Bobcat introduces the 418 zero-tail-swing compact excavator, which replaces the model 316. The 418 features an operating weight of 2,593 pounds and a dig depth of 6 feet. Pilot-operated controls provide consistent, smooth and fluid control of the machine, increasing work efficiency and further reducing the possibility of the excavator coming into contact with buildings or other nearby objects. The operator may also choose between ISO and standard-pattern joystick operation through a control-pattern-selector valve.
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Komatsu America introduces the PC35MR-3 compact hydraulic excavator designed to bring increased production and added operator comfort to contractors. Equipped with the latest Komtrax technology, the PC35MR-3 sends machine operating information to a secure website using wireless technology. Data such as operating hours, machine location and fuel levels are relayed to the web application for analysis. For operator comfort, a fully adjustable suspension seat with retractable seatbelt lessens fatigue, and pilot-proportional joystick controls with wrist rests facilitate continuous, comfortable operation.
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Ranging in size from 3 to 5 metric tons, the new John Deere 35D (pictured) and 50D zero-tail-swing compact excavators provide reduced cycle times; better comfort with updated controls and cab; and lower operating costs with the introduction of auto-idle and longer oil-change intervals. A new, long arm and heavy counterweight option provides an additional foot of dig depth and reach. Automatic shifting between high and low travel speeds allows the machine to automatically shift into low when more power is needed. The operator's station is 5 inches wider and features repositioned control levers and monitor for improved visibility.
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Takeuchi introduces the TB138FR zero-tail-swing model to its line of excavators. It features a patented side-to-side offset boom system combined with a zero-tail swing that allows the machine to turn 360 degrees. A low center of gravity offers the stability and craning capabilities of conventional excavators and the added functionality of working in confined areas. A tilt-up operator's platform combined with a full-opening engine compartment offers quick access for service and maintenance. An electrohydraulic push-button and proportional slide switch located in the left-hand joystick ensure precise control of the auxiliary hydraulic circuit.
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The Case CX27B, CX31B (pictured), CX36B and CX50B have been upgraded to Tier-4 certification, for more efficient power and faster cycle times. Featuring Tier-4-certified Yanmar engines, the Case CX B Series ranges from 5,566 to 10,261 pounds, and delivers from 21.3 to 39.8 net hp. These models provide bucket-digging forces up to 7,936 pounds and maximum dig depths from 8 feet, 4 inches to 11 feet, 9 inches. All models are equipped with a hydraulically controlled backfill blade for added stability and light dozing work.
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IHI Compact Excavator
IHI offers 12 mini-excavator models with digging depths of 5 feet, 2 inches to 14 feet, 1 inch, and bucket forces of 2,160 to 14,730 pounds. IHI mini-excavators are engineered with versatility, component dependability and return on investment in mind.
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Whether digging footers, ripping up concrete or performing general excavating work in tight spaces, New Holland compact excavators offer standard auxiliary hydraulics and a pattern-control changer. All five models — the E15, E27, E30, E35 and E50 — feature an independent boom-swing mechanism. One pump is dedicated to the swing circuit, which enables simultaneous operation of the boom, arm or bucket without any effect on swing operation. The models range from 3,240 to 10,275 pounds, and produce from 11.9 to 40.8 net hp.
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The KX080-3 mini-excavator features Kubota's load-sensing hydraulic system engineered for smoother handling regardless of load size. The system also allows the operator to perform simultaneous operations such as dozing and utilizing front attachments without losing speed. For optimal fuel savings, an auto-idle system reduces engine rpm instinctively when high engine speed isn't needed. When the control levers are in neutral for more than 4 seconds, the engine rpm automatically idles. Move any control lever and the engine rpm immediately returns.
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Gehl Co. introduces its new 2.8-ton 283Z compact excavator, which can be transported on a passenger car trailer with a permissible weight of 3.5 tons. The 283Z features a spacious cabin, serviceability, heavy-duty construction and smooth operating hydraulic systems.
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JCB replaces its 8052 mini-excavator model with two 11,000-pound midi-excavators and the 8055 (pictured). The company offers a total of 16 models, including seven zero-tail-swing ZTS machines, and a number of reduced-tail-swing models offering a choice of weights, power plants and specifications to match user requirements. All JCB mini- and midi-excavators are capable of working with a wide range of buckets and powered attachments, including JCB Hammermaster hydraulic breakers, augers, demolition shears and specialized curb-laying equipment.
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Three D-Series mini hydraulic excavators join the Caterpillar line. The 307D is a direct replacement for the 307C. The 308D CR (pictured), a compact-radius machine that works productively in tight spaces, replaces the 308C CR. A new model, the 308D CR SB, combines the compact-radius design with a swing boom for more versatility. The new models outperform their predecessors with 22-percent higher bucket forces and 10-percent higher stick forces. Lift capacity has been increased with the addition of a larger counterweight, and a 15-percent increase in traction forces improves dozing and turning performance. A new turbocharged 54-hp Mitsubishi 4M40TL engine that meets Tier-4 emissions regulations powers each model.
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Designed for trenching and excavating in space-restrictive applications, Terex introduces the TC50 compact crawler excavator, the newest addition to its zero-tail-swing line-up. Engineered for applications including landscape, plumbing, septic, electrical and utility installations, the TC50 has a 39.4-hp Yanmar 4TNV88 engine. It also features load-sensing and load-independent flow division hydraulics that are matched to the machine's size, which gives operators a greater power ratio and smooth, simultaneous operation to maximize worksite production.
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The XT 1600 excavator tool carrier from Ditch Witch is designed to perform the work of three machines: a backhoe loader, mini-excavator and compact track loader. Equipped with a 59-hp diesel engine, the XT1600 is a ride-on unit that features a 260-degree excavator sweep that enables the operator to dig in multiple positions on tight jobsites and in confined spaces, including offset digging along walls, fences and buildings. It also features an equalizer track system that results in a smoother ride, easier loading and unloading, and reduced operator fatigue.
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Designed for tight, congested or busy jobsites, the Volvo EC35C features a short radius superstructure that turns inside the width of its tracks. The Volvo ECR48C can also be equipped with an optional counterweight to maximize use of longer arms or heavy attachments. It is powered by a new-generation Volvo diesel engine for dependable performance, fuel efficiency, low emissions, low noise and ease of serviceability. A Volvo-patented mono-pump hydraulic system efficiently uses one system for all hydraulics, delivering precise control and power.
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Yanmar offers the Vi027-5 and Vi035-5 (pictured) in the 6,300- and 7,700-pound class. Features include increased breakout forces with dig depths of 9 feet, 6 inches and 11 feet, 4 inches, and a universal boom design that is 1.5-times thicker than previous models. The Vi035-5 model features an increase of 3.3-hp and optional air conditioning is available when the cabin is ordered. Both models offer improved fuel economy and larger fuel tanks.
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