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The E42 compact (mini) excavator offers improved hydraulic performance, improved efficiency and more precise control so you can push the limits and take on more complex jobs. The E42 is an R2 series hydraulic excavator and features a redesigned Bobcat® engine that improves performance, simplifies maintenance and maximizes uptime. Configure it with the long arm or optional extendable arm to increase your digging depth and reduce the frequency of machine repositioning. Standard features include low-effort joysticks that easily respond to operator commands, an improved cooling system to control engine compartment temperature, and a larger slewing bearing with improved durability. An optimized hydraulic control valve provides operators with better metering, limited movement and controllability for leveling. In addition, the conventional rear swing is well balanced for better lifting capacity and increased operator confidence. Additional options include a state-of-the-art touchscreen, angular blade and rear camera for maximum visibility and productivity.

Everything you need to know about the R2 series

Bobcat excavators are the # 1 choice for your excavation needs.

There are several factors that come into play when it comes to finding an excavator for sale.

From the size you need for your types of jobs, to the versatility, it's an investment worth taking seriously.

The last thing you want is to be stuck with an industrial machine that doesn't do the job promised.

Fortunately, you have landed in the right place.

Bobcat excavators deliver better performance in a more compact machine, taking production for owners and operators to the next level.

With Bobcat machines ranging from 1 to 18 tonnes, the excavator line lets you make the right choice for what you really need.

Bobcat excavators give you the most capable and versatile excavating machine in the industry, with tough durability, fast digging performance and impressive innovation.

The Bobcat machine that does more: The E42 excavator

You need solid equipment to perform the most demanding contracts.

This is exactly what the E42 is : a solid excavator.

With a redesigned Bobcat engine, it's hard to find another excavator with this quality.

Available with several options to make it super efficient, the Bobcat E42 excavator is designed to perform long hours of work in absolute comfort.

With its 9,601 lbs digging force, finding it a too hard a job will be very difficult.

Here are some key details about the Bobcat E42 excavator.

• Power: 42.6 hp

• Operating weight: 9,830 pounds

• Bucket digging force: 9,601 lbs

• Maximum reach at ground level: 17.3 ft

• Width: 72.8 in

• Tail swing type: Conventional

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Discover out what you'll find in most Bobcat excavators.


  • You can select three hydraulic flow rates which helps you to optimize the response of the attachments. The low flow offers more precision, the medium flow is perfect for moving material, and the high flow for maximum power.

  • Easily switch between excavator and backhoe modes without a key.

  • Auto-Shift feature provides superb shifting performance without having to downshift.

  • The Bobcat excavator's controls allow you to add precise movements with little effort and maximum efficiency.

  • Travel faster with the 2-speed Bobcat option.

  • The hydraulically operated retractable undercarriage gives you the flexibility to benefit from narrow gates and doors while retaining its power as an excavating machine.

  • The retractable blade also allows for greater ability to move in small areas.

  • Compared to other brands, advanced hydraulics provide the most power.

  • Unparalleled precision in your movements.

  • The boom oscillation control is located on the joystick. This increases the comfort on the feet.

  • A Deluxe instrument panel to always keep an eye on your Bobcat machine data.

  • With the depth system you will know exactly when to stop digging.

  • Three types of arm configuration. Standard, long and extended.

  • Counterweights are built into the Bobcat machine for added strength and stability.

  • A redesigned Bobcat engine for more performance.

  • And more.

Protection features

  • Avoid costly breakdowns with intelligent diagnostic functions.

  • The In-Track swivel frame allows you to get closer to your work. The swivel castings and cylinders stay in the rails when digging in an offset position.

  • Equipped with a durable tailgate, protected hydraulic lines, smarter routing, and a redesigned workgroup.

  • No more lost keys. Start your Bobcat machine with a security code.

  • Integrated swing brakes keep your excavator stable on slopes for more precise movement and reduce the risk of overturning.

  • An alarm sounds more quickly as the fuel tank approaches capacity. So, you will know exactly when to stop filling and limit losses.

  • A simple machine hitch for easier getting on and off the transport truck.

  • The hydraulic cylinder of this Bobcat machine is mounted on top of the boom to prevent contact with the trench, bucket, or nearby obstacles.

  • The X-frame undercarriage improves your performance in difficult conditions.

  • The electronics exceed military requirements for electrification, humidity, shock and vibration.

  • Steel tracks increase your pulling force and allow you to access tough jobsites.

  • And more.


  • More cabin space without compromising insulation. This means better temperature management and reduced noise to increase your productivity.

  • Ergonomic controls for more flexibility and less fatigue and risk of injury.

  • The Bobcat excavator's hydraulic joystick control provides smooth operation and increased efficiency.

  • A premium cabin. Visibility is improved. The vibration is reduced. There is more legroom and headroom. Perfect for long working days.

  • A comfortable adjustable seat redesigned. You can add the heating option.

  • When the machine functions are not in use, the machine will automatically idle the engine until you start working again.

  • And more.