October 24, 2022
(MAKRO Group Press) – Bobcat has introduced a new 2-ton mini-excavator to complement its ever-expanding range of electric machines.
The E19e, an electric version of Bobcat’s popular E19 internal combustion (IC) model, offers zero emissions, very quiet operation and performance levels comparable to its diesel-powered counterpart. The new machine was unveiled during a special launch event at the manufacturer’s booth on the opening day of Bauma 2022, which is being held in Munich, Germany.
Scott Park, general manager of Doosan Bobcat, said, “With the introduction of the E19e, Bobcat has expanded its electric range of quiet, emission-free machines that can match the excellent performance of our conventional models. This unit will build on the success of our smaller E10e, the world’s first electric mini excavator, which we first introduced at Bauma 2016 and launched commercially during Bauma 2019.”
“Bobcat’s pioneering innovations in the field of battery-powered equipment have helped drive an industry-wide shift toward electric construction equipment,” continued Scott Park. “Our team is proud of their contributions to this segment to date, and we will continue to invest in research and development to further accelerate this important trend.”
Clean and quiet operation
The Bobcat E19e features the same profile, external dimensions and comparable performance as the popular E19 mini-excavator, which has sold more than 10,000 units worldwide. The E19e has the same stability, lifting capacity and breakout forces as its conventional counterpart, while its constant maximum torque curve (a feature of electric motors) ensures reliable and powerful operation. With a width of just 98 cm, the new electric model is easy to operate in even the tightest work spaces, making it ideal for tasks such as demolition, as well as outdoor applications requiring quiet, emission-free operation.
Designed around the needs of the operator, with more space between the consoles, the E19e offers best-in-class comfort levels. With well-placed travel pedals and joysticks, including thumb controls for AUX1 and boom swing functions, all controls have been placed within easy reach of the operator. The introduction of folding travel pedals and the absence of AUX1 pedals and floor-mounted boom travel pedals have served to maximize legroom. In addition to providing a healthier and more comfortable working environment, the E19e’s quiet, emission-free operation also facilitates communication and productivity in the workplace.
The E19e has a 3.5-hour battery capacity and can be quickly recharged with a super fast charger. This means that if power is recharged during work breaks, the machine can be used throughout the day for most common applications. The E19e is also immensely versatile, with a wide range of compatible attachments available. The Bobcat hydraulic thumb attachment, for example, is unique in the market for this size category.
Built for reliability and longevity
Thanks to years of research and development, the E19e is a truly reliable machine. Fully validated and tested by Bobcat using proven components from the smaller E10e model, its premium battery features technology equivalent to that used by the world’s leading electric car manufacturers. The E19e features a 17.3 kWh battery, much larger than the E10e’s 11.5 kWh power source. It also produces very low noise levels on the job site with an LpA (operator noise) of only 70 dBA, 9 dBA less than the diesel E19.
The model’s electrical system and components have been optimized for working in harsh environments and, thanks to the exclusive use of low voltages (the same as on the E10e), the 2-ton mini-excavator is safe and easy to maintain. It also comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty from Bobcat, giving fleet owners and end users peace of mind.
Miroslav Konas, Doosan Bobcat EMEA mini excavator product manager, concluded, “The E19e electric mini excavator combines a safe, near-quiet and emission-free design with the E19’s market-leading features and high performance for working in confined spaces. This makes it the ideal machine for applications such as indoor and outdoor demolition, landscaping and infrastructure work, and other tasks requiring night work or low noise levels. The E19e represents an extremely attractive solution for rental companies and contractors alike.”
With information from: Machinery News