• April 12, 2019
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Bobcat E45 Excavator: Equipment Focus

Bobcat E45 Excavator: Equipment Focus

The Bobcat E45 is a reliable compact excavator that offers zero tail swing, perfect for those tight access sites. It’s part of Bobcat’s 4-5T M-series and sits well among the 0-7 T mini excavator competition.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features, specs and price to see what makes the Bobcat E45 stand out.

Bobcat E45 Overview

Bobcat designed the M-series excavators to deliver stronger performance in lighter machines, putting operators in charge of strength and productivity. Their aim is to deliver smooth and efficient operation with outstanding digging and lifting performance—and the E45 does just that.

With impressive traction when maneuvering and unrestricted rotation, the Bobcat E45 enables operators to excavate close to obstacles without the likelihood of damaging surrounding property. The E45 also has a fingertip controlled boom offset that provides users with improved control.

Bobcat E45 Excavator in Action

Disclaimer: The excavator in this clip may be an overseas model. The Australian model may vary from above.

E45 Excavator Key Features

In the Cab

For improved productivity, Bobcat believes you need operator comfort, and we have to agree. With long days on the machine the cab needs to be comfortable and on this the E45 excavator delivers.

Bobcat claims this cab has around 20% more interior volume when compared to other compact excavators on the market. It is also equipped with a climate control system to ensure the cab is always at the optimal temperature—essential for Australia’s fluctuating temperatures.

Ergonomic controls, soft-grip joysticks and hydraulic joystick controls make operation simple for operators of all levels.

Performance Features

The E45 compact excavator is packed with a 40.5HP engine and powerful hydraulic system that works well under large loads. This results in better work efficiency per hour and increased attachment performance.

Speaking of attachments, the E45 is equipped with a standard power arm that offers maximum arm breakout force. Bobcat also gives users the option of an angle blade, long arm or clamp-ready extendable arm when purchasing a new machine.

The Bobcat E45 compact excavator will help you achieve an accurate grade without leaving your cab thanks to the depth check system. This system is easy to use and provides users with accurate depth measurement for precision grading. Auto idle also helps operators pause their work and save fuel while they’re communicating on the jobsite.

Bobcat E45 Specs

Engine Kubota, 4-cylinder diesel engine
Maximum Net Power 40.5 HP (30.2kW)
Maximum Net Torque 152.7 Nm
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 5.6 m
Digging Force, Bucket 35,800 N
Tail Swing Type Zero tail swing
Operating Weight 4,634 kg
Fuel Reservoir 79.9 L
Travel Speed, High Range 4.2 km/h
Travel Speed, Low Range 2.4 km/h

Read the full E45 spec sheet here.

Bobcat E45 Price

Used E45 excavators for sale cost between $34,500 and $60,000, averaging at $47,344*. Prices will vary depending on attachments, age and condition of the machine.

Does the Bobcat E45 tick your boxes? Let us know in the comments below. You’ll find excavators for sale here, and mini excavators at auction here.

Sources: bobcatofaustralia.com.au, bobcat.com, Bobcat E45 specifications sheet.

*Data has been curated from Machines4U listing information, accurate at the time of publication.

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