August 2022 Vol. 77 No. 8


Equipment Spotlight: Compact Excavators (under 25,000 pounds)

Bobcat, (800) 743-4340 

Three all-new models in Bobcat’s popular R2-Series add to toughest, most versatile compact excavator lineup the company has introduced to date. The E32, E35 25hp E35 33hp provide all the productivity and power found in Bobcat’s larger excavators – in a smaller frame.

Thanks to a variety of features designed with ease of use and efficiency in mind, the new models are all ideally balanced to improve lift capacity and increase operator confidence. 

Advanced hydraulic controls provide the ultimate horsepower advantage so operators can seamlessly swing the boom while operating an attachment, without sacrificing power. 

CASE, (866) 542-2736 

With an operating weight of 12,940 pounds and a bucket digging force of 9,190 pounds, the CX60C is the largest, most powerful mini excavator in the CASE lineup.

Standard features include a short-radius tail-swing design, adjustable boom, hydraulic push blade for backfilling and improved stability. In addition, it has auxiliary hydraulics for easy thumb and attachment use, automatic 2-speed travel for smoother shifting across varying terrain, and a pattern selector that allows operators to easily switch between SAE or ISO controls. 

Caterpillar, (888) 614-4328 

Built to deliver an improved customer experience, the new 4-tonne, Cat 304, and 5-tonne, Cat 305 CR, Next Generation Mini Hydraulic Excavators deliver more power to the pumps, higher bucket breakout forces and deeper standard digging depths to increase performance by up to 20 over their E2 series counterparts.

The new engine on the 5-tonne class Cat 305 CR Excavator delivers nearly 9-percent greater power to increase machine performance. Hydraulic system improvements provide higher breakout forces to improve digging efficiency in hard rock applications. 

It also offers 140 mm (5.6 in) deeper dig depths, giving it more application flexibility. 

Doosan Infracore North America, (678) 714-6000 

The 48.8-hp Doosan DX50Z-7 mini excavator is part of the 5-metric-ton size class. Its Zero-Tail Swing design makes it a popular choice for customers working in confined spaces on construction job sites or landscaping projects.

A standard enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning will keep operators working comfortably throughout the day. A heated adjustable seat is available as an option for additional operator comfort. 

Customers can upgrade to a steel track option for use in job-site conditions that may otherwise damage rubber tracks. Standard attachments for the DX50Z-7 mini excavator include a bucket, quick coupler, and a thumb. 

Hitachi, (770) 251-7000 

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) announces the arrival of the ZX50U-5N excavator. With its reduced tail-swing design, the 10,560-lb (4,790-kg) ZX50U-5N is perfect for working in congested areas. An independent swing boom and 360-degree rotation let you work almost anywhere.

ZX50U-5N allows the engine speed to be matched to the job with power/economy work modes that are usually only available on larger excavator models. 

The power mode provides higher engine speeds for most general digging work, while the economy mode reduces engine speed for lighter digging jobs. This results in lower noise and decreased fuel consumption. 

Hyundai, (678) 823-7777  

The largest of Hyundai’s compact excavator models, HX85A fills a transitional spot in its overall excavator product line between the compact and full-sized models.

Powered by a Yanmar T4 final/stage V compliant engine, HX85A delivers 65.1 net horsepower at 2,400 rpm to power its all-new load sensing hydraulic system, which allows for reduced operator fatigue and precise controllability. 

The machine weighs 20,608 pounds (9,346 kg) which includes an 11-foot-8-inch mono boom, 6-foot-11-inch arm with a standard hydraulic quick coupler. This setup allows the 29-inch (736 mm) bucket to achieve a whopping 15-foot-3-inch digging depth. 

John Deere, (844) 809-1508  

The John Deere 30G compact excavator was designed with the customer in mind and can easily fit in small spaces without sacrificing the power of larger-scale models.

It incorporates all current G-Series features, including the standard pattern changer, quick couplers, and hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics. 

To elevate productivity and comfort, this machine includes a redesigned climate-controlled cab, adjustable seat, and foldable travel pedals to maximize foot room while operating. The increased lift capacity and improved breakout forces offer an exceptionally smooth, outstanding performance, reinforcing the reliability and durability customers expect from John Deere. 

Komatsu, (847) 437-5800 

If space is limited, contractors want an excavator designed for that. Komatsu’s compact and easy-to-transport, tight-tail PC78US-11 provides an ideal combination of performance and versatility.

Standard high-flow auxiliary hydraulics and proportional joysticks offer incredible flexibility. The 67.7-horsepower excavator provides precise attachment control. Its standard grading blade, with new moldboard profile, improves backfilling and light grading efficiency. The conventional boom design has a greater raising angle to reduce front bucket swing radius. 

Faster boom up/swing speed and responsive, quick arm speed, make excavating and leveling easier. The high-efficiency power package and viscous fan clutch lower overall fuel consumption by up to 13 percent. 

Kubota, (888) 4 KUBOTA 

KX057-5 is available in canopy or cab models, boasts an impressive 47.6 gross horsepower, a working range that includes a digging depth of 12 feet 9 inches, and an impressive bucket breakout force of 10,172 pounds.

Technology features include a new full-color, seven-inch LCD screen that provides all the information the operator needs, with a quick glance. 

An optional keyless start is available for the first time on Kubota’s excavators; the engine can be started with a four-digit code, and up to 10 user passwords can be set. With this technology, operators no longer need to worry about lost keys. 

New Holland, (888) 365-6423 

New Holland’s C-series mini excavators, from 1.7 to 6 tons, combine power, performance, and versatility to drive productivity.

E57C delivers huge digging and grading performance, with bucket breakout forces up to 8,490 foot/pounds and dig depth up to 12.5 feet. The excavator offers additional ground clearance and a four-way angled dozer blade for maneuvering and working in tough conditions. 

Its compact design allows you to dig, fill, and grade in the most confined spaces. The wide cab is designed for spacious, all-around visibility, with comfortable seating and smooth control for safe and efficient operation. 

Volvo, (717) 532-9181 

The Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator is ushering in the future with zero exhaust emissions, significantly lower noise levels, reduced energy costs and fewer maintenance requirements than diesel models.

Its batteries store enough energy to power the machine for up to eight hours in common applications, such as utility work. On-board chargers enable overnight charging on conventional household electrical systems, or an off-board fast charger can be used  
with a three-phase outlet to get to 80-percent power within an hour. 

ECR25 Electric boasts a digging depth of 9 feet and breakout force of 5,020 foot/pounds. 

Yanmar, (800) 205-9913

Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the SV40 mini excavator. This ultra-tight tail-swing machine boasts power, flexibility and stability in a compact package. 

The excavator was tailored for the North American market and developed to push the limits and get more power and performance out of an under-5-ton machine. Weighing 4 tons, SV40 features a 39-horsepower electronically controlled Yanmar Tier 4 Final diesel engine for best-in-class power. 

It comes standard with Yanmar’s patented quick coupler, SmartAssist remote communication system and Yanmar’s 4-year/4,000-hour warranty.

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