Equipment Spotlight: Reduced/Zero Tail Swing Excavators

April 2011 Vol. 66 No. 4

Ditch Witch
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With the versatile and agile XT855 excavator-tool carrier, you can dig around corners, offset dig along fences and buildings, and deposit spoils anywhere within its unbeatable 260-degree swing arc. Turn it around and it's ready to trench, lift, break, move or restore just about anything on your jobsite with any of its 70 quick-attach compact utility attachments. And at just 50 inches wide, it's a machine you can take virtually anywhere and still expect big-time production. Choose from turf-friendly or aggressive tracks, depending on jobsite conditions. Optional extension legs provide additional leveling support in difficult digging conditions, improving productivity. With a turbocharged, 30-hp engine and 18 hp to the attachment, the XT855 has the power to get the job done and get on to the next. 800.654.6481, www.ditchwitch.com

Volvo
The Volvo ECR145C short swing excavator has a heavy counterweight and stable center of gravity. This model offers greater lifting capability, swing torque, weight distribution and tractive effort. The rounded cab shape is roomy and comfortable for the operator, yet designed to compactly stay inside the counterweight swing radius. A powerful Volvo Tier 3/Stage IIIA engine offers high performance, durability and industry-leading fuel efficiency. Large service openings and simplified ground level serviceability for more uptime. 828.650.2000, www.volvo.com

Case
The CX B Series compact excavators from Case offer zero tail swing and a center-swing boom for maximum productivity in even the tightest working spaces. The Case CX17B, CX27B, CX31B, CX36B and CX50B can reach job sites and work in confined spaces where other machines cannot tread. Yet they possess large excavator features, such as an undercarriage with heavy-duty travel motors that provide excellent speed and traction, and heavy plate guards that prevent damage to the hydraulic motor piping. CX B Series compact excavators also are equipped with a hydraulically controlled backfill blade for stability and light dozing work. 262.636.6011, www.casece.com