Equipment Spotlight: Medium And Large Excavators

November 2010, Vol. 65 No. 11
Case Construction Equipment's CX800B excavator.

Hitachi
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The Zaxis 450LC-3 boasts a Tier-3-certified, six-cylinder Isuzu engine for greater output — 348 net peak hp at 1,800 rpm — and considerable reduction in fuel consumption through a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system and a common-rail fuel-injection system. The Zaxis 450LC-3 comes standard with the ZXLink Ultimate wireless communication system and three years of service. ZXLink Ultimate delivers machine hours, location, and geofencing capabilities, plus dashboard alerts, equipment utilization and fuel consumption data, diagnostic trouble codes, and more. 866.973.0394, www.hitachiconstruction.com

Volvo CE
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The C-Series excavator line has the more powerful Tier 3-certified Volvo engines, delivering exemplary fuel efficiency. The operator’s environment has been substantially upgraded, giving operators more comfort, more space, a better climate, better visibility and improved controls that are easier to use. These Tier 3 engines have Volvo Advanced Combustion Technology, which provides high torque at low revs, leading to ultra-efficient fuel consumption. Impossible to stall, the onboard computer balances maximum available power to hydraulic output, preventing the engine from becoming overloaded (regardless of engine speed or pump demand). Improvements include: standard CareTrack; advanced hydraulic flow; better controls, more space, more glass, less noise and vibration. 828.650.2000, www.volvo.com