Medium & Large Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

November 2011, Vol. 66 No. 11
John Deere's 350G LC.

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The ZX470LC-5 replaces the model ZX450LC-3. The ZX470LC-5’s greater horsepower, combined with optimized hydraulics for bigger arm- and bucket-digging forces, result in more material moved per gallon of fuel. Also new are an updated light package with two cab lights and one additional boom light, and a rear-view video camera mounted on the counterweight. Now roomier, the cab has more side-to-side foot room and a larger door with more glass for better visibility to the side. The new heated and more comfortable air-suspension high-back seat provides excellent support. It also has more than 10 inches of travel, sliding together or independent of the joystick console, for the ultimate in customization. And the new easy-to-operate multifunction monitor with its rotary dial provides enhanced diagnostic features and integrates the radio and HVAC controls in one place. The monitor also displays images from the new rear-view camera. The new IT4 Isuzu engine with cooled EGR, is less complex to maintain while delivering the productivity, fuel efficiency, and reliability customers have enjoyed with Tier 3 models. A new exhaust filter consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst/diesel particulate filter. Periodic regeneration of this filter happens behind the scene and doesn’t impact machine operation or require operator involvement. When the service life of the filter has been achieved, a local Hitachi dealership will remove the filter and exchange it for another. 866.973.0394,