With 8,069 ft-lbs of arm force and increased bucket force, the Bobcat E85 compact excavator provides exceptional productivity when excavating or trenching. Additionally, it has an impressive 14,509 ft-lbs of breakout force — an 18 percent increase over its predecessor for class-leading productivity, and has a dig depth of 15 ft, 6 in. For improved uptime protection, the E85 has boom cylinder guards protecting the boom cylinder when the excavator is digging. Integrated into the undercarriage are four convenient tie-down points to simplify trailer loading for transport. For more information, visit www.bobcat.com.
NUCA BRONZE PARTNER
The Case CX210D weighs in at 48,973 lbs and is rated at 160 hp. With a bucket digging force of 34,621 lbs, maximum dig depth of 21 ft and a drawbar pull of 42,264 lbs, the CX210D is ideal for utility construction applications. The CX210D provides improved performance and productivity over its predecessors with faster cycle times, higher breakout forces, improved responsiveness and multifunctional control, and greater fuel efficiency. The arm and boom of the CX210D have been built stronger for greater durability and to support the added power of the machine. The CX210D also meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards with minimal maintenance — there is no diesel particulate filter (DPF), no DPF regeneration or associated lifetime service costs. For more information, visit www.casece.com.
NUCA GOLD PARTNER
The Cat M315F and M317F compact radius wheeled excavators are additions to the recently launched Cat F Series wheeled excavator range, reflecting the same customer focused design concept of their conventional radius counterparts, but providing customers the added choice of compactness. The new models make no compromise in power, performance or stability compared with their non-compact counterparts, and feature large working envelopes, high breakout forces and high lifting capacities. The new compact radius models offer a wide range of configurations, including undercarriage options and stick lengths. Wide steering angles and optimum turning radius facilitate maneuvering and simplify repositioning the machine. Available joystick steering further eases maneuvering, allowing operators to keep both hands on the joysticks and continue working, even when moving the machine. For more information, visit www.cat.com.
NUCA SUSTAINING PARTNER
The 312-hp DX350LC-5 crawler excavator features D-ECOPOWER, optimizing hydraulic system output with engine horsepower. D-ECOPOWER improves machine efficiency, productivity and fuel consumption, while refining machine control and enhancing operator comfort. A pressure-controlled pump, closed center main control valve and various sensors in the excavator electronically detect and control the precise amount of hydraulic oil required to perform a task. In addition, DX350LC-5 operators can choose from four power modes for more control to better balance fuel consumption and machine power to the working conditions. For more information, visit www.doosanequipment.com.
Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas recently introduced a key upgrade to its ZX60USB-5 compact excavator model — a new canopy option. This provides a cost-effective alternative to the cab and lets customers take advantage of lower ownership and operating costs. The ZX60USB-5 is Hitachi’s largest compact excavator model, bridging the gap between the ZX50U-5 compact and the ZX75US-5 mid-sized excavators. It features a fuel-efficient and reliable engine that meets emission standards and numerous enhancements that make maintenance simpler, such as improved access to coolers. When the new option on the ZX60USB-5 becomes available in October, all of Hitachi’s compact excavators will have a canopy option. For more information, visit www.hitachiconstruction.com.
The R35Z-9A zero tail swing excavator from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas is one of seven Tier 4 Final-compliant series 9A compact excavator models. As a 3-1/2-ton machine, the R35Z-9A fits into the fastest growing segment of the compact excavator market, and one of the most popular size classes among utility contractors. The Hyundai R35Z-9A excavator is powered by a Yanmar engine delivering 23.7 hp. Its maximum digging depth is 10 ft, 3 in., and its maximum reach at ground level is 17 ft, 1 in. Bucket breakout force is 6,900 lbf. In its standard configuration with a canopy, the R35Z-9A has an operating weight of 7,800 lbs. When specified with an optional cab, the machine’s operating weight is 8,470 lbs. For more information, visit www.hceamericas.com.
The JCB Hydradig is designed for ultimate visibility, stability, maneuverability and serviceability. Based on JCB’s Loadall telescopic handler concept, the Hydradig’s all-wheel drive, four-wheel steer chassis makes it simple to maneuver the machine in congested urban areas. Near 50-50 weight distribution between the axles and a longer wheelbase provides a smoother ride with better handling. A low center of gravity allows for stable lifting and excellent travel speeds of up to 25 mph between jobsites. Powered by a side-mounted, 108-hp, Tier-4-Final JCB EcoMAX diesel engine, the Hydradig can utilize a monoboom or triple-articulating TAB boom with three dipper lengths to suit a wide range of applications. Maintenance is easier thanks to ground-level service points, and all dig-end points are equipped with impregnated brushes. For more information, visit www.jcb.com.
NUCA GOLD PARNTER
The John Deere excavator lineup continues its transformation with the updating of the 135G and 245G LC reduced tail swing excavators. Built with the same toughness as their larger production-class counterparts, these machines deliver the productivity, uptime and low daily operating costs customers know and trust with the John Deere G-Series. Whether up against a wall or between a rock and a hard place, the 135G and 245G LC excavators can easily maneuver through any project, from urban renewal to street repair to underground utility construction. Equipped with durable EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV diesel engines, the excavators meet rigid emission regulations, so operators can tackle any project without compromising power, reliability or ease of operation. The 135G boasts 101 hp, while the 245G LC nets out at 159 hp. For more information, visit www.deere.com.
The Kobelco SK300LC-10 establishes new standards in value, productivity and durability. This robust 68,100-lb model is powered by a 252-hp Tier 4 Final HINO engine, enabling it to easily tackle heavy-duty applications and remain powerful and fuel-efficient. The Kobelco SK300LC-10 delivers a dynamic bucket digging force of 37,300-lbf to achieve leading-class work volume — even while minimizing fuel consumption. And, a new travel motor increases traction force by ~10 percent, enabling the SK300LC-10 to deliver a powerful drawbar pulling force without sacrificing travel speed. A higher boom foot cross-section, thicker arm-foot base plate and stronger foot bases are provided for added reinforcement. Additionally, a redesigned boss shape and boom foot improve overall stability while evenly distributing digging forces for optimum durability. For more information, visit www.kobelco-usa.com.
NUCA SILVER PARTNER
The versatile Komatsu PC88MR-10 bridges the gap between compact- and construction-sized excavators. Tier-4 Final certified, it requires no diesel particulate filter and uses no diesel exhaust fluid. The engine also features a Komatsu Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC), for an efficient and clean engine that lowers fuel consumption with no loss of performance. The PC88MR-10’s standard swing boom enables operators to work in confined spaces, closer to walls and foundations, while maintaining its high-lift capacity and stability. The excavator also comes standard with proportional joysticks, a bucket thumb-mounting bracket and auxiliary piping for attachments that allow for single and bi-directional flow. Piping return filters protect the hydraulic system from work tool failures. The excavator features a 7-ft, 7-in. standard blade, with power-angle blade and wide-blade options available. For more information, visit www.komatsuamerica.com.
Kubota’s flagship 8-ton power utility excavator, the KX080-4S, combines performance with superior digging force. A remarkable bucket breakout force of 14,660 lbs ensures high productivity in even the toughest applications, while an advanced load-sensing hydraulic system provides optimum oil flow to each cylinder, making operation under any load easy and smooth. A modern digital panel provides stored oil-flow settings for quick retrieval from one job to another, plus a roomy cabin features an air conditioner, two-pattern selection system, two-speed travel switch, deluxe suspension seat and retractable seatbelt. The environmentally friendly KX080-4s now has a new ECO E Plus setting. When the new ECO E Plus mode is activated, engine rpm is lowered and operators benefit from 16 percent fuel savings. For more information, visit www.kubota.com.
The Sany SY265C excavator is in the 24- to 28-metric-ton size class and will be released to the North American market in the fourth quarter of 2017. It’s equipped with a powerful Cummins Tier 4 Final engine, which does not require a diesel particulate filter and provides improved fuel economy. The positive flow hydraulic control system is supported by a top-quality Kawasaki main pump and main valve. The main pump provides faster cycle times and greater flow for attachments. Auxiliary hydraulics with flow adjustment on the display and proportional control on joysticks are standard. The machine is outfitted with the SanyLive GPS system to allow fleet managers to monitor machines and proactively react to the needs of the equipment. For more information, visit www.sanyamerica.com.
The TB2150 is the largest, most capable excavator in the Takeuchi lineup. At 34,480 lbs, the machine delivers greater functionality, performance, comfort and serviceability than the previous TB1140 SERIES 2 model. The TB2150 offers a maximum digging depth of 18 ft, maximum dump height of 20 ft, 4.9 in., maximum reach of 28 ft, 8.9 in. and maximum bucket breakout force of 22,190 lbs. Powered by a Deutz TCD 3.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine that is Tier 4 Final emissions compliant, the TB2150 produces 114 hp. It also delivers 339 ft-lbs of torque. A spacious cabin features a heated, deluxe, high-back air-suspension-seat, and the new color multi-information display keeps the operator informed of machine performance. For more information, visit www.takeuchi-us.com.
The latest in the expanding line of Volvo excavators is the EW60E, a wheeled model designed for operator comfort with surprising power for its compact size. The machine’s compact design, long arm, optional fixed boom and offset boom, long dozer blade, auxiliary hydraulic and thumb pipings make it suitable for a wide range of jobs and applications. The EW60E has a 10 percent larger cab than predecessor models, reduced noise and upgraded air conditioning for optimal airflow. Visibility has been improved with thinner pillars, while a rear-view camera and 7-in. color LCD display help eliminate blind spots in confined working areas. Grouped controls are available on the right-hand side, and the control system offers operators the chance to pre-set functions for convenience. For more information, visit www.volvoce.com. Tags: Bobcat, Case, Caterpillar, Doosan, Hitachi, Hyundai, JCB, John Deere, July/August 2017 Print Issue, Kobelco, Komatsu, Kubota, SANY, Takeuchi, Volvo