Equipment Spotlight: Reduced/Zero Tail Swing Excavators

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

Caterpillar
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The new Cat 335F L CR excavator delivers a 16 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the 328D model it replaces. The compact radius machine is made for heavy work on congested job sites. Equipped with 33-inch track shoes, the 335F L CR limits over-the-side tail swing to just 7 inches; a heavy counterweight enhances overall stability and provides lift capacities up to 41,500 pounds. With efficient hydraulics, heavy-duty structures, a quiet and comfortable full-size cab, high-ambient cooling system, ground-level service points, and a range of work tools, the 335F L CR is one well-built, versatile machine for demanding work needs. The 192-hp C7.1 engine meets strict U.S EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without interrupting the operator or the job. cat.com/requestCatinfo

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas
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The new R25Z-9A zero swing excavator provides operators with enhanced features and benefits compared to its prior model including a certified Interim Tier 4 engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and added durability. The 5,730 pound R25Z-9 is powered by a reliable 23 hp Interim Tier 4, Mitsubishi S3L2 engine. The machine boasts a dig depth of 7 feet 11 inches, bucket digging force of 4,740 foot-pounds and bucket capacity of .09 cubic yards. A dozer blade comes standard for light grading, backfilling and for stability while excavating. The R25Z-9A offers a tail swing radius of 2 feet 7 inches giving end-users easy, efficient operation on sites where space is limited. The compact size and low weight allows the R25Z-9A to be towable by a pickup. 877.509.2254, hceamericas.com