Working with Bobcat
Leads to Greater
For over 25 years, Spanish company,
i Excavacions Jocar,
has been in the business of
earthmoving, transport, truck-mounted cranes and
special excavation projects, in addition to the sale
of aggregates in the Maresme area.
“We have a wide range of machinery so we can of-
fer the best quality and optimal solutions for each client’s
projects and needs,” explains Manager, Joan Carles Mora.
“We also have a crushing plant for recycling concrete,
which provides us with subbase aggregates and recycled
sand for use in other projects.”
“We purchased a Bobcat E10 micro-excavator, one of
the smallest in the range, with zero tail swing (ZTS) design
and an operational weight of 1176 kg. We also purchased
a ZTS Bobcat E35 compact excavator weighing 3.5 tonne.
We already had a Bobcat 334 excavator.”
“Several factors influenced our decision. The first
was the quality of the product, and the second was the
high level of service offered by the Bobcat distributor in
our area. “
“In the case of the E10 micro-excavator, we chose the
machine because it sets us apart from our competitors.
The recession has forced us to adapt and offer solutions for
jobs that used to be performed manually. “
“I was amazed by its high working capacity in difficult-
to-access areas due to its small size. It has allowed me to
performmany jobs that would not have been possible with
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All Terrain Crane For
H & S Autokrane mobile crane company of Hesse,
Germany, had challenging conditions marked by a
lack of space. They chose their Terex Challenger
3160 all terrain crane.
“We had to hoist pipelines and steel elements up to
a height of 42 meters (137.8 ft) for assembly in an ex-
isting steel structure,” Jens Hartung explains. In doing
so, the team had to overcome several particularly tricky
For one thing, the approach was extremely narrow,
with some passages allowing for a width of just 2.60 me-
ters (8.5 ft) and a height of only 3.60 meters (11.8 ft).
The compact design of the Terex Challenger 3160 crane
was able to safely manoeuver the equipment through
each “needle eye” without scraping the sides. Since
there were also drains passing underneath the work-
space, the maximum total crane weight for the job was
limited to 40 tonnes (44.1 US tons).