What is the Bobcat E-26 Mini Excavator?

This 3-ton excavator is extra compact but tough enough to tackle the most demanding tasks. It has a surprisingly spacious cabin with an expansive field of vision, plus a wider and lower entrance for easy cabin entry and exit.

The E-26 is the perfect piece of plant machinery for any construction project, be that digging large holes or breaking concrete.  The appropriate attachments for the chosen job can be hired too. The Bobcat E-26 has zero-tail swing, meaning it can fit into smaller spaces compared to other 3-ton excavators.

This excavator has a new digital panel giving the operator full awareness of the machines functioning status including:

  • Fuel level gauge
  • Water temperature gauge
  • Warning lamps
  • LCD display with time, hour and rpm

Here at Forth Plant Hire we have seen many requests for excavators from our customers and to make things easier for you, here are our ideal scenarios for where you are likely going to need this mini excavator.

  • Digging on roadside
  • Loading
  • Demolition
  • Spreading
  • Clearing

What is great about the Bobcat E-26 Mini Excavator?

What Forth Plant think:

“This newer model of the Bobcat mini excavator is much more spacious inside making using it a much comfier job” 

Gregor Sleith, Plant Operator


What our hirers think:

“The fact this mini excavator has no tail swing, I was able to fit it into a small space which made my job much easier and quicker”  

Campbell, Alloa

Typical Projects used for?

Obviously, these mini excavators are great for digging in confined spaces but they are also great for grading using the backfill blade, demolition work (like breaking concrete) with the appropriate attachment and clearing debris, including fallen trees and removing underbrush.

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Standard Features    
Anti-theft system    
Tool storage space    
Swivel negative brake    
Tie down bracket    
2-speed travel    
Fuel level indication buzzer    
Cabin heater    
2 working lights on the cabin    
Weight adjustable suspension seat (PVC seat)    
Retractable seat belt    
12V power outlet    
Digital panel with diagnosis function    
Machine weight (cabin/canopy) 2590 / 2490 kg
Operating weight (cabin/canopy) 2665 / 2565 kg
Fuel Diesel
Digging force, arm   12.3 kN
Digging force, bucket   21.0 kN
Travel speed (low range)   2.5 km/h
Travel speed (high range)   4.5 km/h
Swiveling speed   9.8 rpm
Overall length   4190 mm
Overall height, cabin   2430 mm
Overall height, canopy   2420 mm
Rubber shoe width   300 mm
Tumbler distance   1560 mm
Dozer size (width x height)   1500 x 300 mm