Excavator gets into small spaces

Bobcat Co. has introduced the 418 compact excavator, which replaces the model 316. The Bobcat 418 excavator has an operating weight of 2,593 pounds and a dig depth of 6 feet.

Excavators in this class are often used in tight working areas, such as areas next to buildings or other property and where it is difficult to transport equipment. Keeping these concerns in mind, Bobcat has developed the 418 excavator with zero tail swing with tracks extended. Pilot-operated joysticks control the excavator, and Bobcat has given operators more room by creating an exclusive two-position joystick console. The undercarriage of the excavator retracts to less than 28 inches. The Tip-Over Protective Structure (TOPS) folds down so that the excavator can travel through a standard-size doorway and work in interior job sites.

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