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For over 25 years, Spanish company, Transports 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 offer 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 with a standard bucket. We also purchased a ZTS Bobcat E35 compact excavator weighing 3.5 tonne. We already had a Bobcat 334 excavator. Why Bobcat? 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. The decision to purchase capital equipment is driven by a number of factors. No products are bad if the distributor is good, and none are quality products unless someone is there to provide support. Bobcat meets both of our conditions: product quality and service quality.

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. Difference is the road to success. Being competitive is not just being the best, but also being different. That is what we’ve achieved by offering an excavator that is not common in our market. What sets the Bobcat E10 excavator apart is its versatility and high productivity for its small size; in short, its productivity. I was amazed by its high working capacity in difficult-to-access areas due to its small size. It has allowed me to perform many jobs that would not have been possible with other excavators. I can truly say that this is the most profitable machine I’ve ever had.

“As far as the E35 model is concerned, we chose it simply because I was impressed by the new range of Bobcat excavators when I tried it. When the time came to replace one of our oldest machines, I took the opportunity to switch to the E35. With this model, I’ve noticed a radical improvement in the new generation of Bobcat mini-excavators. The precision of its movements is remarkable, as are its efficient hydraulics, high load capacity and spectacular breakout force. For a 3.5 tonne machine, what impresses me the most is its low fuel consumption. The Auto Idle feature greatly optimises fuel consumption.”