Fine grading excavator

Gradall says that its new top-of-the-line XL5100III excavator offers significant improvements over the XL5100 it replaces. Weighing 25tonnes, the excavator is aimed mainly at the North American market and can be carried on a shorter carrier improving its transportability while a shorter tailswing improves its ability at working in restricted space sites. Like all Gradall excavators, the machine is particularly suited to fine grading or finishing work. Unlike the XL5100, which was powered by two Cummins dies
Earthmoving & Earth Compaction / July 17, 2012
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Gradall says that its new top-of-the-line XL5100III excavator offers significant improvements over the XL5100 it replaces. Weighing 25tonnes, the excavator is aimed mainly at the North American market and can be carried on a shorter carrier improving its transportability while a shorter tailswing improves its ability at working in restricted space sites. Like all Gradall excavators, the machine is particularly suited to fine grading or finishing work.

Unlike the XL5100, which was powered by two 196 Cummins diesels, the new XL5100III is powered by a single 205kW 2960 Detroit Diesel engine that provides more overall power and reduces fuel consumption. This also reduces maintenance costs as the machine now has just one electrical system, a single radiator and one set of filters. The machine has only one fuel tank and the engine also offers a 600hour warranty, rather than the 250hours for the diesels being replaced. Drive is through an Eaton Roadranger transmission with nine speeds forward and two reverse gears.

The machines run on 6 x 4 and 6 x 6 configurations and are 150mm narrower than the models they replace. The boom movement hydraulics system uses a single load-sensing axial piston pump. The machine retains the trademark telescoping boom that allows it to work under bridges, trees and signage.

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