Reduced/Zero Tail Swing Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

April 2013, Vol. 68 No. 4
The 97-hp, IT4 John Deere 135G.

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The Bobcat E45 zero tail swing compact excavator is part of the Bobcat M-Series excavator line in the 4- to 5-ton weight class. It is powered by a 41.8-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine and features an X-frame undercarriage that provides improved ground clearance and sheds debris for reduced cleanup time. It is available with a long arm option that maximizes dig depth, reach and dump height clearance. 866.823.7898,

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. An optional dozer blade increases the machine’s outstanding lifting capacity even further.

New Holland Construction
A Smart Hydraulic System on the E18B zero tail swing, compact excavator provides three pumps that ensure maximum power and smoothness for simultaneous lifting, swinging and travel operations. Key features include a 58.1 cubic-inch Mitsubishi diesel engine; a 3-Post Canopy ROPS/FOPS; and a foldable dozer blade that matches width of undercarriage in extended or retraced positions. 888.365.6423,