Hitachi

Hitachi's zero-tail swing ZX35U-3 mini-excavator features rubber crawlers with a steel-core structure to protect shoe edges and a long arm/counterweight option to extend digging depth and reach. Lubricant-impregnated HN bushings increase service intervals. Available in cab and canopy versions, low-effort pilot levers are spaced far enough apart for large operators and feature wrist rests for added comfort. The cab version comes standard with air conditioning and heat, and a cloth suspension seat. Boom-mounted auxiliary hydraulic lines and an auxiliary return-flow selector valve accommodate both one- and two-way hydraulically driven attachments.

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IHI Compact Excavator Sales

IHI has redesigned its mini-excavator line featuring the all-new VX series. The 35VX-3 features a 27.6-hp interim Tier 4 engine, 16-foot, 8-inch dig depth and 7,688 foot-pounds of bucket digging force. The unit comes standard with the Tough Track from Bridgestone, expandable tracks, auxiliary hydraulics on the joystick, optional slide arm, and a pattern control change valve.

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Gehl

Gehl's compact excavator range features five new models: the Z17, Z27, Z35 (pictured), Z45 and Z80, each with a Yanmar IT4 engine. The models feature zero tail swing, designed to eliminate cab overhang beyond the tracks in all directions, enabling it to operate directly against a wall or other obstruction without damaging the machine or the structure. The hydraulic system incorporates two variable pumps and two gear pumps. An integrated boom light on all models mounted under the boom illuminates the area being excavated. Booms are constructed with a single boom-pin design and thick side plates with internally routed hydraulic lines. Heavy-duty cylinder guards protect exposed cylinders from damage.

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Komatsu

The Komatsu PC88MR-8 is a mid-sized 8-ton hydraulic excavator designed to bridge the gap between compact and construction-sized units, equipped with KOMTRAX telematics technology. The unit's X-frame undercarriage helps prevent mud and debris build-up. A pilot-proportional joystick provides auxiliary hydraulics control and a 7-inch color monitor facilitates viewing of machine functions and monitoring system. The unit is equipped with a control pattern change valve enabling the operator to choose between backhoe- or excavator-style controls. A Komatsu IT4, 65-hp diesel engine powers the machine, which features increased drawbar pull, faster travel speed, more arm digging force and improved dozer blade travel to enhance grading and backfill options.

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Volvo CE

The EC20C compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is powered by a Tier 4-compliant 16.2-hp diesel engine and features an electro-proportional fingertip control on the joystick for swing and offset movement at the same time. The attachment circuit and offset function foot controls have been replaced by the joystick button, providing operators with more leg and foot room. Maximum hydraulic oil flow for the first auxiliary circuit can be set to adjust the maximum speed of a tilting ditching bucket. A shorter tail-swing footprint, along with a rounded design and cast-iron rear counterweight offers maximum rear protection.

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Deere & Co.

Equipped with a Tier-4 Final 14.8-hp engine, the John Deere 17D compact excavator combines independent-swing boom and a 360-degree rotation. The unit is standard equipped with backfill blade, mechanical quick coupler and auxiliary hydraulics, and the full line of Worksite Pro attachments. The hydraulically adjustable undercarriage retracts to less than 40 inches to pass through narrow openings, and extends to 50 inches for operating stability. The backfill blade quickly folds back on each end to match the narrow track width.

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Ditch Witch

The XT855 excavator/tool carrier from Ditch Witch has a 30-hp engine and directs up to 18 hp to the tool carrier end to make attachments more productive. The unit features a lift capacity of up to 1,080 pounds when equipped with optional extension legs, which provide leveling support in difficult digging conditions such as muddy and uneven terrain. The excavator end has a 260-degree operating radius, enabling the machine to offset dig and deposit materials within the swing arc. The excavator/tool carrier is designed to dig against footings, walls or fences.

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Case

The Case CX55B compact excavator delivers 11,240 foot-pounds of bucket digging force. Its 39.3-hp engine, operating weight of 12,295 pounds, and 12-foot, 10-inch dig depth provide size and power for a variety of applications. The cab is 10-percent larger and 7 inches wider than other Case B Series compact excavator cabs. The unit features factory-installed hydraulics, an attachment bracket and a standard dozer blade for finish grading.

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Terex

Designed to turn 360 degrees within the width of its tracks, the Terex TC37 zero tail swing compact crawler excavator is designed for confined and restricted areas. Weighing 8,047 pounds, the unit offers maximum digging depth of 11 feet and an 18-foot, 6-inch reach. The TC37 is powered by a 32.6-hp Mitsubishi 4-cylinder diesel engine and hydrostatic drive.

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Bobcat

The Bobcat E26 compact excavator has an operating weight of 5,690 pounds and an overall width of 59 inches. The unit is powered by a 27-hp IT4-compliant diesel engine. The excavator's minimal 0.8 inches of tail overhang enables it to fit into tight surroundings with a lighter footprint than the units it replaces.

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