E42
Compact Excavator

E42
Compact Excavator

Take on more complex tasks with the precise performance, comfort and versatility of the E42 compact excavator.  

  • Redesigned Bobcat engine 
  • Multiple arm configurations 
  • Low-effort joysticks 
  • Conventional tail swing

Pay as low as 0% for up to 48 months* or choose a $5,000 USD*/$6,500 CAD* rebate on a Bobcat E42 compact excavator.  

E42 Overview

  • The E42 compact (mini) excavator offers enhanced hydraulic performance, improved efficiency and more precise control so you can push the limits and take on more complex work.
  • The redesigned Bobcat® engine improves performance, simplifies maintenance and maximizes uptime.
  • Multiple configurations — the optional long arm or extendable arm — increase your dig depth and reduce the frequency of repositioning the machine.
  • Standard features include low-effort joysticks that respond easily to operator input, an improved cooling system to control engine compartment temperature and a larger slew bearing with improved durability.
  • An optimized hydraulic control valve gives operators improved metering, finite movement and controllability for level grading.

E42 Specs & Compare

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Units
E42
E42 (Extendable Arm)
E42 (Long-Arm)
E42 Key Specifications
Operating Weight
9,830 lb
10,666 lb
10,425 lb
Bucket Digging Force
9,601 lbf
9,601 lbf
9,601 lbf
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
207.1 in
229.2 in
218.4 in
Width
72.8 in
72.8 in
72.8 in
Tail Swing Type
Conventional 
Conventional 
Conventional 
Engine
Performance
Capacities
Hydraulic System
Dimension
Features

E42 Features & Benefits

E42 Attachments

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Trencher - MX112 Bobcat trencher attachment.

Trencher - MX112

Dig trenches for utility and irrigation systems, power and water lines.
Ripper - X-Change Bobcat ripper attachment.

Ripper - X-Change

Rip and scarify frozen ground and soil.
Ripper - Frost & Rock Bobcat ripper attachment.

Ripper - Frost & Rock

Rip through tough, hard-packed, and frozen material.
Ripper - 45mm Pins Bobcat ripper attachment.

Ripper - 45mm Pins

Rip and scarify frozen ground and soil.
PowerTilt - PTX42 PowerTilt Swing Accessory

PowerTilt - PTX42

Dig around and under culverts, sewer lines, tree roots and foundations.
PowerTilt - PTX41 PowerTilt Swing Accessory

PowerTilt - PTX41

Dig around and under culverts, sewer lines, tree roots and foundations.
Plate Compactor - PCF34 Bobcat plate compactor attachment.

Plate Compactor - PCF34

Compact trenches, footings and slab areas.
Packer Wheel Bobcat packer wheel attachment

Packer Wheel

Achieve compaction without the need for auxiliary hydraulics.
Nitrogen Breaker - NB160 Bobcat nitrogen breaker attachment.

Nitrogen Breaker - NB160

The nitrogen breaker requires minimal maintenance and reduces wear on your carrier.
MX Drum Mulcher - 28" Bobcat Drum Mulcher Attachment with Cutting Teeth Visible

MX Drum Mulcher - 28"

Drum mulchers for excavators are the ideal attachment for clearing trees and heavy brush along roadsides, riverbanks and other hard-to-reach areas.
E10 Bobcat E10 Compact Excavator Knockout Image on White Background
R-SERIES

E10

Operating Weight
2593 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
72 in

E10e Studio image of a Bobcat E10e Electric compact excavator
New
ELECTRIC

E10e

Maximum Dig Depth
76.9 in
Operating Weight
2648 lb

E19e Studio image of a Bobcat E19e battery-electric compact excavator
New
ELECTRIC

E19e

Maximum Dig Depth
101 in
Operating Weight
4212 lb

E20 Bobcat E20 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R-SERIES

E20

Operating Weight
4306 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
101 in

E26 Bobcat E26 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R-SERIES

E26

Operating Weight
6489 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
114.4 in

E32 Bobcat E32-R2 Compact Excavator Knockout Image
R2-Series

E32

Operating Weight
7403 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
121.2 in

E35 (25 hp) Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (25 hp)

Operating Weight
7659 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
121.2 in

E35 (33 hp) E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (33 hp)

Operating Weight
7893 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

E38 Bobcat E38 Compact Excavator with Bucket Attachment Studio Image
R2-SERIES

E38

Operating Weight
7893 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

E32 (Long-Arm) Bobcat E32-R2 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E32 (Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
8269 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

E35 (25 hp, Long-Arm) Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (25 hp, Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
8362 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133 in

E32 (Extendable Arm) Bobcat E32-R2 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E32 (Extendable Arm)

Operating Weight
8497 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
153.2 in

E35 (25 hp, Extendable Arm) Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (25 hp, Extendable Arm)

Operating Weight
8590 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
153.2 in

E35 (33 hp, Long-Arm) Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (33 hp, Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
8596 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
133.2 in

E35 (33 hp, Extendable Arm) Bobcat E35 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E35 (33 hp, Extendable Arm)

Operating Weight
8824 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
153.6 in

E40 Bobcat E40 Compact Excavator Studio Image
New
R2-SERIES

E40

Operating Weight
9180 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
130.4 in

E48 Studio Image of a Bobcat E48 Compact Excavator
R2-SERIES

E48

Operating Weight
9830 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
124.5 in

E42 Bobcat E42 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E42

Operating Weight
9830 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
124.5 in

E42 (Long-Arm) Bobcat E42 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E42 (Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
10425 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

E42 (Extendable Arm) Bobcat E42 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E42 (Extendable Arm)

Operating Weight
10666 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
148.8 in

E50 (Extendable Arm) Bobcat E50 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E50 (Extendable Arm)

Operating Weight
11876 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

E55 Studio Image of a Bobcat E55 Compact Excavator
R2-SERIES

E55

Operating Weight
11876 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

E50 Bobcat E50 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E50

Operating Weight
11876 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
136.8 in

E50 (Long-Arm) Bobcat E50 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E50 (Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
11894 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
152.4 in

E60 Bobcat E60 Compact Excavator Studio Shot
R2-Series

E60

Operating Weight
12315 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
157.2 in

E60 (Long-Arm) Bobcat E60 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E60 (Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
12315 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
157.2 in

E60 (Extendable Arm) Bobcat E60 Compact Excavator Studio Shot
R2-Series

E60 (Extendable Arm)

Operating Weight
12646 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
177.6 in

E88 (Long-Arm) Bobcat E88 Compact Excavator Knockout Image On White Background
R2-Series

E88 (Long-Arm)

Operating Weight
19600 lb
Maximum Dig Depth
182.4 in

**Offer ends 6/30/2024. Available at participating and eligible dealers only. Offer may vary by product type, series, model and select units in dealer's current inventory. Must take delivery from dealer stock by 6/30/2024. Offers available on new equipment in US and Canada only. Some restrictions apply. Length of contract and rate may vary. Monthly payment subject to change. Prior purchases not eligible. See dealer for details. Financing provided on approval of credit by authorized Bobcat finance providers to well-qualified buyers. All finance programs and rates are subject to final approval by the applicable Bobcat finance provider and are subject to change at any time without notice. Administrative fees may apply. Offer not available to government accounts, national accounts and municipal/utility bid customers. Bobcat Company reserves the right to extend or discontinue any of these programs at any time without prior notice.

 

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Certain specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions, and other factors.