Bobcat introduces a new extendable arm option for the M-Series E55 compact excavator. The extendable arm option provides an additional 30 inches of reach, when fully extended.
The new option is also the first extendable arm for compact excavators in this size class that allows the use of the hydraulic clamp and Hydraulic X-Change attachment mounting system.
When retracted, the arm delivers similar arm force (tear-out force) as a standard arm. Should the operator need to reach back into the trench to clean out material, or needs to reach farther away from the excavation to dump spoil, the arm can be extended an additional 30 inches. The extendable arm allows the operator to reach to the front or to the far side of a truck to effectively fill the load. It also allows for the use of a hydraulic clamp.
When digging utility trenches, the extendable arm ensures a long enough reach to move spoil away from the trench and out of the way, as well as reducing the risk of the trench falling back into itself because of the weight of the nearby spoil. At full extension, the overall length of the arm also simplifies the task of creating flat-bottom trenches for water and sewer utility installations. 866.823.7898, bobcat.com