjustable armrests allow the operator to move the rests to a more comfortable position. For precise engine speed adjustments, Bobcat added a new easy-to-use rotary knob.

The new E32 and E35 excavators also feature an integrated slew brake. The brake eliminates the need to manually engage a slew brake when transporting the machine, and provides infinite brake positioning.

The E32 and E35 have 33.3 horsepower engines, dig depths of 10 feet 2 inches and a dump height of 11 feet 3 inches. The E32 has a reach at ground level of 16 feet, and the E35 has a ground-level reach of 16 feet 9 inches.