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New Bobcat E14 & E16 ‘Facelift’ Compact Excavators

New Bobcat E14 & E16 photoFollowing the launch of a special version of the company’s popular E16 1.6 tonne excavator to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bobcat range of compact excavators, the company has also introduced enhanced standard versions of not only the E16 model but also the very successful E14 1.4 tonne compact excavator. 

Building on the high reliability and durability, exceptional operator comfort and powerful performance of the previous machines, the new E14 and E16 ‘Facelift’ models feature several new features and options that will further increase operator comfort together with new high quality components and engineering and an updated exterior styling that aligns these models with the rest of the E-Series compact excavators.

Featuring as standard a retractable undercarriage, the new enhanced E14 and E16 excavators offer smooth responsive hydraulics enabling precise movements and fast cycle times. Thanks to their compact size and light weight, both the E14 and E16 can be transported on a trailer towed by a small truck, van or even a mid-size passenger car.

The spacious heated cab on the enhanced E14 and E16 models offers a large door width which, together with the low position of the superstructure, provides easy access to the cab. Inside, the most important improvements are the new ergonomic travel levers and pedals that have proved very successful on the larger E26 excavator model.  The cab also incorporates as standard a new floor mat and internal liner.

The E14, equipped with heated cab, has an operating weight of 1500 kg and offers a maximum digging depth of 2301 mm.

The E16 offers a choice of dipper sticks: a standard dipper stick and a long dipper stick. Equipped with heated cab, the E16 excavator with standard dipper stick has an operating weight of 1744 kg and offers a maximum digging depth of 2422 mm.  Equipped with the long dipper stick, the E16 has a maximum digging depth of 2602 mm.

Optional features include a premium Bobcat radio; four tie downs; blade extension rubber pads; a suspension seat and an auxiliary hydraulic line on the dipper stick.

Both the E14 and E16 are powered by the 3-cylinder 9.9 kW Kubota D722 engine. High digging performance is enhanced by the stability provided by the dozer blade and the low centre of gravity of the machines.

Both the E14 and E16 excavator models have the ‘cylinder-over-boom’ design.  Since the cylinder is mounted on top of the boom, it is protected when working in tight spaces or with attachments. The oversized diameter of the cylinders enhances the breakout forces and lifting capacities of the machines. Picking up and placing heavy objects is therefore easy with either excavator model as the E14 can lift more than 300 kg whilst the larger E16 can lift more than 350 kg.

The auxiliary hydraulic lines and workgroup hoses are mounted inside the boom and arm for optimal protection and enhanced visibility. Attachments, which include a range of different sized digging and trenching buckets, grading buckets, hydraulic breakers, augers and the hydraulic clamp, can be easily mounted.

A thick metal tailgate protects the rear of the excavator, an important feature for demanding applications in equipment rental, demolition and the construction industries. Other features that contribute to the superior durability of the E14 and E16 are the steel side covers; protection for the blade cylinder; and the use of three rollers in the track system to optimise rubber track life.

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