418 Compact Excavator – Bobcat™

With a retracted track width of less than 29 inches wide, the ultra-compact 418 can access jobsites where exhausting hand labor is your only other option. Only Bobcat gives you the features to be more comfortable, go through narrower openings and to operate in tighter conditions with confidence. The 418 Excavator is ideal in the construction, rental and utility markets. The 418 will be used by homeowners and contractors working in excavation, plumbing, landscaping, grading, demolition, electrical and cable applications.



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Fold-down Tip over Protective Structure (TOPS): allows this compact machine to pass underneath branches, low openings and through doorways.

Retractable undercarriage: retract for access through gates and doorways.

Selectable control pattern: easily change between “excavator” and “backhoe” control pattern.

Two-speed travel: increased mobility around the jobsite.

Hydraulic joystick control: for smooth, fluid operation and increased efficiency.

Tight Accessibilities: with a width of less than 29 inches wide, the 418 is able to access jobsites where hand labor was the only other option.


Emissions Tier (EPA)Tier 4
Engine FuelDiesel
Maximum Governed RPM2370 RPM
Horsepower10.2 HP
Turbocharged EngineNo


Operating Weight2593 lbs
Weight Class1 t
Travel Speed – High1.7 mph
Travel Speed – Low1.3 mph
Arm Digging Force1248 lbf
Bucket Digging Force1865 lbf
Rated Lift Capacity527 lbs
Lift Radius118 in
Boom Swing – Left67 deg
Boom Swing – Right64 deg
Maximum Dig Depth6 ft
Max Dump Height6 ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level10.1 ft


Fuel Tank4.2 gal


Hydraulic System
Auxiliary Std Flow5.28 GPM
Auxiliary Pressure2756 psi


Length110 in
Overall Length in Travel Position110
Width28 in
Height87 in
Height with Operator Cab87 in

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