BOBCAT has extended the company’s R2-Series of mini-excavators with the launch of the new E88 8-tonne, Stage V compliant model. 

Replacing the previous E85 M-Series machine, the E88 delivers outstanding performance from a compact dimension machine, Bobcat said, adding that it will also offer 'superb operator comfort' and 'excellent stability' with high digging output.

The machine comes with a host of new features on its predecessor, including an optional fourth AUX4 auxiliary tilt coupler line, a fifth AUX5 hydraulic coupler line as standard and a longer undercarriage.

A Bobcat spokesperson said: "Bobcat's acknowledged productivity is coupled with smooth controllability thanks to low effort joysticks and intuitive five- or seven-inch displays, class-leading visibility and exceptional transportability for its weight class.

"Large, easy opening covers provide convenient, ground level access to all service points and for maintenance checks.

Forestry Journal:

"The proven Bobcat D24 Stage V 4-cylinder engine offers a maximum power output of 48.5 kW (65 HP) and ensures the highest performance and maximum reliability. To meet Stage V emission levels, the engine uses diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF), replacing selective catalytic reduction, to achieve maximum reliability, efficiency and environmental protection. "