July 26, 2021

Excavator Reviews

Our in-depth excavator reviews cover compact models as well as larger units for true heavy equipment applications. Paying attention to build quality, controls, features, and durabilty helps us evaluate the top models. Our intensive real-world testing also determines whether these machines present good value for the business owner. Professional Excavator Reviews When looking to make good purchasing decisions for your company, buying the wrong excavator can lower productivity. Finding a good dealer is important, but also knowing the best models within a brand lets you maximize efficiency on the job. We tailor our excavator reviews to use real-world jobsite scenarios to answer the questions you need to know. When a Pro is behind the wheel, the information delivered includes real-world feedback and recommendations. Anything less, and you simply get regurgitated specs and features. Whether power, speed, maneuverability, or clearance are the main priorities, our detailed reviews give you the specifics.

Bobcat E88 Compact Excavator

Bobcat Delivers Big Performance From a Compact Machine The Bobcat R-2 Series E88 Compact Excavator promises big performance from a compact frame. Bobcat claims that the redesigned engine, optimized lift performance, and improvements to the undercarriage and counterweights make this excavator one of the highest-performing in its class. Bobcat E88 Excavator: The Big Deal Performance […]

Kubota U48-5 Tight Tail Excavator

Kubota Introduces Tech-Forward 5-Ton U48-5 Tight Tail Excavator In response to customer demand for more “brains and brawn” at an affordable price, Kubota has announced the U48 Compact Tight Tail Swing Line Excavator. This model rounds out the series with a powerful 5-ton, technology-forward excavator that includes features that deliver top performance, comfort, and tech […]

Kubota Next-Gen Compact Excavators

Two New Kubota Compact Excavators Here with Plans for More to Come Kubota Tractor Corporation announced that two more compact excavators will join the current lineup coming up in March 2021, as well as a hydraulic quick coupler. The KX057-5 and the U55-5 offer upgraded versions of the now-retired KX057-4 and US55-4 excavators while the […]

Bobcat and Green Machine Partner to Produce Electric Compact Excavators

Electric Power Replaces Diesel In Select Bobcat Excavator Models This Year Doosan Bobcat North America and Green Machine Equipment, Inc. have announced a partnership to bring electric/hydraulic power to Bobcat’s line of compact excavators. Green Machine, a New York-based subsidiary of alternative energy company Viridi Parenti, Inc., will bring its high-tech, clean, and sustainable battery […]

Bobcat E165 Excavator

Bobcat E165 Excavator | Large and In Charge

Bobcat Unveils Largest Excavator to Lineup Bobcat has expanded its line of excavator offerings with a model that tops the line in size and power. Bobcat has designed the E165 Large Excavator for work with roads, railways, bridges, infrastructure, and commercial and urban jobsites. Power and Reliability The Bobcat E165 Excavator, fitting neatly into the […]

Kato-CES 9VXB Battery-Powered Mini Excavator | First Look

Kato-CES Brings Battery Power To Indoor and Residential Excavation The Kato-CES 9VXB battery-powered ultra mini zero tail swing excavator has all the right moves in the tightest spaces. Features like the expandable undercarriage and retractable blade arms – in addition to the quiet and zero-emission battery power – make this excavator an ideal option for […]

CAT 306 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator

Caterpillar Launches Into 6-Ton Class The release of the CAT 306 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator marks the company’s first foray into the 6-ton class. They’ve designed the new 306 CR to deliver strong performance, improved operator experience, and simpler maintenance with extended intervals. Performance The new CAT 306 CR can lift up to 7,839 lbs […]

Kubota KX033-4

The New Kubota KX033-4 Has An Optional Extendable Arm

Kubota was at the recent 2018 World of Concrete Event in Las Vegas, and one of the new editions they showed off was the Kubota KX033-4. A mainstay in the Kubota line up, the new-and-improved-for-2018 model has some of the same features that have made Kubota a household name in the excavation world. But, this […]