How is that extenda-ho feature on the E55? Can you still use the secondary hydraulics for other things (like a rotating grapple)? Do you sacrifice any lifting capacity over the standard e55?
the secondary auxiliaries are good for running the thumb or other 'low flow' attachments, but it won't run my HB880 hammer at all, and will barely run a 15C auger.
i dont know why bobcat has it plumbed that the primary hydraulics run the extenda-boom, makes no sense to me. On a tractor backhoe i've used the extenda boom lots of times with a breaker in a trench... on the e55 you have to disconnect the hydraulics going to the extenda-boom to run the hammer and then you have hydraulic lines flopping around unless you want to remove them and cap the lines every time you use an attachment (ya right)
the only thing i dont like much about the extenda-boom is that it squeaks a bit against the teflon wear blocks which is normal for tractor backhoes as well
we have over 200 hours on the e55 now and it's great for a small machine but I am going to figure out a way to do two things:
1 - relieve hydraulic pressure for putting on attachments, takes 3 guys to push the hoses on for the breaker on the e55 (no matter if it's running or not) but on the s185 or the t190 they go on no problem
2 - have the extenda-boom run off the secondaries
my only other complaint is that the M series deluxe panel in the the hoes is very basic compared to the deluxe panel in the loaders