The E55 conventional-tail-swing compact excavator joins the Bobcat M-Series with an operating weight of 11,592 pounds, an overall width of 77.2 inches and is powered by a 484.8-hp turbocharged interim Tier 4-compliant diesel engine. Tail overhang of 13.4 inches enhances lift capacity and slew performance. The E55 is standard equipped with a TOPS/ROPS-certified cab, full climate control and a high-back cloth suspension seat with a retractable seat belt. The “radio ready” cab includes a 12-V power port, adjustable armrests, a lockable toolbox and a finger-tip control for boom swing and auxiliary hydraulic functions. A keyless start system is designed to discourage theft and vandalism. A load-sensing piston pump and closed center valve system provide precise control of the machine's travel and work-group functions.
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Takeuchi's TB235 excavator is a 28.8-hp mini-excavator with an operating weight of just under 8,000 pounds and maximum digging depth of 11 feet, 2 inches. Maximum bucket digging force is 8,582 pounds, traction force is 8,871 pounds. The unit features an EPA Tier-4-compliant engine, two-speed travel with automatic shift down; and an electrohydraulic push-button control of auxiliary hydraulics.
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Wacker Neuson has added its vertical digging system to select compact excavators, which compensates for height differences on uneven terrain, quickly setting the operator in an upright position. The system enables operators to tilt the cab and boom of the excavator by up to 15 degrees, allowing operators to compensate for slopes up to 27 percent. Benefits include shorter digging times; up to 25 percent time and material savings when excavating and backfilling; up to 20-percent increased stability at full load; optimized swiveling performance and dumping height, and normal sitting position for reduced fatigue.
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Volvo Construction Equipment
The EC20C compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is powered by a Tier-4-compliant 16.2-hp diesel engine and offers a new cab and digging equipment design. The operator can now use an electro-proportional fingertip control on the joystick for swing and offset movement at the same time, enabling the EC20C excavator to deliver faster and more precise performance while reducing operator fatigue. The attachment circuit and offset function foot controls have been replaced by the joystick button — providing operators with more leg and foot room over previous designs. Maximum hydraulic oil flow for the first auxiliary circuit can now be set to adjust the maximum speed of a tilting ditching bucket. The adjustment is made from the right-hand joystick using the proportional roller and maximum flow switch. The EC20C meets or exceeds TOPS, ROPS and OPG1 standards of protection.
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IHI Compact Excavator
IHI Compact Excavator launches its new VX-3 Series designed for both utility and commercial applications. The 55VX-3 features a 37.1-hp interim Tier-4 engine, 12 feet, 5 inch dig depth and 10,850 foot-pounds of bucket digging force. The unit comes standard with the Tough Track from Bridgestone, auxiliary hydraulics located on the joystick with an optional third line, and a pattern-control change valve.
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Kobelco Construction Machinery
The Kobelco Construction Machinery 55SRx compact excavator is a short-radius unit delivering 11,240-pounds of bucket digging force. Rated at 39 hp, with an operating weight of 12,206 pounds and a dig depth of 12 feet, 10 inches, the unit is engineered for commercial and residential construction, underground, landscaping and demolition projects. The unit is equipped with a standard two-way backfill dozer blade featuring a 38-degree approach angle for finish grading ability. Increased rear swing radius and large counterweight give the 55SRx increased stability for using larger buckets and lifting heavier loads. The unit includes piping for secondary hydraulics to handle a number of attachments or provide a dedicated circuit to a thumb bucket.
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Deere & Co.
The 60D compact excavator from Deere features a tail-swing design to allow it to rotate freely within a small radius. The Powerwise III engine/hydraulic management system is designed to maximize power output, save fuel, and deliver multi-function hydraulic operation. The unit is 8 feet, 5 inches in height with a width of 6 feet, 7 inches. The tailswing overhang is 12 inches when rotated 90 degrees. A long arm/heavy counterweight option adds 573 pounds of counterweight and 12 inches more dig depth and reach. Steel tracks and rubber pads are optional. The interim Tier-4 engine is 40.5 hp at 2,000 rpm.
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The new Cat D series hydraulic mini excavators — models 303.5D CR, 304D CR, 305D CR and 305.5D CR (pictured) feature a redesigned work-tool coupler, load-sensing hydraulics and engines that meet Tier 4-interim and E.U. Stage 3A emissions regulations. Increased-width undercarriages for the 303.5D CR and 304D CR and heavier counterweights for the 305D CR and 305.5 D CR enhance machine stability, increase lift capacity, and enhance use of reach and digging forces. A new pin-grabber-type coupler combines positive work-tool retention with a design that is designed to maintain tight tolerances between coupler and tool, reducing wear.
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Case Construction Equipment
The CX55B compact excavator from Case features a 39.4-hp engine, operating weight of 12,295 pounds and dig depth of 12 feet, 10 inches. The full-size cab design is 10-percent larger and 7 inches wider than other Case B Series compact excavator cabs. A variety of available attachments — including buckets, hammers and augers — also has a standard dozer blade for finish grading, with a 38-degree approach angle. An optional four-way dozer blade is available for increased backfill and grading ability. Case offers rubber and steel tracks to match ground conditions. A center-swing boom enables operators to dig around stationary objects or alongside obstacles.
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New Holland introduces three compact track loaders in its 200 Series. The C232 and C238 feature the patented vertical lift Super Boom design; the self-leveling bucket feature on each model allows attachments to maintain the preset location throughout the lift cycle. The new C227 model is a radial lift machine with low ground pressure to enhance flotation and minimize soil disturbance. The dump angle on the 200 Series has been increased to 53 degrees enabling faster dumping. Undercarriage components include permanently lubed idlers and rollers and a steel-belted rubber track.
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The 18-hp TC16 compact crawler excavator from Terex offers pilot-operated controls, providing changeable control patterns. The adjustable track width from 30- to 53 inches allows operators to access narrow work sites. The 53-inch wide dozer blade is independently controlled from the track drive for uninterrupted operation. Weighing 3,792 pounds with a dig depth of 7 feet, 3 inches, the unit has a maximum reach of 12 feet, 8 inches, and a bucket capacity of 1.38 to 6.18 feet.
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Innovative Equipment's line of TMX towable mini-excavators, designed for rental, municipal, landscape and plumbing markets, feature a quick-on and quick-off hitch system to hook on a standard half-ton pick-up, van or light-duty tow vehicle. Lockout drive hubs enable towing at 65 mph. TMX units eliminate tracks by utilizing zero-turn technology common on lawn mowers. The zero-turn rotation facilitates access to tight locations and work on lawns and greens. Drive tires are designed for mud terrain. The unit weighs 2,941 pounds with an 8-foot digging depth and 6,600-pound digging force. Loading height is 7 feet, 2 inches; swing radius is 140 degrees.
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The XT855 excavator/tool carrier from Ditch Witch has a dual-pivot excavator system with a 260-degree excavator sweep that provides offset digging capability enabling an operator to dig against a footing or wall and dig a number of trenches from one place. Optional extension legs provide additional leveling support in difficult digging conditions. The unit comes with a choice of turf-friendly or aggressive tracks, depending on jobsite conditions. The unit is powered by a Kubota D1105-T-E3B liquid-cooled diesel engine.
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