Equipment Spotlight: Reduced/Zero Tail Swing Excavators

April 2014, Vol. 69 No. 4
Bobcat's Tier 4 E45

Hitachi
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Hitachi’s largest reduced-tail-swing excavator – the ZX245USLC-5 – delivers reliability, durability and efficiency in an easy-to-maneuver package. Featured is a fuel-efficient EPA Interim Tier 4/EU Stage IIIB-compliant Isuzu diesel engine. The tight tail swing provides more swing torque and bucket digging force and a tough boom, arm and mainframe. Options include several arm and shoe sizes. 866.973.0394, hitachiconstruction.com

Volvo
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The Volvo ECR25D mini excavator has been designed with mobility and performance in mind. Featuring a range of innovations engineered for effortless transportation, you’ll benefit from an ideal transport weight and an integrated bucket transport system. With a maximum overhang of 75 mm, it ensures safe and easy operation within confined spaces and when loading and unloading the machine. Conveniently transport this highly mobile excavator with up to three buckets and a hydraulic breaker on a small trailer and benefit from a total transport weight of less than 3.5 tons. Ergonomic, spacious and safe Volvo cab/canopy feature all-around visibility, intuitive controls and built-in comfort. 825.650.2000, volvo.com

Case
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The new CX75C SR (short radius) excavator brings the performance of a full-sized excavator into a smaller package for improved jobsite accessibility. This Tier 4 Final excavator offers advancements over previous designs, including 5 percent greater fuel efficiency, 7 percent faster cycle times, a 20 percent larger fuel tank, a 7 percent wider cab and 9 percent more hydraulic power for greater digging power. The CX75C SR is built for general construction and underground utility work. 262.636.0447, casece.com

Doosan Infracore Construction America
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The tail swing radius on the 14-ton DX140LCR-3 is just 4 feet 10 inches, which allows it to work on congested jobsites such as streets, highways and rail lines without blocking traffic in adjacent lanes or tracks. Reduced tail swing also minimizes the potential for damage when working close to buildings or walls. At the same time, the 12-foot, 4-inch track length on the DX140LCR-3 provides exceptional stability for digging and lifting operations. doosanequipment.com