2012 Bobcat E42 Conventional Tail Swing with Long Arm


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2012 Bobcat E42 Long Arm Mini Excavator, 10.5 Dig Depth, Cab, Heat, A/C, Radio, Hydraulic Thumb, 43 HP Kubota Diesel Engine, 2 Speed Travel, Straight Front Blade, Auto Idle, 24" and 36" Buckets Included, New Rear Window, Call Us Today!!


Eliminating the use for a foot pedal control, the E42 offers fingertip control boom swing which makes it effortless to operate. The auto idle reduces noise on the jobsite, while improving fuel efficiency. The conventional tail swing makes it simple moving the machine in its narrow stance through tight spaces such as doors, gates, and onto trailers. The E42 can be equipped w/ a long arm to increase your dig depth and reduce your repositioning. Operator comfort is enhanced with a spacious cab, allowing for easy entry and exit, and easy access to the engine for faster maintenance.

  • Auto Idle: Idles the engine when machine functions are not used for four seconds or more; throttle returns to previous position when joystick is moved or travel function is engaged.
  • Auto Shift Travel: Transitions the drive motors to and from high range during travel; provides on-demand travel performance with no manual shifting. Bobcat excavators travel faster than other brands.
  • Selectable Control Pattern: Easily change between “excavator” and “backhoe” control pattern.
  • Conventional Tail Swing: Offers top lift capacity and better access through doors or crowded yards.
  • Angle Blade (optional): Places spoil accurately with simultaneious up/down and angle adjustments, up to 25 degrees left or right; bolt on, reversible cutting edge provides long life and easy replacement.
  • Piston Pump and Closed Center Valve System: Senses loads, delivers smooth control and provides exceptional metering.
  • Hydraulic System: Provides smooth, refined operation for tough jobs.
  • Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow: Operator can elect one of three flow rates to optimize the response of particular hydraulic attachments such as maximum flow for attachments like the auger, medium flow for slower clamp movements and lowest flow for precise movements of a Power Tilt accessory.
  • Fingertip Swing Control: Rocker-style thumb switch improves metering of the swing function and provides more floor space. Bobcat offers the best multifunctioning capabilities.
  • Quick Couplers: Keeps auxiliary quick couplers in convenient location on the boom, but out of the trench and out of harm’s way. On some brands, quick couplers aren’t even standard equipment.
  • Easy Hydraulic Clamp Installation: Simplify installation of a hydraulic clamp through an auxiliary port relief on the closed center valve. Clamp mounts integrated into the dipper arm. Some brands don’t even feature a standard clamp mount.
  • X-Change System (standard): Allows you to change attachments quickly with Bobcat’s exclusive system. Attachment changes should be easy.
  • Hydraulic X-Change (optional): The most convenient attachment changes in the industry. Enables fast attachment changes through a switch that activates hydraulic pins for attachment removal or hook-up.
  • Dual Direction Detent: Standard feature that provides continuous flow for attachments.
  • Blade Float: Simplify grading, leveling and backfilling. Smoothly finish your work with minimal operator input using the blade float.
  • Climate Control (optional): Work in comfort with air movement, temperature control and greater flexibility in directing air.
  • Suspension Seat: We provide a king-size adjustable suspension seat for ultimate comfort during long hours of operation.
  • Deluxe Cloth Seat (optional): Cloth seats are available as an option.
  • Radio Ready: Cab enclosed excavators feature speakers, antenna and a convenient plug in. All you have to do is add the radio. The radio features an auxiliary audio input jack that is ready for a MP3 player or other device.
  • 12 Volt Power Accessory: 12 volt power accessory for charging your mobile phone or other accessories.
  • Cup Holders: Conveniently keep your beverage from being knocked over.
  • Quiet Operation: Reduces noise and vibration levels through a redesigned engine, air intake, cooling and exhaust systems, combined with the new pump and valve design.
  • Rotary Speed Control Knob: Provides precise throttle control and adjusts.
  • Fingertip Controls: Puts auxiliary hydraulic controls at your fingertips for precise, low-fatigue operation.
  • Ergonomic Travel Pedals: Control travel speeds with greater comfort; pedals fold when they aren’t needed.
  • Floor Mat: Control cleanup time by minimizing pockets and openings that trap debris.
  • Storage: Carry gear and a beverage, and power your cell phone or other devices.
  • Adjustable Arm Rests: Adjust for maximum comfort
  • Machine Shutdown Protection: structure Tracks engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure and hydraulic oil temperature.
  • Redesigned Work Group: Provides greater lift performance through a new boom, arm and attachment/bucket; accommodates an optional second set of auxiliary hydraulics.
  • X-Frame Undercarriage: Improves ground clearance and sheds debris for less cleanup time.
  • Integrated Slew Brakes: Hold loads still and steady for accurate placement during work on slopes; simplifies transport through easier loading and positioning.
  • Cab Door: Remains within the width of the machine when latched open. In addition, Bobcat offers the largest cab opening on the market.
  • In-Track Swing Frame: Keeps all components within the tracks, allowing you to work in smaller spaces.
  • Protected Tailgate: Structure protects the tailgate and side covers from being damaged.
  • Keyless Start (optional): No keys to lose or forget. Reduce the risk of downtime due to theft or unauthorized use by equipping your excavator with the password protected keyless start.
  • Battery Run-Down Protection: The lighting circuit automatically shuts down to prevent accidental battery discharge when the lights are left on after the work is done.
  • Lockable Storage Compartment: A large storage compartment keeps your tools handy and protected from theft underneath the seat.
  • In-Cab Pattern Selector: In-cab pattern selector allows you to change from “excavator” to a “backhoe” control pattern from the seat of the can. No keys, special tools or removing panels are required.
  • Hose Routing: Protects hoses with more steel tubing, well-designed mounts and minimal fittings.
  • Swing-Open Tailgate and Side Access Hood: Allows access to all major service areas. Bobcat offers industry-leading maintenance access.
  • Grease Bank: Provides centralized grease access for the slew bearing, slew pinion and swing cylinder.
  • Grease Cylinder Fitting: Offers easy track tensioning.
  • Emissions Tier (EPA): Interim Tier 4
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Maximum Governed RPM: 2200 RPM
  • Horsepower: 41.8 HP
  • Turbocharged Engine: No
  • Operating Weight: 9722 lbs
  • Weight Class: 4.4 t
  • Travel Speed - High: 2.9 mph
  • Travel Speed - Low: 1.6 mph
  • Arm Digging Force: 5328 lbf
  • Bucket Digging Force: 9105 lbf
  • Rated Lift Capacity: 4435 lbs
  • Lift Radius: 118 in
  • Boom Swing - Left: 75 deg
  • Boom Swing - Right: 50 deg
  • Maximum Dig Depth: 11.5 ft
  • Max Dump Height: 12.8 ft
  • Maximum Reach at Ground Level: 18.2 ft
  • Fuel Tank: 21.1 gal
  • Auxiliary Std Flow: 20 GPM
  • Auxiliary Pressure: 3045 psi
  • Length: 201.6 in
  • Overall Length in Travel Position: 201.6 in
  • Width: 68.9 in
  • Height: 98.7 in
  • Height with Operator Cab: 98.7 in
  • Air Conditioning: Optional
  • Cab Enclosure: Optional
  • Cab Heater: Optional
  • Heater Air Conditioning: Optional
  • Radio: Optional
  • Engine Shutdown: Standard
  • Auxiliary Hydraulics: Standard
  • Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics: Optional
  • Quick Tach System: Standard
  • Rubber Track: Standard
  • Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow: Standard
  • Angle Blade: Optional
  • Angle Blade
  • Cab (radio ready) with Heat and A/C
  • Deluxe Cloth Seat
  • Keyless Start System
  • Steel tracks
  • Hydraulic X-Change Quick-tach System
  • Hydraulic Clamp Attachment
  • Secondary Clamp Attachment
  • Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics
  • Travel Motion Alarm
  • Long Arm with Enlarged Counterweight
Approved Attachments
  • 3-Tined Grapple
  • Augers
  • Breakers
  • Grading Blade
  • Grading Buckets - X-Change
  • Hydra-Tilt
  • Packer Wheel
  • Plate Compactor
  • Power-Tilt
  • Quick Tach Kits
  • Ripper
  • Trenchers
  • Trenching Buckets - X-Change
Training Resources: Train operators and technicians in the safe operating and servicing of Bobcat equipment. Operator training courses, safety videos and other training materials are available at your Bobcat dealer's parts department or by visiting the training resources page on the Bobcat website.



Engine Type
Interim Tier 4 Diesel
41.8 hp
Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.


201.6 in.
68.9 in.
98.7 in.
9722 lb.
Hydraulic System
Auxiliary Standard Flow: 20 gpm; Auxiliary Pressure: 3045 psi
Boom Swing
Left: 75 deg; Right: 50 deg
Max Dig Depth
11.5 ft.
Max Dump Height
12.8 ft.
Max Reach
18.2 ft.
High: 2.9 mph; Low: 1.6 mph